Simon Higgins has worked as a disc jockey, marketing manager and monster in a sideshow ghost train. He also spent a decade in law enforcement as a police officer, a prosecutor and a licensed private investigator, where his cases ranged from murders to alleged UFO incidents. Later in life he returned full-time to his first love - writing. Simon has travelled in Japan, China and the Philippines and now lives in northern New South Wales with his wife and two teenage children. He enjoys science fiction movies, collecting traditional Japanese art, and restoring the rainforest on his family's rural property.