Hello, my name is David M. Simon. Call me Dave.
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’m a writer, illustrator, and lifelong reader, and I plan on talking about all those things…what I’m writing and have written, what I’m drawing and have drawn, what I’m reading and—well, you get the idea.
My first novel, a funny fantasy adventure for mid-graders called Trapped In Lunch Lady Land was published in 2014. You can read more about it in the WRITING section of this blog. I’ve also been published in magazines like Highlights. Besides writing for kids, I write horror, fantasy, and science fiction for adults.
I’ve been a working freelance illustrator for more than 40 years, doing everything from greeting cards and wallpaper borders to picture books and magazine illustrations.
When I’m not doing one of those things listed above, I’m often doing all of those things as creative director for a small yet mighty ad agency in sunny Cleveland, Ohio, where I’ve worked for more than 35 years.
I’m married (hi Caroline!) with three mostly-grown kids who make me proud every day.
That’s me, I guess. Please poke around and let me know what you think. I’ll be adding content often, as life permits—feel free to follow my blog for updates.
If you’re interested in custom illustrations for your book cover, picture book, to hang on your fridge, whatever—drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
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