“I wrap my bravado in ribbons of tendons and bruise-kissed skin and even that is not enough of an offering”

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About Me

Tanya Simone Simpson - writer | dark and introspective fiction

Exploring inner and outer worlds through dark and introspective fiction.

Hello! I’m Tanya. I tell stories inspired by city streets and stormy seas, synaesthesia and l’appel du vide, violent pasts and wide open futures.

Made in Ireland, I now share a home in Scotland with my husband and a cat with entitlement issues. I was born on the cusp of Gen X and Millennial, run on coffee and have a weakness for fountain pens, expertly choreographed fight scenes, and extremely clean kitchens.

My books and short stories live on Wattpad, where you can read them for free on any device in your browser or the Wattpad app. My current project is book one of a neo-noir cyberpunk trilogy, with updates about progress and plans happening on my blog if you’d like to find out more.

I do social things with words and pictures on Twitter and Instagram.

Want to email me? You can do that at hello@tanyasimonesimpson.com

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Winter Follows

A novel | 2019

One month, one city, five lives colliding with the forces of fate. A thrill-seeking tech genius with an appetite for dangerous extremes. A retired contract killer fighting to escape his past and himself. An underworld driver tempted deeper into a life of violence. A heartbroken musician lost in hedonistic free fall. A soldier burdened with prophecy who only wants to go home. Dark, dark days. Beginnings…

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Car Thieves

A novella | 2018

The year 2027. Edinburgh, Scotland. Disease has swept a deadly path through society. A nightlife mogul with a violent past, a sadistic drug dealer, an artist craving companionship, a privileged playboy and a fiercely independent motor mechanic struggle to survive in the chaotic and brutal leftover world of the immune.

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Stone Flowers Grow in Cold Places

Stone Flowers Grow in Cold Places

A novella | 2017

When a robbery takes an unexpected turn, part-time criminal Andie Valentine is forced to make a difficult choice: dive deeper into a dangerous but lucrative world or escape to a new beginning, abandoning her home in Edinburgh and her last connection to the girl who changed her life and shattered her heart.

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Radiant Brevity

Radiant Brevity

A flash fiction collection | Ongoing

An ongoing collection of dark and introspective flash fiction.

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A microfiction collection | Ongoing

An ongoing collection by month of my #vss365 (very short story every day) microfiction Tweets based on daily writing prompts. 

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