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The Cotton SpiesSimon G. John has just published his second novel, The Cotton Spies, available as a free eBook on Smashwords.com. Set in 1918, the novel highlights cotton’s dramatic role in the chaotic events in Central Asia during World War I and the beginning of the Russian Civil War. British intelligence officers are sent into Russia to prevent the Bolsheviks, the Germans and the Ottoman Turks from getting their hands on the cotton and on other vital war resources and to forestall any invasion threat to British India.

Queen of ClubsSimon’s first novel, Queen of Clubs, tells the story of how the villagers of Glanddu in Wales seek, by hook or by crook, to ensure the survival of their rugby club. The novel, available as an eBook only, can be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

Simon grew up in the Bloomsbury area of London and now lives in Carmarthen, Wales with his wife, artist and illustrator Lynn Blake John. Simon has begun work on his third novel, which is about Welsh village rugby players in the 1960s who leave their home team and cross over to play for an adjoining village or an even more heinous crime — leaving the amateur Rugby Union to play professional Rugby League.

Queen of Clubs, the novel