Simon Wyatt was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1983. He was raised in Glendene, in the west of Auckland, where he attended Kelston Boys’ High School, before completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland, majoring in political science.
After completing his studies, Simon commenced a ten-year career with the New Zealand Police, the last six years of which he spent as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB): two years on the General Squad CIB, one year in the Adult Sexual Abuse Team and three years in the Child Protection Team.
In 2012, while recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disorder, he started working on The Student Body.
Currently an investigator for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO); Simon is working on his second novel.
Simon’s primary goal with his writing – using his past experience and skills as a serious crime investigator – is to bring authenticity to his readers, with thrilling fast-paced storylines based in a local setting of Auckland, New Zealand.