Meet FAPA Member Antonio Simon, Jr.
Antonio Simon, Jr.
Author of The Gullwing Odyssey, a hilarious fantasy adventure.
Antonio Simon, Jr. is an award-winning author of six books and over thirty short stories published to date. His debut novel, “The Gullwing Odyssey,” is a fantasy-comedy that became an Amazon Kindle Top 5 Bestseller in 2014.
He is the Head of Business Development for Darkwater Syndicate, the publisher with a defense contractor’s name. Under his leadership, Darkwater has grown exponentially. The small press released ten books in the first six months of 2017 and now represents forty authors, including the UK’s legendary Guy N. Smith (international bestseller with over 200 books to his name). The company focuses on five genres: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, thrillers, and comedy.
Mr. Simon has won the prestigious International Book Award; the Royal Palm Literary Award; the FAPA President’s Award; Pacific Book Award; Indie Book of the Day; and the Reader?s Favorite Five-Star seal. He holds a law degree from Saint Thomas University School of Law and two undergraduate degrees (Political Science and History) from the University of Miami. He lives in Miami, Florida.
Marco’s life as a messenger isn’t great, but the work is easy and he gets retirement pay in thirty years. Little does he know his life teeters on the cusp of change.
When an unusual assignment sends him overseas, he finds himself stranded in foreign lands. With no way home and no hope of making his delivery, he sees sour prospects for attaining his modest retirement dreams, much less getting out of the whole mess alive. Even that wouldn’t be so bad if he weren’t constantly outrunning pirates, embroiled in international intrigue, and attacked by a hummingbird with an appetite for human brains – that’s just the start of his misadventures.
But lurking in the wings is a much greater threat than getting sacked from his job. The fate of an entire civilization may well rest upon his scrawny shoulders. In spite of himself and quite by accident, Marco may yet become the hero he strives not to be.
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