Simon Barnes

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Austin, Texas
University Of Kent At Canterbury
Early Human History, True Crime, Biology
  • In college, Simon did a chemistry project on the metal content of various beers, with the department providing the supplies.
  • Simon worked for several years coordinating breeding programs for genetically modified mice.
  • An avid reader from childhood, his book collection has grown to include several antiques older than the country he lives in, as well as some he helped edit.


A trained biologist, Simon discovered his scientist’s tendencies towards order and detail were perfect traits for an editor. He started off lightly with the master’s thesis of a friend in anthropology during college, and he has now assisted with the production of several non-fiction books. He began writing for Grunge in 2021 and moved to editing in 2022.


Simon holds a bachelor's in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and still regularly attends public lectures on cosmology and ancient history.
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