From the small rugby loving town of Warrington, Cheshire emerges a Full Time Serco Sales Manager, married Father of three with a passion for children writing.

' I have always love writing right from my Junior School and I graduated from University as the best creative writer'

So he put pen to paper and wrote a book titled 'The Bee Hive'

' Its an adventure story of two best friends Ben and Dan aspiring to win the scientist of the year award in school. They create a make shift laboratory from an old shed that used to be a Bee Hive. They stumble upon a map hidden beneath the rotting floorboards and team up with Dan's annoying sister Alice to unravel the mystery of the treasure map'

London based Austin Macauley Publishers snapped the book up and published it on the 31st May 2016 but not before the writers now 13 year old daughter designed and illustrated the book

'The Beehive by Simon Adepetun is a tight little sharp-witted bumble through a short period in Dan's young life. 'What's a bumble? - Shut up Alice!' - Austin Macauley

So really this could be seen as a Father - Daughter story from start to finish.

If you like to know more about the story and what the author is up to, please check out his website

He is on twitter (my blog) ( my google blog) ( to hear the writer and illustrator read from THE BEE HIVE) ( To buy the book in the UK) ( To buy the book in USA) ( to contact my publisher)

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I am a children author from Manchester who has written my debut novel THE BEE HIVE. It was published by Austin Macauley Publishers designed and illustrated by my 13 year old daughter.

A Warrington author has released his debut novel last year. Simon Adepetun has written the incredible story The Bee Hive; this book is the exciting and engaging story of Ben and his friend, desperate to become School Scientists of the Year, who stumble upon a treasure map in an old abandoned bee hive. With Ben's annoying sister, Alice, they team up to unravel clues and find the gold.

Simon wishes that his readers will truly be "Encapsulated by the adventure we all embark on" and that his young audience will connect with the moral message as well as see a friend in his believable characters and laugh along with the book's incredible wit.

"My passion for writing started whilst in junior school and I continued to write through my university days, the zeal to write waxed stronger by the day" says Simon Adepetun. "I needed a theme so one day whilst heading to work, I noticed an old run down shed, looked at my kids and thought 'now here's an idea' – The Bee Hive was thus born."

Simon lives in Warrington with his wife and three children. He has a 2:1 (Hons) in English Studies and a postgraduate certificate in Theatre Studies from the University of Manchester. He loves to travel and of course, to write.

The Bee Hive is a funny and beloved children's book from everyone who has shown an interest. After his book launch in Waterstones Warrington, Simon has spoken to over 2000 students in total in the local schools around Warrington, most recently Sir Thomas Boteler High School on the 12th December. During the summer, Simon attended summer days in Orford, Birchwood and Great Sankey. Simon has been interviewed on radio stations including the likes of Radio Warrington, BBC Merseyside, UCB, Salford FM, Bolton FM and more. he has also been interviewed by the Warrington Guardian and has participated in signings at countless places in his area.

Grab a copy of The Bee Hive now and sink into the wonderful story of Ben and his quest for treasure.

The Bee Hive, published by Austin Macauley, is available to purchase from Amazon and all good bookshops. For more information, please visit

Note to Editors:
1. Images available upon request.
2. Review copies available upon request.
3. Author is available for interview – contact Sam Platt to arrange.
4. Austin Macauley is an independent publisher based in London. Publishers of quality literary fiction, nonfiction and eBooks.