Simone currently lives in west Michigan with her family and four cats. She has lived in and traveled to dozens of states and countries, including four years in Japan. She has been writing all of her life, seriously only after returning to Michigan. A lifelong learner, she still takes classes in a variety of subjects and an ever expanding list of hobbies. When not writing she can be found sewing, quilting, reading, cooking, baking, photography, cross-stitch, beading, scrap-booking, and chaperoning marching band teenagers.