Natasha Simmons was born and raised in Beaumont, TX. Even as a kid she spent much of her spare time writing stories and poems. She has traveled and lived all over the world with the military and has worked most recently as a teacher’s assistant and substitute teacher. She is a graduate of University of Maryland University College with a degree in English. While taking a creative writing class, she had an assignment to write a short story using dialogue. During that time she worked as a teacher’s assistant and her supervising teacher read the story and wanted to know what happened with the characters. Thus was the birth of her debut novel Simple Pleasures in which the prologue is the original short story. Natasha is a sucker for a great romance and spends her time writing, reading, and caring for her three children.