Rona Simmons is the author of the contemporary suspense novel, The Martyr’s Brother, and two works of historical fiction, The Quiet Room and Postcards from Wonderland. Most recently she co-authored and published Images from World War II, celebrating the art of WWII veteran and artist Jack Smith.

Ms. Simmons created and manages both The Book Widows and The Killers Next Door, groups of Georgia authors that speak at bookstores, libraries, and festivals. She also is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from writing, editing, and publishing to choosing a second career.

When not planning to write, writing, or talking about writing, Rona “slow blogs” about women in the creative arts on “Women at Word,” local authors and bookstores on “From Acworth to Zebulon,” and this and that for The Huffington Post Blog.

Her stories, articles, and interviews have been published in literary journals and online magazines, including The Adanna Literary Journal, Storychord, Deep South Magazine, Points North, and The Persimmon Tree. 

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