L.B. Simmons

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After graduating from Texas A&M University, L.B. Simmons did what any biomedical science major could do. She entered the workforce as a full-time chemist. Years later, never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined herself a USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance author as well.

What began as a memoir for her children, ended up being her first self-published book, Running on Empty. Initially it was written to chronicle their actions, their phrases, and their silly arguments so that when they were older, they would always have those memories. The memoir soon began to take on a life of its own, morphing into the story of a single mother with three little girls finding love when she least expected it. Soon after, her girls were given
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L.B. Simmons Music for sure. I have written all of my books to a certain playlist because I do connect so strongly with music and lyrics. Music evokes that emotion…moreMusic for sure. I have written all of my books to a certain playlist because I do connect so strongly with music and lyrics. Music evokes that emotion that I try so hard to tap into. Plus, I have three kids so when I'm writing, I need an effective way to block out the noise. ;)(less)
L.B. Simmons Hi Samantha! I try to write with emotion. So I guess I would call it embellished experience. LOL! I try to feel what the character is feeling in that …moreHi Samantha! I try to write with emotion. So I guess I would call it embellished experience. LOL! I try to feel what the character is feeling in that very moment and do my best to relay that to the reader. I pull from some things I have gone through, some of my own experiences or fears, but really in that moment I AM the character and feel what they feel. The stories all come from a scene in my head that I feel is the most powerful, and I just weave the story around that one scene. (less)
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In Under the Influence, the story centered around Dalton Greer’s internal struggle to keep the road he chose in order to escape his abusive childhood a secret from the girl he loved, Spencer Locke. Along the way, we also

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"Thank you to Spencer Hill Press for this ARC in exchange of a honest review!

We're been bonded by pain, but together, we're rooted in resilience. We are four. We are the Wildflowers.


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"This was such a lovely book that reminded me a lot of works by John Green and Jennifer Niven, two of my favorite authors.

These kids are so strong even when the world has done then SO wrong. It's a tragic story with a beautiful meaning.

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“Every being in this world makes an impact on at least one person they encounter during their lifetime. You can change the course of someone’s life by just a kind word, a hateful one, or even by simply choosing not to say anything at all. Every choice you make has the potential to create a ripple effect, trickling into and affecting the lives of others.”
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Martha Perez Happy to connect L.B.


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L.B. Autom wrote: "Thank you for adding me! It was an honor to meet you in OKC. Love your books and can't wait to read more from you. :)"

How did I miss this Autom???? LOL! Thank you so much for visiting with me OKC and of course, thank you for reading!!! <3


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Autom Thank you for adding me! It was an honor to meet you in OKC. Love your books and can't wait to read more from you. :)


Kristen Nice to meet you, L.B... Thanks for the add! I'm a fan of yours of Facebook as well. :)


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Fred Thanks so much for adding me, I look forward to reading your book and being friends!


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L.B. Hey! Whats up my dear?!? I look forward to reading your reviews!


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