D. Bryant Simmons

D. Bryant Simmons was born in Chicago in 1983. She fell in love with reading at a young age and planned to live out her golden years writing her own stories.

But in 2008 she got an idea for a novel that she just couldn't shake. As the idea developed, a web of characters emerged - three generations of women. The result is her award-winning debut How To Knock A Bravebird From Her Perch.

D. currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.