Taryn Simpson began her journey in the arts by becoming a classically trained percussionist where she auditioned at the famed Juilliard School in New York City at the age of 17 and performed with various symphony orchestras and famed musicians such as Doc Severinsen.
Her literary credits include competing for a Pulitzer Prize, winning a 2008 Indie Book Award, garnering attention from Project Greenlight for one of her screenplays and being featured at the International Book Fair in Beijing, China as well as the Southern Festival of Books. She was also chosen as The Tennessean's "Person of the Week" of her literary success ("Ghostwriter connects across Continents") regarding her long-distance collaborative effort, "The Mango Tree Cafe', Loi Kroh Road".
Due to a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease she became disabled and retired from music and writing at the age of 50. It was during this time that Simpson traded her drumsticks and pen for paintbrushes to pursue art. While painting challenges her physical steadiness, it still allows her to continue her love of the arts. She was dubbed "The Shaky Artist" due to her diagnosis of Parkinson's.
Books by Taryn Simpson:
"Ellipsis, A collection of Essays and Short Stories",
"The Long Road from Perdition" by: JR Stone (Taryn Simpson),
"The Mango Tree Cafe, Loi Kroh Road" by: Taryn Simpson & Alan Solomon,
"Missing My Body" by: Taryn Simpson & Jason Walker
as well as 11 ghostwritten novels and books for clients.