Von Simeon is a lifelong artist, writing since age 3 and stage performing since age 4. Her first published work, at age 11, appeared in a national poetry magazine in Germany.
Always the artist but also of scientific mind, Von earned a BBA in Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods in 1999, and a MS in Community and Economic Development with a minor in Science, Technology, and Society in 2008.
She spent twenty-one years in public service, fulfilling roles for American military, federal, state and municipal governments, with in-between stints in information technology, fashion, and food service, to name a few.
In 2011, Von decided to focus on her deferred dream to publish her many works. She has transitioned from emergent local artist to accomplished independent author, triumphantly releasing her debut novel, I Blew Up Juarez, in 2014, an action/thriller fiction based on her social observations and unique philosophy.
As a poetess, she is known as Inanna, in grace to her guiding icon. In the last few years, Inanna has used her artistry as a platform to demonstrate the integration of the divine feminine while healing from severe traumatic events.
Permanently disabled at 34 years of age, Von Simeon fights daily with a healthy regime of exercise, meditation, creativity, and a mix of shamanic and Western treatments. She nourishes a loving relationship with Erik and her mental health dog, Roberto.