All About Von

All About Von

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, keeping the social experiences fresh. In 2011, Von decided to focus on her dream to publish her many works.

Von Simeon 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. Her poems and short stories are featured in American and British literary mediums, with the intention to make her artwork available in every country on the planet.

Born in Colón, Panama, raised in Germany, having lived in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Kentucky as a child, and well-traveled since then, the artist calls Saint Pete Beach Florida home.


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  1. Sabina Ho de Ramos

    Just so pleasant to be in this site. The combination of interesting themes, the way the autor presents everything, the pink vs strong colors…..just makes you “need” to go on with the reading. Von, doing what you love is what matters and what defenitely get you into living happily. Keep doing this extraordinary journey towards perfection. SabinaR.

  2. i wish i could write a novel that fast. it takes me about a century! thanks for liking my blog piece. i look forward to reading more of your work.

  3. Robin Williams

    I really enjoy your site!!!:)

  4. I just saw your comment on someone else’s blog (about motivation and rejection). You are OFFICIALLY awesome. I mam now following your blog. And by the way, the fluidity of your comment, as well as its crispness, is better than half the books out there! It’s amazing how a paragraph (like yours) can be more impressive than a three-book volume.

    I hope you have time to visit my blog and critique my poetry — unlike most, I actually think your critique would be valuable!!!

  5. I mainly have started in SciFi and am shopping some stories around electronically in that genre. Any other publishing advice you have I’d appreciate. I did work up a novel based on the military – sort of Clancy-ish – that I have to wait to publish…

  6. Thank you for following!
    Im impressived with your biography!
    Hope to keep in touch

  7. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama:)

  8. gosh, von! i hadn’t realized you were so photogenic. thanks for the nice pictures.

  9. Hi there,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my little corner of the blogosphere and the follow, your support is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing more from you:-)
    Have a great day,

  10. Thanks for following. I see we share the same taste in hats!

  11. Mad women are just undeniably beautiful:)

  12. Great site, saw you via a follower of my blog. Please keep up the great work.
    Kind regards

  13. Love the way you write Madwomen.. Its like the way I like calling myself – Madpoet.. hehe!

  14. I’m just a neophyte. Pleased to meet a heavyweight in the craft *bows*:)

  15. I have a small favor to ask, but before I ask it, let me say this: PLEASE WRITE A SEQUEL! I have read JUAREZ about a dozen times! Anyways, as to the favor, I need your help with a social justice project. If you’re interested in women’s reproductive health rights, please email me, subject WOMEN’S HEALTH. My address is

  16. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!:) To accept and find out more, please go to:

  17. Aloha Von. I’m seeing the places that you’ve been when growing up; was your family in the military? And has all those places had influences in your writing?

    • Aloha Canisius! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. You are absolutely correct; Army all the way..HOO AHH!
      As far as influences, not entirely. I traveled much more of the United States as an adult, so my works tend to build around ‘stateside’ locations. My novel makes the exception; the protagonist’s origin story plays out between Mannheim, Germany and Ft Meade, Maryland, and the conflict she experiences launches out of Ft Bliss, Texas (ergo the book title, I Blew Up Juarez, which is theoretically easy to do from that military reservation). The project I’m currently producing is purposely without military references, because I started to feel like a one trick pony with all the shoot em up bang bang😉
      This was a way longer response than you wanted, but you happened to catch me while I’m waiting on dinner! Enjoy your day and come visit me again soon!:)

  18. Oh wow. Thanks for replying so quickly. Say, you wouldn’t by chance to have roots from the Pacific, would ya? I just so happen to know a Simeon family from the Pacific and was also in the military; and army too.

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