Simone was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, where she still lives today. Simone went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and received her Bachelor’s of Science there in Psychology in 1992. She continued her education at Loyola University-Chicago where she received her Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Relations while working for a manufacturing company creating diversity programs for their employees.

She loves animals (she has two dogs – a labradoodle and a German Shepherd), kids (she also has two of those) and her family. In her spare time she’s the Hockey Mom for her kids hockey teams and is an active Girl Scout leader specially trained in outdoor education. She also spends time mentoring other teen and adult authors. (She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books.) Simone writes about teens because she was a teen in the 80’s (when spiked hair and blue eye shadow were “rad”) and she loves writing about those exciting teen relationships and romances.

Simone Elkeles – Wild Cards

Tot nu toe heb ik alle boeken die ik van Simone Elkeles gelezen heb, de 3-delige serie Perfect Chemistry (klik hier voor de reviews: 1, 2 & 3) en de 2-delige serie Leaving Paradise, 5...

Simone Elkeles – Leaving Paradise

Waarom ik het lezen van deze 2-delige serie zo lang heb uitgesteld weet ik niet, maar ik had ze al een hele tijd op de ‘nog te lezen lijst’ staan en na het laatste...

Simone Elkeles – Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction was alles wat ik ervan verwachtte en ik baal dat ik hem uit heb want dit was de laatste in de serie van de Fuentes broers *zucht*. Deze was net zo tenenkrullend...

Simone Elkeles – Rules of Attraction

Ik keek uit naar het 2e deel van Perfect Chemistry. De passie en sexuele aantrekkingskracht tussen Alex en Brittany in Perfect Chemistry spatte van de pagina’s af en ik verwachtte eigenlijk hetzelfde van Rules...

Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry

Wow. Dit is het meest romantische, meeslepende, spannende hedendaagse boek dat ik tot nu toe gelezen heb. Brittany is het perfecte meisje van school, mooi, populair en rijk, iedereen zou zo met haar willen...