Meet Alyssa Simone | Lauren Simone Publishing Author

Alyssa Simone John, as the co-founder of Lauren Simone Publishing House and co-author of "Olivia Connects," the third installment in the Olivia Lauren series, is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. In addition to her literary achievements, she boasts a diverse background as a former teen actor, model, violinist, and track and field athlete.

Her acting credits include notable works such as "Coda" (film), "The Passion of the King" (play), and appearances on TV shows like "The Blacklist," "Orange is the New Black," and "Seven Seconds." Alyssa has also featured in music videos, such as "Polaridad" by Alex Ferreira, "My Daughter’s Living Room" by Alge, and "StereoTypes" by Black Violin. On the fashion front, she has graced the runways of events like Harlem Week and Circle of Sisters.

Alyssa's talents extend to her musical prowess, having played the violin since the third grade and participating in numerous orchestra recitals, including one with Black Violin at the Bushnell Theater. Notably, she is a makeup enthusiast, and her work as an editor, literary critic, and reviewer at Lauren Simone Publishing House showcases her multifaceted skills. Alyssa has garnered recognition in publications such as Writer's Life magazine, Wild Child magazine, and the Hartford Courant.



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