Bobbi J. Simmons is a poet, writer and author of the new novel, “Birdwild.” “Birdwild” is her first novel in a series of follow-up books. As a veteran educator she holds an Ed. S. degree in Educational Leadership. Bobbi has spent the past two and a half decades teaching the various genres of reading and writing. Her writing is the therapeutic method she uses in order to write passionately about fictional and non-fictional scenarios. Bobbi’s insatiable appetite for writing gives her writing a profound spark of high energy. She was the 2018 Colorism Healing Poetry Contest author’s pick winner for her poem about the essence of natural hair called, “Black Cotton.” Two of her pieces were featured in the 2020 Colorism Healing Writing Contest. She is the founder and creator of the writing group, “Free to Be Penned Up,” a charted writing club for young future authors and artists passionate about their work. Since it’s conception the club has aspired and propelled several writers and artist to the next level as winners of various local, state and national contests.