Software Packages

Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Publisher Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Windows Movie Maker Animoto Microsoft Outlook Lotus Notes

HR and General Business (Retired)

Held a variety of positions throughout my HR career including:  Manager, Sr. Generalist, Benefits Administrator, Payroll Administrator, Safety/Wellness, Retirement Plans, ESPP, Workers Compensation, HRIS, et al.   Responsible for implementation of HR related software programs, troubleshooting of timeclocks, orientations for benefits, retirement plans and stock plans, communications from HR to employee base and more.   Interacted with accounting, IT and senior management on a regular basis. 

Video Trailers (Retired)

Skilled in creating video trailers to advertise business's and or individual's  product.  I also produce  book videos for authors. Software used Windows Movie Maker Animotos * (Preferred medium)

Ghostwriting (Retired)

Award-winning novelist and entrepreneur.  Created writing company specializing in creative communications for businesses and individuals   Ghostwriting includes:  novels, non-fiction, memoirs, academic papers, health/wellness, business related articles and more.         

Work History

Work History
Jan 2003 - 2009

Freelance Writer

Simpson - E Publishing

Services OfferedGHOSTWRITING - Novels, Articles, Web Content CORPORATE WRITING - Press Releases, Bios, Academic Papers, Newsletters, White Papers, Policy & Procedure Manuals, Employee HandbooksMARKETING WRITING - Brochures, Press kits, Press Releases, BiosVIRTUAL ASSISTANT - Data Entry, Phone Messages, Spreadsheets, Calendar Maintenance, Business Letters

Dec 2003 - Apr 2006

HRIS - HelpDesk


Handled Helpdesk questions regarding Kronos timeclock issues for all hospitals across the United States.Also helped to configure payrules and program the clocks for hospitals requiring new clocks.

May 1995 - Sep 2003

Sr. Human Resources Generalist

Cendant, Inc.

Handled the following positions:Payroll: ADP, Kronos, E-Time, Lawson, Auditing, ReportingBenefits: Orientations, Medical/Dental/Vision/STD/LTD/Life/401(k)/Stock and troubleshooting thereof.Workers Compensation, Safety, OSHA requirementsEmployee Relations: Counseling employees, documenting issues, working with attorneys on sensitive casesHRIS - Input of meaningful HR data for reportingReporting/Analysis: Attrition reporting, New Hires, Terminations, and other reports as requested.


1988 - 1989


Massey Business College
1980 - 1985

Bachelor of Music

Lamar University

Graduated in class of 1985, Deans List for 3 semesters


  • Placed 4th in the Covey Trailer Awards 2009 - Most Intriguing Trailer created by an author
  • Winner of (2) Grace Note Awards 2009 - Short Story & Poetry
  • Won Best Indie Novel award 2008 for "The Mango Tree Cafe, Loi Kroh Road" co written by myself and Alan Solomon
  • Pulitzer Prize Competitor 2007 - Best Fiction (The Mango Tree Cafe, Loi Kroh Road)
  • Member of the Week - Freelancer's Union - 2007
  • Competing for Best Fiction - 2007 -
  • Featured at Southern Festival of Books 2002, reading of my short story; "Conversations with Pearl"


My interests range from writing my own novels, screenplays to photography, traveling to island destinations and meeting people from different parts of the world.


Ms. Simpson is an award-winning novelist, Pulitzer Prize competitor, retired professional ghostwriter, screenwriter, and blogger. 

Today, Ms. Simpson has just completed her latest literary effort entitled, “ELLIPSIS, a collection of Essays and Short Stories…” and is garnering impressive reviews from readers and writers alike.  Her previous work, “The Mango Tree Café, Loi Kroh Road,” with co-author Alan Solomon earned the authors an award at the 2008 Indie Book Awards, competed for a Pulitzer Prize, and was shown at the International Book fair in Beijing, China.  Simpson’s literary credits include garnering attention from a Project Greenlight critic and being featured at the Southern Festival of Books in 2002

Additionally, Taryn has enjoyed success as a classically trained musician where she performed with various orchestras and artists such as The Tonight Show's Doc Severinson.  Simpson was accepted to the University of Texas at Arlington at the age of 12, and was chosen to participate in a master class with famed marimbist Leigh Howard Stevens.  She also auditioned at the Juilliard School in New York City at the age of 17.  She holds a Bachelor of Music and credits her musical creativity as a stepping stone to her successful writing career