Donald Laird Simons was born September 29, 1945 in Morgantown, West Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1967 with a BA in Psychology and in 1970 with an MA in Drama. In 1981, Mr. Simons earned a Doctorate in Communication-Drama from the University of Southern California.
In 1992, his personal narrative, I REFUSE: Memories of a Vietnam War Objector, was published by The Broken Rifle Press, Trenton, New Jersey.
In 2018, his novel, OBOE WOES, was published by Crescendo Publishing, Carlsbad, California.
Currently, Mr. Simons lives in Costa Mesa, California.