Kristen Simmons (born June 5, 1984) is an author of young adult fiction. Her first published novel was Article 5, a dystopian novel about an America controlled by the "Moral Militia." Article 5 has been followed by two sequels: Breaking Point and Three. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days supporting the caffeine industry and chasing her delightfully rambunctious son.