Latrice Simpkins Indie Author

Meet the Author

Latrice Simpkins has been passionately writing for over sixteen years. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business from California State University, San Marcos, and a Master’s degree in Management from Florida Institute of Technology. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years she began a career in civil service for the Department of the Navy as a Contracts and Grants Officer. Latrice is most notably known for providing grant assistance throughout Africa supporting the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. She received a Letter of Commendation from the Commanding officer of Naval Health Research Center in 2012 for her outstanding work.

As a survivor of Gender Based Violence (GBV), Latrice has a passion for helping others who experience this widespread violation of human rights. She seeks to contribute to improving and saving the lives of many by donating 100% of net proceeds from “Matika and the River Lion” and “Hidden Flowers” to Hidden Flowers Foundation with a mission focused on reduction and prevention of GBV and sex trafficking.

Latrice Simpkins currently lives in San Diego with her two beautiful young daughters.  Her hobbies include working out, biking, collecting African art, and playing “zombie” Barbie with her girls.  


Human Trafficking Book Series (Fiction)

The Hidden Flowers Foundation series will take readers on a journey into the depths of the atrocious world of human trafficking, which continues to fester, by addressing this topic in a thoughtful manner through fiction storytelling.

Read for a Cause and wage a battle against the widespread violation of human rights, contributing to quality of life improvement and the preservation of lives. 100% of books proceeds will be donated to Hidden Flowers Foundation with a mission focused on reduction and prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) and Human/Sex Trafficking.

Human Trafficking Books

Hidden Flowers.

Young Matika begins a new life in the U.S. after she and her family narrowly escape their native country of Uganda. When Matika falls for the illusion of love, she is scorned by her family and left homeless. Desperate, she reconnects with an acquaintance, an undercover liaison for U.S. special projects rescuing missing and exploited teens. Infiltrating into the seedy world of the unlawful, forging new advisories, Matika must lend her strength to the innocent flowers trapped within. Matika soon discovers her own personal stake that forces her to look deeper, but will she be forever hidden in the veil…

Matika & the River Lion.

Matika, a young daughter of an affluent and prominent military general, is abandoned by her mother and separated from her siblings during the Lords Liberation Army’s raid. She escapes into the menacing jungles under the pursuit of a crazed colonel, who becomes obsessed with her emerging womanly beauty. Matika must contort through a labyrinth of deceit, crafted by her father’s enemies, to make a heroic stand using her ingenuity and inner-strength. Will Matika rise above the shadows of obsession, conspiracy, and bloodshed…

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Tell Your Story.

We provide a forum for survivors of sex trafficking to tell their journey, elevating their voices to be added to the Hidden Flowers collection alongside many others. There are many platforms to get your story out, including audio. All personal identifiable information will be altered for maximum discretion. If you would like your story told, contact us today.