Teresa R. Simpson Follow Facebook Twitter Teresa R. Simpson is a freelance travel journalist who has lived in Memphis, Tennessee, her entire life and written for The Commercial Appeal, a daily newspaper in the city.Simpson is the author of "Memphis Murder & Mayhem," a historical non-fiction novel about the various crimes of the late 1800s and early 1900s that gave the city the name "The Murder Capital of the World." Experience Teresa R. Simpson is a former writer for TripSavvy who wrote about Memphis tourism, attractions, events, and destinations for over seven years.As a freelance writer, Simpson's work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The Commercial Appeal, Memphis' daily newspaper. She is the author of two books, "Memphis Murder & Mayhem" and "The Everything Baby Sign Language Book."As a lifelong Memphian, Teresa has been exploring Memphis and the mid-south for years. One of her passions is uncovering those hidden gems—the lesser-known history, attractions, and characters—that make Memphis unique. Education Teresa attended both The University of Memphis and Southwest Tennessee Community College.Awards and Publications"Memphis Murder & Mayhem""The Everything Baby Sign Language Book""Elvis Presley's Homes in Memphis""Outdoor Activities in Memphis" About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.