During her former husband’s first tour at Camp Lejeune, N. P. Simpson began writing freelance pieces for the Globe, the official base newspaper. Based on those articles, she was hired as a reporter for the Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C. She accompanied her husband to Okinawa for a three-year tour, during which she wrote for Off Duty, a military-family magazine published in Hong Kong. Simpson then became city editor of the Daily News when her husband was reassigned to Lejeune. Her stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and she is the author of Tunnel Vision: A True Story of Multiple Murders and Justice in Chaos at America’s Biggest Marine Base. She lives in Raleigh, N.C., but still occasionally stays at the B.O.Q. guest house at Lejeune for a weekend.