Jack Simmons

Jack Simmons, author of 'Three Dashes Bitters'

A professor of philosophy, Jack Simmons specializes in metaphysical comedies with romantic twists.

He is the author of Three Dashes Bitters, a novel set in the city of New Orleans; the short story “The Painter’s Daughter” (The Southern Tablet, 2014); the plays A Tropical Affair (performed in 2013) and The Thin Tweed Line (performed in 2022); and the book Hydrology and Its Discontents: Contemplations on the Innate Paradoxes of Water Research (Springer, 2024).

He is also the editor of The 21st Century and Its Discontents (Lexington Books, 2020), an academic book on contemporary social norms.

He has published scholarly articles in journals such as Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Film and Philosophy, the International Journal of Decision Ethics, and Techné: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

He was born in California but has spent his adult years in the South. He attended Mandeville High School in Louisiana as well as Louisiana State University and Tulane University.

He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife Katherine and is the proud father of Savannah, Mary, and Augustus.

Although teaching and research keep him busy, he still finds time to sail and enjoy a Sazerac cocktail (or two) in the evenings.


Bitches & Bourbon, “Three Dashes Bitters by Jack Simmons,” Season 4, Episode 36, December 12, 2022

Gabrielle Chloe Reilly, “A Thin Tweed Line Analysis,” The George-Anne, May 3, 2022

Premiere of The Thin Tweed Line at the Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater

Emmalyne Roper, “The Thin Tweed Line Preview,” The George-Anne, April 14, 2022

Kevin Grogin, author of 'Black Sheep White Cop: Savannah EXPOsed,' talks with Jack Simmons, author of 'Three Dashes Bitters,' and publisher Leigh E. Rich at the 2019 Savannah Authors Expo.

Staff, “Three Dashes Bitters: Hot nights in New Orleans,” Connect Savannah, May 3, 2017

Books by Jack Simmons

Plays by Jack Simmons