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Pat Simmons is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth. She is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels, in hopes of tracking down distant relatives who happen to pick up her books. She has been a genealogy enthusiast since her great-grandmother died at the young age of ninety-seven in 1988.
Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. She believes God is the Author who advances the stories she writes.
Pat has a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various positions in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions.
She is the multi-published author of several single titles and eBook novellas, including the #1 Amazon best seller in God’s Word, A Christian Christmas. Her awards include Talk to Me, ranked #14 of Top Books in 2008 that Changed Lives by Black Pearls Magazine. She is a two-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance for Still Guilty (2010) and Crowning Glory (2011). Her beloved Jamieson men are featured in the Guilty series: Guilty of Love, Not Guilty of Love, and Still Guilty; the Jamieson Legacy series: Guilty by Association, The Guilt Trip, and Free from Guilt; the Guilty Parties: The Acquittal and The Confession (coming 2015). Given the success of the Jamieson men, Pat is elated to introduce the Carmen Sisters series: No Easy Catch, book one, followed by In Defense of Love, book two, published by Whitaker House.
In addition to researching her roots and sewing, she has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.
Pat has converted her sofa-strapped, sports fanatic husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and constantly on probation as an administrative assistant. They have a son and a daughter.
Readers may learn more about Pat and her books by visiting www.patsimmons.net, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn or by contacting her at authorpatsimmons@gmail.