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.
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What God Has For Me
Tired of waiting for a wedding ring, Halcyon Holland is leaving her live-in boyfriend, taking their children with her. But what one man won’t cherish, Zachary Bishop is ready to treasure. As far as her adorable children are concerned, Zachary’s love is unconditional for a ready-made family. Halcyon will soon learn what God has for her, is for her.
Talk to Me (A Love Story in Any Language)
CEO Noel Richardson seems perfect from his looks, degrees and money. He is also deaf as a result of a fireworks explosion. Noel is blind-sighted by a graceful Deaf interpreter. Mackenzie Norton accepts him as he navigates between the hearing and Deaf community. That is until their church has a revival, which includes a healing service. Faith comes by hearing, and whose voice does Noel hear?
Guilty of Love
When do you know the most important decision of your life is the right one? Reaping the seeds from what she's sown; Cheney Reynolds moves into a historic neighborhood in Missouri, and becomes a reclusive. But two annoying won't give her peace. One is Parke Kokumuo Jamison VI, a direct descendant of a royal African tribe. Complete opposites do attract. Unwittingly, they are drawn to each other.
After splurging on a one-of-a-kind evening dress, Pepper Trudeau hopes to dazzle the crowd at a St. Louis soiree. With her hair in place and makeup polished, Pepper stands confident, at least steady, in her ridiculous stilettos as she heads out the door—dateless.
Her Dress is a romantic novella about a woman who soon learns there is no price tag on love.
A Christian Christmas
Christmas will never be the same for Joy Knight if Christian Andersen has his way.
Not to be confused with a secret Santa, Christian and his family are busier than Santa's elves making sure the Lord's blessings are distributed to those less fortunate by Christmas day.
Joy is playing the hand that life dealt her, rearing four children in a home that is on the brink of foreclosure.
A Mother's Love
Jillian Carter's life is about to change drastically. Her daughter, Shana, is beating her to the altar after falling in love with her soul mate. It's an experience Jillian knows nothing about. Confusing lust one summer, Jillian found herself as an unwed teenage mother.
Suddenly, things become very interesting when two unexpected men vye for her affections.
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