TM Simmons

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For over twenty years, I have been chasing, and finding, ghosts and other paranormal entities. For even longer, I have been publishing fiction and non-fiction. I delight in scaring myself silly, as well as anyone else I can corner with my verbal or written tales.

Smashwords Interview

When did you start writing?
I'm one of those "late bloomers." Although I wrote some stories during my teenage years, I didn't seriously start working towards publishing and sharing my work until mid-life. It was so much fun, I kept doing it. I could lose myself for hours in my own stories.
What sort of books have you published?
I started out writing and publishing historical romance, since I loved reading that. Then this story with angels in it grabbed me, right in the middle of another historical romance. I just had to write it. An editor saw it and said it was perfect for a new line she had in mind, and bought it. It was the lead title for Dorchester's Angel's Touch line. So I sort of veered into writing paranormal romances. After ten books with New York publishers, I grew jaded with the publishing industry and quit writing. So I thought. But my Aunt Belle had gotten me interested in ghost hunting, and I was keeping diaries of all our fun times. A mystery started flopping around in my muse, and Dead Man Talking was born.
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Where to find TM Simmons online


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Town Social
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sweet Romances, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,310. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
Can the wisdom of a small child overcome the obstacles keeping two opposites from finding the love meant to be for them both? Sunny, the socialite, and Jake, the rugged Texas Ranger, stumble towards the answer with little Teddy's help.
Montana Surrender
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sensual Romances, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
Jessica has far too many worries on her mind to be distracted by the sexy on-the-run outlaw, Storm. And Storm has no time to pursue the beauty who invades his hideout; he has to clear his name. Too many barriers stand between the two of them to ever fall in love. Or can they overcome the obstacles?
Bittersweet Promises
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sensual Romances, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,950. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(3.75)
Cody Garret likes everything in its place: horse in the corral, six-gun in his holster, money in the bank. There's no way on earth he can tolerate a woman like Shanna Van Alstyne. Her spirit is as fiery as the blazing sun, a temper to match. Southern manners dictate he has to save her life, but then she's on her own, out of his life. Or is she?
Tennessee Waltz
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sweet Romances, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,410. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
1 star(4.90)
Plain socialite Sarah Channing is known for her money rather than her beauty…until mountain born and bred Wyn MacIntyre sees her smile. They come from different worlds, though, far too diverse to ever make a life together. Or is that a lie?
Forever Angels
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sensual Romances, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,130. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
Angela is at her wing-tip ends when her trainee quardian angel, Michael, sneezes his charge into the past. Her worries change paths when it looks like Tess Foster might have to leave Stone Chisum, the handsome Old West cowboy who stirs perfect passion in Tess's twentieth century heart.
Mountain Magic
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sensual Romances, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,020. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
Can a born and bred mountain girl ever find love with an Eastern tenderfoot? Jonathan Clay won the ragamuffin Caitlyn O'Shaunessy in a game of chance with a Nez Perce, and once he got past her smell, he found a feisty woman who aroused desire like he had never known. But Cat would rather face down a mama grizzly than confront her feelings for the blue-eyed southerner who rescued her.
Winter Dreams
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sweet Romances, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,270. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Winter Dreams is one of three sweet romances by Trana Mae Simmons. Sandy Montdulac is a top sled-dog trainer but down on his luck. All Laura Goodman wants him to do is teach her from his arsenal of skills, so she can compete in the grueling races despite being a woman. Or so they both believe until the time they spend turns into more than a teacher/student bond.
Chrissy's Wish
By Trana Mae Simmons
Series: Sweet Romances, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,000. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by TM Simmons. Category: Fiction
Chrissy is even willing to give up her one selfish wish for a dolly if God will only send someone to dry her Aunt Polly's tears for Christmas. Angels Jo and Matthew are assigned the task of fulfilling Chrissy's wish, but neither is too sure Sam, a face from Polly's past, is the right choice. Still, they are determined to fill these three lives with joy for Christmas and ever after.

Books

Living With Dead Folks, Volume Two
By TM Simmons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,540. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Should you read this one with the lights on? Some of the blog entries might make you reach for the bedside or chair-side lamp. Take your chances!
Upon a Midnight Clear
By TM Simmons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Fiction
A short story. Can ghosts travel into the past? Is the magic around Christmas time strong enough that past wrongs can be righted? Upon Midnight Clear is T. M. Simmons' annual Christmas short story for her readers. Enjoy!
Monsters Among Us
By TM Simmons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,920. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
Monsters Among Us, a novella, is T. M. Simmons annual Halloween story. Collin Cassidy, known as The Slayer, has enemies in the demon underground who will do anything to kill him. Faytareena has her own reason for seeking revenge against The Slayer, who killed her demon father and human mother.
Living With Dead Folks, Volume One
By TM Simmons
Series: Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,410. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
T. M. Simmons lives with dead folks. Living with Dead Folks Volume One is a collection of the blog entries from Simmons' I See Dead Folks blog from its inception through 2012. Another collection will follow when 2013 comes to a close.
Ghost Hunting Diary Volume V
By TM Simmons
Series: Ghost Hunting Volumes, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,450. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Get comfortable and settle in for another eerie, spooky ride into the supernatural with T. M. Simmons' latest: Ghost Hunting Diary Volume V. Parts of some tales will make you chuckle at the ghostly antics, and perhaps the reactions of the investigators. Others will have you glancing around to assure yourself there are no monsters in the room with you.
To All a Good Night, a Short Story
By TM Simmons
Series: Short Stories, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
Jason knew immediately he was dead. The bright light in the east exerted a powerful pull, but something whispered in his mind about unfinished business.
Dragon's Dishonor, A Short Story
By TM Simmons
Series: Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction
Dragon's Dishonor is a short story, published for my readers who enjoy October and Halloween with me. Devastated and left severely injured in the wreck that killed his wife, Rose, and their unborn child, Matt finds something unbelievable on a periodic visit to his wife's grave. No veterinarian on earth would ever think h
Ghost Hunting Diary Volume IV
By TM Simmons
Series: Ghost Hunting Volumes, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,090. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Boo! Turn up the lights and sit down to read more true ghost tales from the extensive collection of diaries T. M. Simmons kept over the years of her paranormal investigative career. Things do seem to go bump in the night when Simmons and her aunt prowl a haunted house or cemeteries during both dark and full moons. It's a scary Halloween all year round for this ghost hunter and her readers.
Dead Man Hand
By TM Simmons
Series: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction
Alice, Twila, Granny, Jack, Trucker and Miss Molly are at it again, this time in a haunted hotel in Red Dollar, New Mexico. Shades of the Wild West, the ghosts are carrying six-shooters! The villain is armed with Black Magic, and there's no escape for anyone during the ice storm.
Winter Prey
By TM Simmons
Series: Dark Paranormal, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,540. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
Terrified she will harm her newly-adopted daughter in the throes of a PTSD flashback, Kymbria James travels to the Minnesota Northwood to work with a Native American healer. As the monster captures one after another tribal member and drags each off to its lair, Kymbria is forced into the quest to destroy it--to confront both her emotional situation and the monster... if she can find the courage.
Ghost Hunting Diary Volume III
By TM Simmons
Series: Ghost Hunting Volumes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,760. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Turn out the lights, stoke up the fire, and enjoy another set of true spooky tales from the cache of T. M. Simmons' ghost hunting diaries. Perhaps you will be able to turn out the lights before you go to sleep after reading these tales. Perhaps not.
Grave Yarns, a Collection of Short Stories
By TM Simmons
Series: Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,480. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
T. M. Simmons provides some of the best scary tales available, both fiction and non-fiction. Grave Yarns is a selection of her fiction short stories, to be read with the lights out only if you dare!
Dead Man Haunt
By TM Simmons
Series: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,970. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Fiction
Mineral Springs will never be the same. Gorgeous naked ghost Patrick needs Alice's help to pass through the light, then leads her and her cohorts into a crumbling historical hotel and a new murder — a woman severed in half by elevator doors. Alice ends up under suspicion for murder, deals with a friend's betrayal, survivalists, and the dead woman's ghost, who insists her murderer be exposed.
Ghost Hunting Diary Volume II
By TM Simmons
Series: Ghost Hunting Volumes, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,940. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Herein lie the second set of selections from over twenty years of diaries kept by T. M. Simmons as she chased down ghosts, spirits and other entities. Some are intriguing adventures, including both fun and scary ingredients. The latter includes paranormal entities definitely not Casper-variety beings. This selection of true stories preludes Dead Man Haunt, the next paranormal mystery.
Dead Man Talking
By TM Simmons
Series: Dead Man Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,750. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
Weird things tend to happen when you live in a haunted house — not that author/ghost hunter Alice Carpenter has a problem disciplining her ten paranormal boarders. When cousin Katy calls for help with Sir Gary, the resident ghost at Espirt d'Chene near Jefferson, Alice comes to the rescue, but not before Katy discovers another dead person, a headless corpse in her swimming pool.
Ghost Hunting Diary Volume I
By TM Simmons
Series: Ghost Hunting Volumes, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 30,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
T. M. Simmons chased down rumors of ghosts for over twenty years and kept diaries of the intriguing adventures, including both the fun and scary parts. She also chronicled when paranormal entities were definitely not your Casper-variety beings. Encouraged by friends, she is publishing a few of her diaries as preludes to each upcoming Dead Man paranormal mystery. These stories are true.

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Smashwords book reviews by TM Simmons

  • One Mother of a Porn Star on Jan. 27, 2014
    star star star star star
    This isn't a book you can sit down and read without thought from cover to cover, just for escapism. There is a lot going on in each portion, lots to think about as to Debbie's life. The story makes you stop and think before you start judging others. I'll definitely be buying the next book to read more about what happens to this family.