Pat Simmons considers herself a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth. She is passionate about researching her ancestors,
then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She has been a genealogy enthusiast since her great-grandmother died at the young age of ninety-seven years old.
She describes her walk with the Lord as life-alternating experience. God is the Author who advances her stories. She is a Bible Believer who enjoys sharing testimonies about Godâ€™s blessings, deliverance and salvation.
Pat has a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College
in Boston, MA. She has worked in various media positions in radio, television, and print for more than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media
publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions.
She is the award-winning author of Talk to Me, ranked #14 of Top Books in 2008 that Changed Lives by Black Pearls Magazine; recipient of the Katherine D. Jones Award for Grace and Humility from the Romance Slam Jam 2008 committee. Pat is best known for her Guilty series: Guilty of Love, Not Guilty of Love, and Still Guilty. Still Guilty won the Emma Award for the Best Inspirational Romance for 2010 by the Romance Slam Jam committee. Her 2011 release, Crowning Glory has been nominated for the Best Christian Fiction by the African-American Literary Awards committee. Expect more in 2012 as the Guilty series presents The Jamieson Legacy: Book I: Guilty by Association and Book II: The Guilt Trip.
Pat has converted her sofa-strapped, sports-fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and daughter.
Pat Simmonsâ€™s media appearances include television, radio, blogtalk radio, newspapers, and blogs.
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Books:Free From Guilt, September 2012
Guilty By Association, January 2012
Love is Blind, December 2006