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Pat Simmons

Pat Simmons
BIOGRAPHY

Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a four-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat’s first inspirational women’s fiction, Lean On Me, with Sourcebooks, was the February/March Together We Read Digital Book Club pick for the national library system.
Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her at www.patsimmons.net.

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Day Not Promised: The Intercessorsby Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 15, 2022 Supernatural Suspense Romance Christian Fiction African American Interest
Guilty of Love (The Jamieson Legacy Book 1)
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Guilty of Love (The Jamieson Legacy Book 1)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jun 23, 2014Series: The Jamieson Legacy
Here for You (Family Is Forever Book 2)
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Here for You (Family Is Forever Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Sep 01, 2020Series: Family is ForeverChristian Fiction
Christmas Dinner
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Christmas Dinnerby Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 17, 2020Contemporary Romance
Queen's Surrender (To A Higher Calling)
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Queen's Surrender (To A Higher Calling)by Pat SimmonsSeries: The Jamieson LegacyContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction African American Interest
Waiting for Christmas : A clean, sweet and Christian romance
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Waiting for Christmas : A clean, sweet and Christian romanceby Pat SimmonsPublish: Dec 07, 2021Contemporary Romance
Stand by Me: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Romance (Family Is Forever Book 3)
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Stand by Me: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Romance (Family Is Forever Book 3)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 02, 2021Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Stopping Traffic (A Back to School Romance) (Love at the Crossroads Book 1)
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Driven to Be Loved (Carmen Sisters Book 4)
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Driven to Be Loved (Carmen Sisters Book 4)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 15, 2018Women's Fiction
Sandra Nicholson: Back Story to The Confession (The Jamieson Legacy)
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Sandra Nicholson: Back Story to The Confession (The Jamieson Legacy)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 01, 2015Series: The Jamieson LegacyRomance
Not Guilty of Love (The Jamieson Legacy Book 2)
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Not Guilty of Love (The Jamieson Legacy Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 07, 2014Women's Fiction
The Confession (The Jamieson Legacy Book 8)
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The Confession (The Jamieson Legacy Book 8)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Oct 27, 2015Women's Fiction
Guilty by Association (The Jamieson Legacy Book 5)
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Guilty by Association (The Jamieson Legacy Book 5)by Pat SimmonsPublish: May 18, 2017Women's Fiction
Fun and Games with the Jamieson Men (The Jamieson Legacy)
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Fun and Games with the Jamieson Men (The Jamieson Legacy)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jan 10, 2019Christian Nonfiction
JET: Back Story to Love Led by the Spirit (Restore My Soul Book 2)
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JET: Back Story to Love Led by the Spirit (Restore My Soul Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jun 03, 2016Series: Restore My SoulContemporary Romance Women's Fiction
Crowning Glory: Restore My Soul, Book 1
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Crowning Glory: Restore My Soul, Book 1by Pat SimmonsPublish: May 10, 2022Series: Restore My SoulChristian Fiction
Sandra Nicholson: Back Story to The Confession (The Jamieson Legacy Book 8)
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Sandra Nicholson: Back Story to The Confession (The Jamieson Legacy Book 8)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 01, 2015Women's Fiction
Jet: Back Story to Love Led by the Spirit: Restore My Soul, Book 2
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Jet: Back Story to Love Led by the Spirit: Restore My Soul, Book 2by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 11, 2022Women's Fiction
House Calls for the Holidays: Puppies for Christmas
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House Calls for the Holidays: Puppies for Christmasby Pat SimmonsPublish: Oct 11, 2022 Christian Fiction African American Interest
HER Dress
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HER Dressby Pat SimmonsPublish: Jan 20, 2014Romance Women's Fiction
What God Has For Me (Love at the Crossroads Book 4)
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What God Has For Me (Love at the Crossroads Book 4)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Sep 29, 2014Series: Love at the CrossroadsChristian Fiction
Crowning Glory (Restore My Soul Book 1)
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Crowning Glory (Restore My Soul Book 1)by Pat SimmonsPublish: May 29, 2014Series: Restore My SoulChristian Fiction
The Guilt Trip (The Jamieson Legacy Book 6)
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The Guilt Trip (The Jamieson Legacy Book 6)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jun 12, 2017Series: The Jamieson LegacyChristian Fiction
A Christian Christmas: A novella (Andersen Brothers)
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A Christian Christmas: A novella (Andersen Brothers)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Oct 21, 2014Christian Fiction
The Keepsake (Love at the Crossroads Book 3)
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The Keepsake (Love at the Crossroads Book 3)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Mar 16, 2014Series: Love at the CrossroadsChristian Fiction
No Easy Catch (Carmen Sisters Book 1)
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No Easy Catch (Carmen Sisters Book 1)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Mar 11, 2014Series: Carmen SistersChristian Fiction
If I Should Die Before I Wake
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If I Should Die Before I Wakeby Pat SimmonsPublish: Apr 23, 2011Christian Fiction
Still Guilty (The Jamieson Legacy Book 3)
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Still Guilty (The Jamieson Legacy Book 3)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 20, 2014Series: The Jamieson LegacyChristian Fiction
Love By Delivery (Perfect Chance at Love Book 1)
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Love By Delivery (Perfect Chance at Love Book 1)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jan 31, 2017Series: Perfect Chance at LoveChristian Fiction
A Mother's Love
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A Mother's Loveby Pat SimmonsPublish: Jul 05, 2012Christian Fiction
A Baby for Christmas (Love at the Crossroads Book 2)
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A Baby for Christmas (Love at the Crossroads Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 22, 2013Series: Love at the CrossroadsChristian Fiction
THE ACQUITTAL (The Jamieson Legacy Book 4)
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THE ACQUITTAL (The Jamieson Legacy Book 4)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Mar 01, 2013Series: The Jamieson LegacyChristian Fiction
Love Led By the Spirit (Restore My Soul Book 3)
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Love Led By the Spirit (Restore My Soul Book 3)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Oct 25, 2016Series: Restore My SoulChristian Fiction
Every Woman Needs A Praying Man (Love at the Crossroads Book 5)
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Every Woman Needs A Praying Man (Love at the Crossroads Book 5)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Mar 18, 2016Series: Love at the CrossroadsChristian Fiction
Talk to Me: A Love Story in Any Language
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Talk to Me: A Love Story in Any Languageby Pat SimmonsPublish: Sep 02, 2014Christian Fiction
Late Summer Love (Perfect Chance at Love Book 2)
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Late Summer Love (Perfect Chance at Love Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Aug 24, 2017Series: Perfect Chance at Love
Free From Guilt (The Jamieson Legacy Book 7)
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Free From Guilt (The Jamieson Legacy Book 7)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jun 28, 2017Series: The Jamieson Legacy
In Defense of Love (Carmen Sisters Book 2)
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In Defense of Love (Carmen Sisters Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Sep 19, 2018Series: The Carmen Sisters
Couple By Christmas (Gifts from God Book 1)
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Couple By Christmas (Gifts from God Book 1)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 26, 2016Series: Gifts from GodChristian Fiction
Prayers Answered By Christmas (Gifts from God Book 2)
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Prayers Answered By Christmas (Gifts from God Book 2)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 22, 2017Series: Gifts from GodChristian Fiction
Lean on Me (Family Is Forever Book 1)
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Lean on Me (Family Is Forever Book 1)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Jan 07, 2020Women's Fiction
Taye's Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Book 6)
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Taye's Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Book 6)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Sep 30, 2019Series: Small-Town Christmas Wishes SeriesChristian Fiction
The Guilty Generation (The Jamieson Legacy Book 9)
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The Guilty Generation (The Jamieson Legacy Book 9)by Pat SimmonsPublish: Oct 07, 2018Series: The Jamieson LegacyChristian Fiction
Christmas Greetings
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Christmas Greetingsby Pat SimmonsPublish: Nov 28, 2014Christian Fiction
A Noelle for Nathan: A Heartwarming Christian Christmas Romance (Andersen Brothers Book 3)
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  • Emma Rodgers Award Best Inspirational Romance
    2021

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Pat Simmons Interview On 22, Sep 2022

"A multi-published Christian romance author, Pat Simmons grew up in St. Louis. She holds a B.S. in mass communications. Her background is in broadcast journalism. She is the 5-time recipient of the Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She enjoys writing Christian romance to inspire and encourage readers to strengthen their walk with God and be faithful."
Tell us a little bit about your childhood and where you grew up.

My name is Pat Simmons, and I grew up in St. Louis. I’m the middle daughter with a younger brother who continues to be a brat. :) I attended private schools and had good mentors and developed a cultural awareness to be compassionate to others.

Have you ever stumbled across a family secret while being a genealogy sleuth?

Yes! I’ve uncovered the families who enslaved my ancestors on my maternal side of the family. I have extended information about her on my website under the “Roots” tab. Robert Jamison in Mississippi enslaved Charlotte Jamison Wilkinson. My second great-grandmother was so close to freedom (1865) when John Wilkinson, a guest in Robert Jamison’s house, fathered her two sons. The real surprise is that she died at 80 years old in 1930, living in the backyard of one of the largest former slaveholders in the area, Bird Caradine.

What encouraged you to be a genealogy enthusiast since your great-grandmother, Minerva Brown Wade, died in 1988?

Growing up, Grandma Wade was always old to me with her long white hair. No one, including my father, knew her exact age when she died. My background is in broadcast journalism, the reporter in me had to search for the answer.

Who was the first of your ancestors to be cast in starring roles in one of your novels?

Charlotte Jamieson—I added an ‘e”. Although, at the time, I didn’t know we had any ties to Jamisons in our family. I thought Jamieson was a random name when I named my characters for my first novel, Guilty of Love. I had always heard of her as Charlotte Wilkerson. It was an awe moment.

What inspired the story of your first inspirational women’s fiction, Lean on Me?

I had been my late grandmother’s caregiver. I experienced all kinds of emotions as a young mother of two, husband, and dog and responsible for my grandmother’s care after the sudden death of my father. That was back in the mid-90s, when I don’t think many knew much about a caregiver’s life: trial and error, sad and happy, and often exhaustion from doing it alone. Fast forward to 2019, my husband and I are caregivers to his ninety-one-year-old mother and his seventy-one-year-old disabled brother. I wanted to give the reader a peek in the window and be more compassionate when they meet caregivers.

How did you begin writing The Jamieson Legacy series?

I mixed my love of genealogy and romance to create Black characters who are strong, educated, and family-focused. I had no idea my first book, Guilty of Love, would become a series. The Jamieson Legacy is now ten books strong.

Who inspired the character of Queen Jamieson, the youngest sister of the Jamieson clan?

I already had strong Black men in the fictional family, and since they were tenth-generation descendants of a royal African tribe, it made sense to have the name for a woman. She embraces the strong Black single woman who is fierce, confident, and seemingly satisfied with her single status.

How did you develop the idea for your book, Crowning Glory: Restore My Soul?

It was the fourth book I wrote and my all-time favorite!!!! Since I have a background in news, I wanted to explore several subject matters: post-partum depression, Black women who are incarcerated at a higher rate than White women, and the struggles for victims of crime. In 1987, there was a heinous crime committed in St. Louis. By today’s definition, the death of five grocery store workers would have been considered a mass shooting. I needed an emotional backdrop for Karyn and Levi’s story. What would happen if a victim of crime and a perpetrator fall in love?

How do you see Jillian Carter’s character grow throughout the book, A Mother’s Love?

Although she’s happy about her daughter’s pending marriage, she doesn’t see herself as someone who can have a love of her own. She learns that life doesn’t stop when she becomes an empty nester, but it’s her opportunity for a second chance at love.

What are some things that haven’t been done in the romance genre that you hope to introduce through your books?

I can’t imagine. I enjoy writing Christian romance to inspire and encourage readers to strengthen their walk with God and be faithful, and Jesus will bless them.

What tools do you use to help you remember the content of individual workshops?

A simple folder on my desktop.

What are some good ways to improve English grammar and writing abilities for a non-native speaker?

Study books on the craft.

How many plot ideas are just waiting to be written?

I have a tucked away until I can get to outline them. Can you tell us about one? My November release is Day Not Promised: The intercessors, it’s a Christian fiction with spiritual warfare. This is a story the Lord told me to write. I had no idea there were more stories to come. Book Two will be The Prayer List: The intercessors.

What do you think of AllAuthor? Has this website been helpful to you? Yes!

I encourage my author friends to join. The book features and the tweets alone are priceless.

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