Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Christian Fiction Author Pat Simmons

 About the Book
Kevin "Kidd" Jamieson suffers from the "angry black man syndrome".  How dare his father insist that his sons carry his last name when he was never around?  As far as he's concerned the Jamieson name is worthless. 

Kidd's anger is seeping out into every area of his life as he carelessly becomes as a roaring lion, seeking whatever and whomever he can devour.  When he receives an invitation from a distant cousin, Parke Jamieson VI to come to St. Louis, he is hesitant but accepts it, almost as a dare. 
Though he initially bumps heads with his cousin, a series of events that involve a dog named Silent Killer, Stacy Adams shoes, and two women who enter his life to calm his raging storm, Kidd decides to make St. Louis home. 

One woman is Eva Savoy who becomes his “Eve,” a woman God created out of the underlying goodness in Kidd’s own heart.
Reluctantly, Kidd allows Parke to walk him through information on their royal family heritage. Overwhelmed by the care and compassion, Kidd struggles to keep up the bad boy attitude but his walls are starting to crumble and he knows he’s going down. Eventually, Kidd learns it’s not his association with the name that identifies him, but the man he becomes that defines him.

 About the Author

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 the evidence of the Gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, and life-alternating 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, 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. Pat is a motivational speaker and has been a panelist on several workshops that focus on the writing industry.

She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including The Black Pearls Magazine's 2008 Top Books that Changed Lives for Talk to Me, ranked #14; The Romance Slam Jam Committee's 2008 Katherine D. Jones Award for Grace and Humility; The Romance Slam Jam committee's 2011 Emma Award for Still Guilty as The Best Inspirational Romance of the Year; and Crowning Glory as one of the best fiction books of 2011.

Pat looks forward to releasing three books in the Jamieson Legacy in 2012, which feature the Jamieson men from her popular Guilty series: Guilty by Association (January) and The Guilt Trip (June) and Free From Guilt ( October 2012) 

When Pat is not tracking down her ancestors and writing novels, she's cutting out patterns and sewing clothes to add to her wardrobe. 

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’s media appearances include television and radio; newspaper and magazine write-ups; blogtalk radio and blog interviews. 


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