Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.
It’s a simple eighteenth century child’s prayer that has been revised by parents throughout the years. It rolls off our tongues without much thought. Then on the morning of July 1, 2005, it became more than idle words.
I was amazed by this story of God's mercy and grace. Can you imagine going to sleep and not knowing if you are going to wake up the next morning? Well, Pat has lived through that very thing. Her story will help us all lean on God just a little bit more. An awesome testimony!
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, life-alternating experience. She believes God is the Author who advances her stories. She is a Bible Believer who enjoys sharing testimonies about God’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. Crowning Glory is her newest release. 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 Simmons’s media appearances include television, radio, blogtalk radio, newspapers, and blogs.
Read more about Pat Simmons at www.patsimmons.net.