Pat Simmons is a multi-published author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various positions in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. She oversaw media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions for fourteen years. In addition to researching her roots and sewing, she has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.