Sunday, July 24, 2016

Let's Celebrate! by Pat Simmons

This month, we celebrated the 4th of July, followed by National 7-ELEVEN Day. Can’t get enough of those Blue Raspberry Slurpees.
 But it appears I’ve been missing out on other celebrations, such as National Lollipop Day (July 20th). I’ll take hard candy over a piece of dark chocolate any day. However, there seems to be a conflict of interest. Panda Express sent me an email that announced July 20th as National Fortune Cookie Day. I can skip the cookie, but could go for a serving of their chicken and string beans. The next day, Online Fabric proclaimed July 21st as National Junk Food Day. How fabric and junk food mixed made me open the email.

It's National Junk Food Day

And these fabrics are pretty sweet.”
Mars candy, Nestle, and Kellogg had their licensed logo fabrics and supplies on sale. Who knew, and I’ve been sewing for thirty plus years.
Clearly, I’m sheltered, so I searched for a list of other days of celebration. Trust me, I can’t make this stuff up.

January 3rd is Festival of Sleep Day. Did you know that July 10th was Clerihew Day? Hmm, I had no idea. If you like vanilla ice cream, then you missed that national celebration yesterday. Bummer. But here is one celebration I don’t plan to miss out on: July 30th National Cheesecake Day. I’ll take one slice of white chocolate caramel macadamia nut cheesecake please. There’s more. Check out

Finally, out of curiosity, I had to check to see if one of my favorite pasttimes was listed. Ah-ha! November 1st is National Authors Day. Like I said earlier, I can’t make this stuff up.
In case you want to try a new author, imagine me standing in the middle of the road, waving my arms for you to stop. Just add me to your list. It’s probably safer.


Not only is Pat Simmons the author of No Easy Catch featured above, she is an multi-published author of more than a dozen Christian titles and is a three-time recipient of the Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.
As a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth, Pat is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. God is the Author who advances the stories she writes.
Pat is currently overseeing the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions. She has a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pat converted her sofa-strapped, sports fanatic 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.
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