Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October Birthdays by Pat Simmons

There are three months out of the year where birthdays dot my calendar—February, September, and October—these are just for family.

First, let me say, there was never a shortage of children in my husband’s family. His mother and two aunts had twenty-three children among them and now those adults have children.
Everyone who has a birthday in October is within a three year age difference. First, Lizzy kicks off the October birthdays. Marcus, Freddie, Maya, Diamond, and Jared fill in the rest of the month.

Can you imagine one birthday party for all the guests of honor? There is another October birth I’m excited about too—my new release. My latest Christian fiction, The Guilty Generation, is the ninth book in my popular Jamison Legacy series.

It took nine month to mold this baby. A couple of times, I experienced false labor pains when I thought the book was ready for release. It wasn’t quite developed until finally, the fifty page short story I had envisioned turned into a full novel.

The Guilty Generation is about the Jamieson family. It’s true no two children have the same personality. This book’s story line is somewhat different from the other eight books in the series. It serves as a bridge from the old to the new with hints of romances budding for future books.

Here’s a little about The Guilty Generation: How deep are Kami Jamison’s Christian roots? Her values are about to be tested when she meets her first love. Will her family stand on the sidelines and allow Kami to make her own mistakes, or pray that she can recognize a blessing from heaven or a decoy?

What are the most popular birthday months in your family?

Pat Simmons has penned more thirty plus titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about casting her ancestors in starring roles. She is a three-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. 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. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her at


  1. The Guilty Generation sounds very interesting.
    Margaret Daley

  2. Yay for October birthdays, Pat! And congratulations on The Guilty Generation. It sounds great!

  3. Great blog post, Pat. My family tends toward summer birthday, and June, July and August are busy and celebratory times.

  4. I find that many people I know have September birthdays. Several people in our family share a birthday. My daughters were born on the same day in June a year apart.

    1. Wow. We have a few cousins that share birthdays, but siblings? That is a complete wow.