Friday, July 24, 2020

What Happened was...FUN FRIDAY! by Pat Simmons

Have you ever heard the response to a question start off with, “What happened was…” and a long story followed? LOL. Yep, it’s one of those posts—an edited edition. 

It’s almost August, and nobody imagined COVID-19 would still govern our lives. Back in May, we were three months into the pandemic, and Zoom became the mode of communication. 

A fellow author decided to test Zoom in one of our Facebook groups, Sisters of Faith Books, to see if it would be user friendly to play a virtual Book Bingo game.
What we didn’t know was once we went live during the test, friends commented. “Hey”, “We see you”, “What y’all doing?”

We explained we were testing and decided to promote the book bingo. The rest is history.
Since early May, Christian Regency author Vanessa Riley (A Duke, The Lady, and A Baby), and Angela Andersen (Founder of Angela Andersen Presents/Literary Coach/Book Reviewer/Event Planner/Literary Influencer)—a mouthful—and  I have been popping into the Sisters of Faith Books Facebook page every Friday for about 30 to 40 minutes to talk about—nothing. 

We read excerpts from other Christian Authors of Color books, embellish scenes and/or dialogue and dance to our intro music. Our reach and views are climbing and we’re still trying to figure out why. Who knew people from across the world would set their alerts to witness our zany wit?

We don’t know how long the “show” will last, but if it’s helping to make someone’s day brighter every week, we’re glad to oblige.

There is no script, a theme is usually concocted at the last minute. Join us every Friday at Noon EDT for fun. Today, we’re going “book nerd” live.

In other news, I’m excited about my upcoming release HERE FOR YOU. Six weeks and counting!!!!—Read an excerpt. Check out the pre-release reviews on Netgalley. As always, I’m thankful for God’s inspiration and reader support.
Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, 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’s first inspirational women’s fiction, Lean On Me, with Sourcebooks, was the February/March Together We Read Digital Book Club pick for the national library system.

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 across the country. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical 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. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her at

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Pat. Sounds wonderful! Best wishes on your new release too.