Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Let the Games Begin by Pat Simmons

Hi all,

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I’m not about to watch hours of football games. I enjoy board games, but this year…I’m taking my skills to a new level.

Zoom just isn’t not for meetings and conferences. When it comes to having fun, it’s a whole new world! 

How about Watch Your Mouth? A group of us played this on Zoom. The images look scary, but the game was a hoot! Divided into teams, the captains had to insert this plastic mouthpiece that stretched the lips. My group had to figure out the phrase I was saying. #TeamSimmons won. 

Not your cup of tea? Okay, let’s move on. What about bingo? Book bingo that is. Create your own at Bingobaker.com.

If that isn't exciting enough, how about a heartwarming favorite: Jeopardy in memory of Alex Trebek! Hosted by Christian Author Joy Massenburge. Her shameless plugs for her books were hilarious! 

This is master game creator, Christian Author Michelle Stimpson. 
A board game where to answer you have to raise your hands made out of straws.

Okay,  maybe you're not into those games. How about  online jigsaw puzzles.

 If games aren’t your cup of tea, how about taking a virtual vacation. Here’s author Unoma Nwankwor’s taking us on an adventure to the Motherland.

As you can see, there’s plenty to do on Thanksgiving, in addition to being thankful for my life, health, and family, I have a hope in God that gives me peace in the midst of the storm.


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 and worked in various positions in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. She oversaw the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions for fourteen years. Visit her at www.patsimmons.net.

Get your copy of her newest release: Christmas Dinner.

How do you celebrate the holidays after losing a loved one? Take the journey by accepting my invitation to Christmas dinner. For months, Darcelle Price has suffered depression in silence. But things are about to change as she plans to celebrate Christmas Eve with family and share her journey. Darcelle invites them via group text, not knowing she had included her ex.Evanston Giles is surprised to hear from the woman he loved after months following their breakup. Seeking closure, he shows up on her doorsteps for answers.A lot can happen on Christmas Eve. Restoring family ties, building her faith in God, and falling in love again are just the beginning of the night of miracles.


  1. Those games look like fun. Our family likes table-top board games. Our favorite is Splendor.

  2. Pat, we played the mouth game with our granddaughters. We also did a three-way zoom and played Scattegories.