Sunday, October 24, 2021

What Makes You Smile? by Pat Simmons

 I'm smiling as I write this blog. Dogs really are a family's best friend. When the lockdown  because of pandemic began, my daughter States away from home alone. Neither my son nor daughter are married, and have children.. 

"Mom, COVID is hard on single people living in an apartment."

As the Stay-at-Home order continued, my daughter, Simi, decided it was time to get a dog--miniature goldendoddle  when he was weaned from his mother at six weeks. I said snickerdoddle for the longest. Lol.  He has taught my daughter that she needs sharpen her parenting skills (another smile, actually belly-aching laughter). Pictures and videos of each stage of his development has been met with fascination, humor and aw moments.

Months ago, Avery learned the power of his bark and he tested it on anyone walking outside her door or outside on the sideway. It was hilarious, because his bark is bigger than his bite.

So here's to celebrate his first birthday, Dr. Avery Bennett Simmons and his best friend Buddy.

Whenever Simi calls and relays his antics, I have to laugh. When they fly home for Thanksgiving, if the Lord wills, I'll have a doggie bed waiting for him and a toy.
Yep, this is our fearless little thirteen pound tiger unless it's a bigger dog. :)
Made you smile!

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 four-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance: Still Guilty, Crowning Glory, The Confession, and Christmas Dinner. 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. Here for You and Stand by Me are also part of the Family is Forever series. Her holiday indie release, Christmas Dinner, and traditionally published, Here for You, were featured in Woman’s World, a national magazine. Here for You was also listed in the “7 Great Reads That Help to Keep the Faith” by Sisters From AARP. She contributed an article, “I’m Listening” in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now (2021).

As a Christian, 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


Here' s a #throwback!

Remember the candy 'NOW and LATER'? It was a sweet treat. Well, I've got some 'NOW and LATER' reads that are sweet and Christian-theme romance stories. Queen's Surrender is out NOW. In a few weeks, LATER, Stand by Me will be released...then my annual Christmas story is waiting in the wings...Waiting for Christmas. Please support, share, and post reviews. Thanks in advance.

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