Readers ROCK!

I love storytelling, whether it’s non-fiction from a news reporter, or fiction. It’s exciting to weave tales so realistic that readers can’t discern fact from fiction.

When I first started writing, I had no idea what plans God had for me. What began as a passion turned into the Lord’s ministry before my eyes. Even though I’m a Christian romance author, Jesus recently showed me that readers can minister as well.  Authors are grateful when readers buy our books. We’re humbled when fans enjoy the stories and take the time to let us know, some in the form of an email, snail mail or a review. I got blessed in all three ways. I’ve received many emails over the years, but this recent one touched my soul:

Congratulations, 
A big big Hallelujah and Praise God on every blessing that’s taking forth in your life and places God is taking you. You are the perfect example to the scripture your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men.
Your dedication, love, sweat, tears, prayers, are all poured into every novel while inspiring, uplifting, encouraging others and acknowledging God all at the same time.
You are a beautiful sincere blessing in the reader’s world. We appreciate every detail of your commitment. And this is just the beginning; God has far more exceedingly, abundantly and above favor, open doors, divine connections, happiness, peace, joy, and much more. God bless you always.
Your readers truly LOVE You!!!!!!

What an encouragement! I would need it days later as I struggled with re-writes on my newest release: JET.  When God brought to mind the contents of that email, I knew everything would work out. The Lord had people praying for me!

Weeks ago, another reader posted her honest review on Amazon. The reason this woman was chastising me for was a first.

4 ****Yes A Praying Man!! By Ms AB 2U on June 1, 2016, Every Woman Needs A Praying Man

This book was good but nothing what I expected. But I’ll still recommend this book. I didn’t give it a 5 star because it was too short for me and not enough of scriptures that I’m use to in her books.

Well Hallelujah! Ms. AB 2U’s words were a gentle reminder for me not to grow weary in a world where readers want more sex than Scriptures. Studying my Bible and listening for His voice when I write isn’t in vain.

Finally, another blessing reached me via my P.O. Box. I had a couple of pieces of fan mail. One envelope included a love offering. I wanted to sow a seed for you to use in promotion, traveling or a dinner for two…

I have no words, even as an author, to express my heartfelt appreciation and awe that she thought about my “ministry” to make an investment. So I want to thank readers for your prayers, book purchases and posting reviews. Yes, readers ROCK!

Until next month, happy reading and rocking in Jesus’ name.

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Pat is the 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.

Read more about Pat and her books by visiting www.patsimmons.net or on social media.

 

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