What’s In Your Basket?

Every year, I donate a basket of goodies to be raffled off at the annual RT Booklovers Convention. To win, persons had to give their names and email addresses as a way for me to build my monthly newsletter list. Most of the time, it’s a themed basket tied in with the latest release. In 2016, I had toy cars to feature Driven to Be Loved.

This year, since I featured Love Led by The Spirit, it made sense to create a basket filled with items pertaining to love. I wanted to offer an alternative to the world’s definition of love—mainly sex and seduction. For inspiration, I chose to showcase God’s ultimate love.

Before I knew it, I needed a bigger box to place all the inspirational items: journals, candy, stuff animal, candle, Bible word puzzles, and more. The finishing touch was adding a large KJV Bible.


Since RT represents more than sixteen genres, some very secular, I was surprised to see the number of entries in my over-sized bag to win my “Bible Basket.” Actually, I was shocked. One reader from the UK had put in four entries. She wasn’t the only one with multiple entries to increase their chances to win.

When I shared what happened with a fellow author, who writes Fantasy Sci-Fi, she said people are hungry.  Matthew 5:6: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. There were a lot of hungry people at this year’s conference. Why haven’t I done this before? Every day, I learn more about my mission in Christ. Now, I plan to offer more Bible boxes at events to fill the world with Godly inspiration.

I’m honored to say all my novellas/novels are filled with Godly inspiration. Check them out today.————————————————————————————-

Pat Simmons is celebrating ten years as a published author with more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels, in the hope of tracking down any distant relatives who might happen to pick up her books.

Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. She believes God is the Author who advances the stories she writes.

Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various positions in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions.

In addition to researching her roots and sewing, she has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.

Pat has 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.

Readers may learn more about Pat and her books by connecting with her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or LinkedIn; or by contacting her at authorpatsimmons@gmail.

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