About the Author
Through his first-hand account and insight into the challenges and life-affirming rewards of international adoption, Simmons hopes to inspire others to open their hearts and their homes to children around the world in need of a family.
The Marvelous Journey Home earned Book of the Month status from Audio Book News Service and BookReview.com and made the Top Ten Reads Lists for MyShelf.com. The novel earned Best of State for fiction in the Utah Best of State Awards for 2008.
In addition to juggling the demands of multi-cultural fatherhood, Simmons serves as President and CEO of White Knight Fluid Handling, Inc., a pump manufacturer serving the semiconductor, solar and LED industries. Co-inventor of fourteen U.S. patents, Simmons has received several manufacturing industry awards, including the international DuPont Plunkett award, given bi-annually for the best new Teflon-based product designs.
Simmons appears frequently as an adoption advocate and to share his experience with international adoption in television, radio and newspaper interviews. He makes regular book club appearances, and is a frequent guest speaker for various civic and other groups to increase awareness about international adoption. Simmons lives with his wife, Amy, and their children in Kamas, Utah.