Sheila Simmons is passionate about cooking and cookbooks. In her travels, when people come to stay at her ï¿½rambling house in the country,ï¿½ when entertaining, or even when watching one of her two boys play ball, the subject will always, eventually, turn to recipes. Sheilaï¿½s interest in regional recipes was originally born during her 18 years with Quail Ridge Press in Brandon, Mississippi. In 2006, she left QRP to focus her love of publishing on Great American Publishers and Great American Cookbooks where she is Publisher and co-owner along with partner Annette Goode and husband Roger Simmons. Sheila has also found an outlet for her regional recipe passion in the State Hometown Cookbook Series. She and co-author Kent Whitaker collect favorite recipes from every state in the country for the series. A ï¿½jobï¿½ that is perfect for someone who loves to talk about and share great recipes and equally enjoys trying new recipes in her kitchen. Sheila is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She lives in Lena, Mississippi with her husband Roger and two sons, Ryan and Nicholas. In addition to publishing, cooking, and collecting recipes Sheila enjoys family, reading, and books.