Christmas is my favorite!!! I love the decorations and the spirit of the people all around- the kindness that surfaces and the dreamy anticipation of gift giving… But my most favorite thing about Christmas is that it’s a time of reflection on the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Every Christmas that comes and goes I’m reminded that Jesus is the reason we celebrate this most spectacular time of the year! I’m especially grateful for my personal relationship with Jesus and so humbled that He chose me to be who I am. How cool is that?!?! I’m feeling so blessed and thankful today🙏🏻
Today is my book launch party!!! I. Am. Very. Busy. 😊
LOVE to all! Sorry for the short post- I’ll catch you next week!
Want to make my day? Go review Star Fishing on Amazon!! It would mean the world to me! 🌎✨
The Process… Book Birthday!
This week Star Fishing was released and WOW! what fun it has been! Nothing could have prepared me for the pure joy, excitement, fun, and extreme exhaustion that i have experienced this week– but oh so much fun!! Launching a book is definitely worth all of the emotions and chaos that has come along in this crazy process!
For the Last year, I have been preparing for this book release and working very hard! Last weekend I worked with my marketing team to ensure a successful launch, and I believe we are off to a great start! I believe Star Fishing will be a huge hit with everyone who reads the book…
Please help me spread the word!
I’m working with one of Atlanta’s top publicists Mimi Schroeder with Max Communications and she is doing an awesome job making connections and submitting for book awards! Also, I’ve done a few collaborations with some of my “Insta-friends” who are super lovely! Last night I posted some video clips of @bigheartlittlevoice, and she is AMAZING! You should totally check out her page.
My team is amazing!!! Emily is doing a fabulous job with GoodReads! Right now we’re running a giveaway, so go check it out! I’ve already mailed out two giveaways this week! What fun😊 Brittany is super awesome at pretty much all things marketing- in my opinion, she’s a marketing genius! She came over last Saturday and worked all sorts of magic🎩 making a video of me and taking some cool photos- She makes me look pretty cool! 😂 Check her out @sociallybritt!
Anyways, things are about to get super crazy! Next Friday is launch night at The Story Shop in Monroe, GA at 6:00 pm. If you’re local, come see me! The first 50 kids get a cool grab bag filled with fun stuff– so come on out!
November 25th, I’ll be in Hiram, GA at Hiram Bookstore from 11:30-1:30 and I can’t wait! Next up after Hiram, I’ll be at Posman Books at Ponce City Market– Atlanta December 2nd from 3-5! I’d Love some visitors!!! Check out these events on my Facebook page for details!
Thank you all so much for your support this week and over the last few years of my writing process… The support I have received is beyond what I could have imagined, and I’m so thankful to you all! God has blessed me with some amazing people to do life with! #blessings
ZOOM! On over and get your copy of Star Fishing today:
Don’t forget to tag me in all things Star Fishing #amygelsthorpeauthor
In case you’re wondering…
Will Amy pull off her crazy obsession of Christmas decorating this year?!?!
Honestly, I’ve been wondering the same thing myself… the craziness of having a book release AND decorating for Christmas seemed a bit overwhelming. But—
Well— the answer is YES!!! Obviously!!! ♥️ AND actually I have already started decorating. Confession- I started on October 30th. Lol! I’m so blessed too because I was contacted by a dear friend who asked to take professional pictures of Gelsthorpe Christmas wonderland! I will post a reveal November 27th so stay tuned!!!! 🎄
BTW: If you’re in the market for a great children’s picture book I happen to know of one ☺️⭐️
ZOOM! On over and buy a copy today!
Where can you get the book?!?!
Everywhere! Literally, anywhere books are sold!
If it’s not shelved they can get more in.
Most Barnes & Nobles only stock a few copies! Probably with my family and friends being mostly local over the next couple of weeks it may be a task to find here in the Atlanta area. We’re working on being shelved everywhere! If you go to a bookstore and they do not have it PLEASE request it! This is the BIGGEST favor you could do for me!!! Like its better than handing me a million dollars (which I’d consider too😂).
You can also get a copy on amazon or my website!
Release day Tuesday!!!! Yay!
Check out the video link posted below for a little behind the scenes of the book:
This week has been AWESOME! Things are getting close, and I’ve started an official “count down” to book release day! Book Release day is November 7th, which is this coming Tuesday! I’m. So. Excited!
Special thank you to all of the people who have scheduled me!
My calendar of author events/visits is FULL! How cool is that?!?! I feel so special and honored and I literally can’t wait to get started! I have 10 events in December!!!
Last week I spoke about rest. Sometimes the process needs rest and this week was a bit of the same. Well… unless you count decorating my house for Christmas as not resting! Lol…
It’s true! I’m decking the halls and every nook and cranny of my house for the Christmas season! (There will be a special blog post coming in December of all things “Gelsthorpe Christmas” I can’t wait to share) 🎄
Basically at this point, in the process there’s a lot of waiting going on… waiting on the big release day and most importantly, waiting on YOU to get my book, read it, and hopefully fall in love with Star Fishing! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next few weeks! Please, please, please post pictures of yourself with my book and tag me on all social media! I want to see all of your faces holding Star Fishing!
Local peeps: Please join me for my launch party for Star Fishing November 17th at 6 pm at The Story Shop Monroe, GA! I hope to see you there:)
(Photo belongs to The Story Shop)