Saturday, September 1, 2012


Me at 1:24 a.m. on release day... I'm just a little excited!!!!!

It's here.

Release day.



I know, I know. Everyone's been getting their preordered books all week. But it's still surreal that my book is officially "out."

I still haven't found it in a bookstore yet. But most bookstores put out new books on Tuesdays, so I'm hoping it'll start popping up in the next week or two!

I'm even MORE super excited that I get to celebrate this day along with a few other WONDERFUL authors I know!!!!

...Kathy Harris, author of A Road to Mercy (whom I'm having a co-online launch party with next Friday!!!)

...Jody Hedlund, author of Unending Devotion, whose book I saw at EVERY SINGLE bookstore I went to this weekend!!! I can't WAIT to read this newest book by her, as her last two, A Preacher's Bride and A Doctor's Lady were just phenomenal!

...Laura Frantz, another amazing historical author, whose newest book out today is called Love's Reckoning (Saw this one at all the bookstores as well.. if you look at the picture of Jody's book, it's right beside it on the end-shelf!)

...Sarah Sundin's With Every Letter which looks like an AMAZING book!

... Kellie Coates Gilbert, a fellow debut Abingdon author of Mother of Pearl!

I KNOW there are others that I'm missing but needless to say, I'm in some amazing company for my first debut!

To say I am honored is a gross understatement!

And God, in his divine wisdom, has reminded me ALL DAY today that this whole thing is from HIM. I am a very fallible human (I'm fairly certain you'll find a few typos in that 80k + word book!), but in the midst of the craziness of life and inspite of my mistakes, he's allowed one of my dreams come true.

So, thank you Jesus. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Happy Release Day everyone!

***I just realized that my sandwich countdown says,, "Sandwich" is ready! HA HA HA!***


Casey said...

Look at those AWESOME books you get to share your debut with!!!!!!! I can't think of this being any kind of better day for you!

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Wowowow! Good for you! How EXCITING. =)

collettakay said...

yay! I'm expecting to receive this book as part of a blog tour very soon. I can't wait!

I just finished reading Unending Devotion. My review will be posted this week. It was great!

I have most of the others on my wishlist but I need to go look for Mother of Pearl. Another for the list ;)


Carissa said...

I looked for your book today along with Love's Reckoning, but Barnes and Noble said that both books don't release until the end of the month or the first of October.

Keli Gwyn said...

Happy Release Day!!! I'm thrilled for you.

I got my copy of your book from Amazon and am looking forward to reading it.

Jessica Nelson said...

Woohooo, I'm so excited for you!!! I thought I ordered yours but don't have it yet but will have to doublecheck my account. CONGRATS!!

Krista Phillips said...

I KNOW!!! It's such a privilege to be in such amazing company!

Krista Phillips said...

EEEEEE! Thanks!

Krista Phillips said...

Yeah, Colletta!

I haven't read Mother of Pearl yet either but I've heard good things!

Krista Phillips said...

For my book, it says, "September" so there is some confusion with book stores on "when" it actually comes out, but to day is the day on both counts! I found Laura's in a TON of bookstores today, not sure about BN though.

Krista Phillips said...

EEEEE! THANKS Keli!!! You've been SUCH an encouragement throughout this process... I can't wait to "meet" you at ACFW! I expect a hug!!!

Krista Phillips said...

THANKS!!!! Hmmm... that's odd! Yes, I'd totally doublecheck, Amazon just started shipping this last week.

Jenna K. said...

Congrats!! I bet it's such a nice feeling to hold that copy in your hand...I can't wait to do that one day {hopefully soon...with a story which I am not yet done editing...} :D

Susan Walsworth said...

Really enjoyed your book. Could not put it down once I started reading it! Can't wait for the next one!! God Bless you and your sweet family!

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Just found this e-mail in my in box! Can't wait for your book to arrive, I'm sooo excited! I did order 2 but it seems as though only one is arriving. I'll have to look in to that. CONGRATS to you Krista!! You are amazing!!

Jessica said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!! I am reading it and loving it!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I read it and couldn't put it down! Amazon review when I have time!

Julie said...

I just bought it and waiting on it to arrive from amazon :) I feel like i personally KNOW the author of this book! Kinda strange ;)