International Christian Retailers Show a Huge Success

On June 29, I had the privilege of giving away 100 signed copies of my book to Christian retailers nationwide. Actually, I should say "worldwide" as one sweet woman I met during the signing was all the way from (I think it was) Nigeria! 

The International Christian Retail Show was held in Orlando this year and was a huge success. My mom and I attended, once again, as retailers for our online store God's Girls: Christian Store and More, and during that time, I was able to put Fragile in the hands of several men, women and teens. It was a dream come true and a total God-thing!

You see, years ago, I attended the show and dreamed of one day attending as an author. Little did I know that a handful of years later, I would be! Not to mention the fact that in the midst of signing, Lee Greenwood sat beside me to give away a couple copies of his book. THE Lee Greenwood!

Got a chance to sign copies of my book alongside Lee Greenwood!

You know him: He sings the famous song, "God Bless the U.S.A." He recently wrote a children's book and was quickly scribbling away on the interior covers of his beautifully illustrated book as I began signing. Though he only stayed for a few minutes, it was such a treat!

My husband was able to tag along with me to the show (yay!) and both he and my mom bathed me in prayer before the signing. I needed it! It's just like the enemy to try to snatch that positive moment right out from underneath you. My nerves were a wreck, but as soon as I sat down, Jesus did His thing.

All this to say: thank you! Thank you, retailers, for your support and for being so willing to read and give away my book to your customers. I pray my scattering of words is a blessing to you or whomever you choose to give it to.

Check Out Fragile in Christian Retailing Magazine

Are you a retailer? You may have recently seen Fragile: 30 Days of Hope for the Anxious Heart in the latest issue of Christian Retailing magazine. Check out the spread on page 15 and 16--and remember, the books are available through Send The Light Distribution, Anchor and Ingram/Spring Arbor. 



Fragile Quoted in "The Emotional Well-Being of Americans"

I'm so honored that fellow author and writer for The Bottom Line Ministries, John Clark, used Fragile in one of his more recent articles about emotional well-being. Check out the article here.

On a side note: the books are in! We began shipping pre-orders on June 5 (my birthday no less! God is good!), and folks are just beginning to receive the first copies. You won't find them anywhere else until September 1, when it hits bookshelves nationwide. So be sure to pre-order your copy here or at God's Girls: Christian Store and More, my mom's and my online store. 

Be blessed!

Get a Pre-Release Copy of Fragile at ICRS

Samantha Arroyo will be attending the International Christian Retailers Show with Carpenter's Son Publishing. During the trade show, Samantha will be giving away 100 signed copies of her book Fragile: 30 Days of Hope for the Anxious Heart.

For more information about the show, click here.

Samantha will be signing copies of Fragile at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, at the Carpenter's Son Publishing booth (next to Send The Light Distribution) at booth #131.