Author Archives: Amy B. Gettinger

About Amy B. Gettinger

Amy is a married mother of two budding engineers and two mini-poodles. For fun, she walks and writes and listens to the parrots in the eucalyptus windrow outside her Southern California home.

FREE Christmas book Dec. 9-10, 15-17

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FREE this weekend!   http://amzn.to/2AuArxQ

It’s Christmas in Orange County, and the mall is full of purple peacock decorations. Department store employee Aracely Martinez has a goofy Cuban friend, Quito (who’s awfully cute in his mall Santa suit), distracting her from her night-shift restocking job. But Aracely has a long-held secret, which her supervisor at the store, Jacob Thinnes, is holding over her head to make her do his bidding.

Which is untenable.

Enter Aracely’s oldest friends: Alice Chalmers, Georgette Jones and Julie Bowers. The group’s “Venus Warrior” bond from the 2003 production of The Venus Monologues at Garden Beach Community College is still very strong, and these women are ready, willing, and able to kick some butt to help Aracely out of her difficult bind. Join Aracely’s “Three Wise Women” plus her ever-present trickster hunk, Quito, as they work against the odds to give Aracely a fabulous, nearly impossible Christmas gift: the life of her dreams.

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99 Cent Sale this week–Dec. 8-14

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Give this book some love–only 99 cents, and so worth it!!!

“if you are looking for a laugh-out-loud, completely crazy and definitely off-beat romantic tale with a touch of mystery and a whole lot of humiliation for the heroine, get in line for Amy Gettinger’s story of Rhonda Hamilton’s life, fall and emotional pummeling as she deals with her world’s problems head on.” ~ Dianne Bylo of Tome Tender Blog

21 Days of Christmas Blog Post at Hello, Chick Lit

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For an extra chapter/teaser of my short story in our Christmas anthology It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit, go here:

http://hellochicklit.com/2016/12/on-the-5th-day-of-christmas-amy-gettinger-said-to-me.html

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Thanks, Merry Reading, and Merry Christmas! Also Happy Hanukkah and Happy Endings!

@NikkiL_Books Book Review: It’s beginning to look alot like Chick Lit, a holiday anthology via @tdmiller820917

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In Deck the Malls with Purple Peacock, Amy Gettinger skillfully portrays the difficulty of working in the mall during the holiday season through the eyes of Araceli Martinez. Araceli endures a thankless job with an insensitive boss because she dreams of opening her own dress shop. Despite this being a short story, Gettinger fully develops Araceli’s character. The reader will feel both her determination to succeed along with her frustrations. In addition, Gettinger uses vivid descriptions to paint her tale. Here is a young woman mourning her mother while seeking the dream of small business ownership. Add to this the wrinkle of being an illegal alien who wants  to obtain American citizenship and a burgeoning romance and you have a story that will both entertain and have you thinking.  Deck the Malls with Purple Peacock will have you believing in holiday miracles.

Source: @NikkiL_Books Book Review: It’s beginning to look alot like Chick Lit, a holiday anthology via @tdmiller820917

Hideous/Hilarious Christmas Post 3 with Guest Host Laurie Baxter

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By Laurie Baxter, Author of the story “A Charlie Brown Christmas” In our new anthology, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chick Lit. 

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amzn.com/B01MD197DJ   NOTE: This book is currently $0.99, but will soon be perma-free.

Back to our story …
In my last year of college, two days before New Year’s, the family dog died. We had had him since I was a kid. I was very, very sad.
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Author Bio:

Laurie Baxter has degrees in both puppetry and screenwriting because let’s face it, majoring in English would have been no more useful and way less fun. She loves chocolate, ice cream, chocolate ice cream, dogs, New York City, old movies, modern architecture, all kinds of theater, and music from before she was born. Her eighth grade English teacher told her to become a writer, so she did.

 

 Connect with Laurie Online:

LaurieBaxter.com

Laurie on Facebook

Laurie on Twitter

Laurie on Pinterest

Laurie on Goodreads

Laurie attempting Instagram

I Got Blogged Again!

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Here I am in living color on Susan Murphy’s blog!!!!

http://www.susanmurphyauthor.com/single-post/2016/11/02/Meet-Amy-Gettinger—author-all-round-superwoman

I am just incredibly popular this week!!! Thanks, Susan! (who also happened to write a story for this anthology):

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https://www.amazon.com/Its-Beginning-Look-Like-Chick-ebook/dp/B01MD197DJ

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And if you like giveaways, join us tomorrow for the Facebook party at 6 pm-11:30 pm CDT

https://www.facebook.com/events/949867701785312/

Hope to see you there!