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2019 Christmas Gift Guide

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It’s never too early to start thinking about that special book lover in your life, whether it’s your family, friends, or coworkers, and especially now that Thanksgiving is behind us! Ambassador International wants to help you with your Christmas gift shopping so we’ve put together this 2019 Christmas Gift Guide. This gift guide includes gifts suited for all ages!

Click below to browse the gift guide.

New Children’s Book Champions Creativity and Imagination

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Author edifies childhood creativity to educate and delight readers

For immediate release: Children are some of the most imaginative and creative individuals; their imaginations seem to be limitless. Creative Christopher (Ambassador International; July 2015; $14.99, hardcover) is the story of one boy who exercises his creative muscles when he gets snowbound at his grandparents’ house. In her latest book, author Kate Hanscom emboldens children to tap into their creative potentials while educating them on some of the more creative features of language.

Creative ChristopherCreative Christopher takes readers through Christopher’s day when he is trapped inside without many of his toys. Christopher, along with his Papa and Nana, spend the day imagining themselves in different scenarios by using everyday objects around the house. The trio enjoys exploring and playing in all different parts of the world without ever leaving the warmth and safety of Nana and Papa’s house thanks to Christopher’s imagination.

The book also includes a resource page to help teach children about synonyms, referencing sentences that appear in the story. In addition, Hanscom includes pages to inspire the creative minds of her readers, challenging them to get creative with just a limited supply of everyday materials.

Hanscom is also the author of Literal Lily and Fickle Fiona, two stories that educate young readers on language and decision making, respectively. In her third book, Hanscom draws from her own family and experiences to help foster a creative spirit in children while entertaining them with Christopher’s fun adventures.

About the Author: Kate Hanscom grew up in Utica, New York. A graduate of Stonehill College, she currently lives in Auburn, Massachusetts, with her husband Chris and family.

Since the publication of her first book, Literal Lily, Kate has found such joy and fulfillment in sharing her stories with those who will learn from and be delighted by them most: children! In her third book, Creative Christopher, she hopes to share not only her love of words but also the fun of imagination! She hopes that when readers meet Christopher, they are encouraged to dream, explore, and have a ball with the ideas that pop into their heads!

About the Illustrator: Lynda Hanscom is originally from Long Island, New York. She holds a BFA from St. John’s University and an MAT from the Rhode Island School of Design. As an art teacher, she guided hundreds of budding student artists from kindergarten through high school to be creative through drawing, painting, and sculpting.

In this, her fourth book, Lynda is happy to lend her own son’s face and name to Creative Christopher! Also the illustrator for Tough Tommy (a children’s bereavement book), Literal Lily, and Fickle Fiona, Lynda lives in Northern Connecticut with her loving and supportive husband, Doug.

To connect with the author or request a review copy of Creative Christopher please contact publicist Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com

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Welcome to the Team: Lynsie Crespo

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Ambassador is excited to announce the addition of Lynsie Crespo to our team! Lynsie will be focusing on social media, marketing and sales. Have you noticed those cool “Meet Us Monday” posts on Facebook? Or have you checked out the new Ambassador Instagram page? Yes, Lynsie is the one that makes us all look so good. Born and raised in New Jersey, Lynsie decided to take a risk, quit her job, and moved to South Carolina two years ago.  She always had a passion for fashion and that’s what led Lynsie to creating Similar Styles, a fashion blog to prove to the world that you can dress in high end fashion without having to pay a similar price. While fashion blogging, Lynsie also discovered that she also has a passion for social media. When she is not interacting online, Lynsie is a Thrift Stylist for Miracle Hill Thrift Stores. She also loves singing and playing guitar. Connect with Lynsie on instagram @lynsie84 or as Similar Styles on Facebook and Instagram.

LynsieIf your life had a theme song what would it be?

Thrift Shop by Lindsey Stirling & Tyler Ward. This song makes me laugh! For those of you that know me I’m always up for a good laugh… and thrifting. I am always up for thrifting.

Who’s your social media idol?

There are so many! I’ll narrow it down by saying fashion instabloggers. They are all an inspiration to me. 

If you could visit anywhere in the world– where would you go?
Bora Bora & Hawaii! 
What’s social media outlet do you spend the most time on?Lynsie Crespo
Instagram.
Share your best tip for making your social media profile stand out.
I’m a visual person so to me it’s all about the pictures! Make sure they are good quality and don’t be afraid to use filters! Just make sure you use the right ones to compliment your photo. 

Invite an Author to Your Book Club

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BookClub_LogoFree Service Encourages Reading Through Rare Access to Authors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greenville-based publisher Ambassador International is launching a unique book club that offers readers personal access to some of their favorite authors. Select Ambassador authors are available to attend book club meetings across the country via phone or Skype through the launch of this exciting new program.

To take part, book club leaders must feature one of the Ambassador titles from the evolving list found at ambassador-international.com/about/bookclub.  Book clubs can then invite the author to be a part of an upcoming meeting by filling out a short online request form.

The author will join discussions via phone or Skype. “In addition to inviting your neighbor or your cousin to your book club you can invite the author as well,” explains Ambassador International COO Tim Lowry. “Our authors are really excited about the chance to engage on such a personal level with their readers and we think book clubs across the country will be thrilled for this unique and free opportunity.”

Both fiction and non-fiction authors are featured in the program including:

    • Anna McCarthy, Forgiveness is Not an Option
    • Stephen Goode, Marriage Triage
    • Renee Metzler, Total Home Makeover
    • Lindon and Sherry Gareis, Declutter Now
    • Carrie Daws, Romancing Melody
    • Will Montgomery, Lukewarm

About Ambassador International: Ambassador International was founded in 1980 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and expanded into Greenville, South Carolina in 1995.  Ambassador International’s books and materials have been distributed in dozens of countries and are sold worldwide.

For more information about the Ambassador Book Club visit http://ambassador-international.com/about/bookclub.  To request an interview or more information please contact publicist Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com.