Author Conveys Small Blessings at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Conveys Small Blessings at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 08-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Duane A. Gallop author of the piece Small Blessings: A Year of Devotional Thinking in the Midst of Pain will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Small Blessings: A Year of Devotional Thinking was originally derived from an article which author Duane A. Gallop had published for his church magazine in the spring of 2007, with the encouragement that he got from his pastor’s wife. Despite the questions and doubts that he had, he pursued writing the piece. Gallop shares his life trials while this book was in the works, he had a writer’s block; his wife had an eye surgery which affected her job; he had an argument with his wife after finding out about her religion; he also found a new job which led him away from his church. With these life struggles, and he could only prove how powerful prayer is. He prayed to God for and asked Him for His will. Gallop feels truly blessed for being able to finally finish the book, and now he aims to share the blessings to others through this piece. This is an enriching piece that will show how God works His ways through those who are stressed out, the ones who are anxious and even those who are confused. This serves as a reminder that the Divine only wants His children to think on the things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. God cares about the fear that humans encounter, and through Small Blessings: A Year of Devotional Thinking, no one will be lost with His guidance.

The author, together with BookBlastPro will be present at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Gallop and his piece, Small Blessings: A Year of Devotional Thinking. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Duane A. Gallop’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

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