By Kimberley Kennedy Elsbree

Pick Up Your Mat

A powerful book for women seeking later life love

Kimberley Kennedy Elsbree became a self-proclaimed Rejection Expert after the release of her book Left at the Altar, speaking to women’s hearts everywhere who had been rejected in love. Now, in her new book Pick Up Your Mat: My Story of Hope and Help for Women Seeking Later Life Love, Kimberley has a new story to tell as she sets out to inspire and encourage women everywhere that it is never too late to find love.

Kimberley, with her own story and the stories of dozens of other women, will explore all of that and more. And with compassion, humor, and tough love will give you real life tools for moving forward in finding what your heart desires.

But what if it was not God’s plan for me to be alone? Maybe I wasn’t looking at this the right way at all! What if He did have someone for me, someone He had chosen before He laid the foundation of the world and that this desire in my heart was, indeed, inspired by Him? What if He was simply waiting on me to join Him in the trust Him, in that, in the doing? What if He was waiting for me to Pick Up My Mat?

– Excerpt from Pick Up Your Mat

Later Life Love

An Invitation from Kimberley

If you are visiting this page you are likely searching for later life love! Or at least thinking about it!

Maybe you are divorced, widowed, or never found love at all. Maybe you feel too scarred by a divorce or too discouraged by your past. Or perhaps today’s “dating scene” sounds too intimidating or you believe (falsely!) that romantic love happens only once or is only for the young.

Trust me. I get all of that! I didn’t get married until I was 56 years old! Not for the second time. For the first time! And I am here to tell you that there is nothing– not your past decisions, not your present circumstances, and certainly not your fear—there is nothing too big for God!

I want to invite you to join the conversation on my closed Facebook group, Women Seeking Later Life Love. It’s a safe place that picks up where the book left off, where we support and encourage each other, and where we help other single women overcome those pesky roadblocks we too often set up for ourselves!

So come join us! I look forward to meeting you there!


Kimberley Kennedy Elsbree

Kimberley Kennedy Elsbree is an Emmy award winning journalist, author, public speaker and media coach. She has spent the majority of her career in the Atlanta television market as a news reporter, anchor, writer, producer, and entertainment host.

Throughout her career Kimberley has interviewed thousands of people, from flood victims to Hollywood celebrities. But in 2009 she told her own story in her book “Left at the Altar: My Story of Hope and Healing for Every Woman Who Has Felt the Heartbreak of Rejection,” published by Thomas Nelson.

Now, in her new book, Pick Up Your Mat: My Story of Hope and Help for Women Seeking Later Life Love, Kimberley has an exciting, new story to tell as she encourages women in later life that it is never too late to find love.

Kimberley grew up in the tiny town of The Rock, Georgia (population 89) and is a graduate of Agnes Scott College. She comes from a family of broadcasters: her sister Kathleen was a long-time CNN anchor and her brother Arch a former meteorologist.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Care Net and is an elder at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Kimberley and her husband Kent live in Atlanta, where she has four step-children, and continues to be the World’s Greatest Aunt.