WordServe News July 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

New Release from Sanya Richard-Ross with Margot Starbuck and Zondervan Right On Track: Run. Race. Believe. Track and field champion Sanya Richards-Ross knows what it takes to achieve the impossible. With multiple Olympic gold medals and World Championship accolades, Sanya has long been a role model for young runners around the world. In her first-ever book for young adults, Sanya shares her advice and wisdom when it comes to chasing your dreams. Filled with hands-on success strategies and personal anecdotes, Right on Track: Run, Race, Believe will help readers face wins and losses with grace, strength, and faith. With chapters discussing setting goals, staying focused on the finish line, and being true to yourself, this book is perfect for teens and graduates. Empowering and inspiring, Right on Track encourages teens to dream big and take the ups and downs of life in stride.

Congratulations to Leslie Leyland Fields on her new DVD Curriculum release from NavPress, Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus Through the Storms, The Fish, The Doubt, and The Seas.

2017 Christianity Today Book Award winner (“Christian Living / Discipleship” category)
Get ready for the wettest, stormiest, wildest trip through the Gospel you’ve ever taken!

The gospels are dramatic, wild, and wet—set in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Offering rich storytelling and a fresh look at Jesus and the disciples, Leslie Leyland Fields invites you to join her on the adventure of following Jesus in Kodiak Island, Alaska, where her family runs a salmon-fishing operation every summer.

With the sights and sounds of Alaska as your backdrop and Leslie as your guide, you will gain deeper insight into Jesus and the fishermen who followed him. This DVD curriculum contains six video teaching sessions filmed on location and based on the award-winning book Crossing the Waters: Following Jesus through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas by Leslie Leyland Fields. Included in this DVD curriculum are downloadable resources for a full study experience with Leader’s Guide and participants’ handouts.

Join author Dianne Christner (The Marmalade Belle) and 6 other authors and Barbour Publishing in celebrating the release of The Southern Belle Brides Collection.

Settle onto the front porch with a sweet tea and enjoy seven historical romances featuring strong and determined women who draw on their deeply ingrained Southern manners and charm to find lasting love. Rediscover the Old South where hospitality is king and charm is queen. Amidst chaotic life challenges, will the road to romance bring out these brides’ sweet and sassy sides or refine their true grit?

The Amish Nanny’s Sweetheart, Jan Drexler and Harlequin Love Inspired Historical Romance.

As nanny for her nephew, Judith Lapp’s finally part of a vibrant, joyful Amish community instead of living on the outskirts looking in. But teaching her neighbors’ Englischer farmworker to read Pennsylvania Dutch wasn’t part of her plan. And the more time she spends with Guy Hoover, the more he sparks longings for a home and family of Judith’s own. Guy figured he would never be truly accepted by his Amish–employers’ community–even though the Mast family treats him like a son. But Judith’s steadfast caring shows him that true belonging could be within his reach…if he and Judith can reconcile their very different hopes — and hearts.

Author Sarah Varland releases another from Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense called Alaskan Hideout.

Mission: Safeguard his ex–and the son she kept secret

Someone’s stalking Emma Bass and her little boy, and the only person she can turn to is her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Dawson. Arriving in his Alaskan town with the son he doesn’t know exists, though, Emma finds facing Tyler just as hard as outrunning her would-be killer. Now they must overcome their past…if they want to live to claim a second chance at a shared future.

Contracts

Kabran Chapek signed with Kensington Publishers for Overcoming Concussions to be released Summer 2019.

New Clients

A Big Warm Welcome to WordServe’s New Clients!

Jacqueline Eaton-McDonald is writing her family memoir (with Mike Yorkey) that details her family’s history with Howard Hughes (Senior and Junior), her family’s role in the death of Bugsy Siegel, and how it impacted her family to the next generations.

Christian B. Keller is the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security and Professor of History, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA. His first book with the agency will be on the partnership of General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson, both their history together and how their faith made them great friends.

Dr. Clarence Shuler is an author and speaker whose ministry is to families all over the country.

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes was one of the founders of the Medallion Cartel. After many years in jail for money laundering and other crimes, he had a radical conversion. He published a book in the 90’s called Coming Clean, that detailed his work and his journey to faith. He went onto earn advanced degrees in Christian ministry and leadership. His new project will be a continuation of what God has done through his ministry and family, as well as film properties about his life story.

Angie Ward has impacted thousands of leaders during nearly 30 years of ministry as a leader, teacher, writer, and pastor’s wife. She is an award-winning regular contributor to Christianity Today leadership publications, and has served as a contributing editor and editorial adviser for Leadership Journal, Building Church Leaders, and Gifted for Leadership. She is also a highly regarded teacher and speaker, with classroom experience at Denver Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Trinity International University, and Lancaster Bible College. Angie earned her Ph.D. in Ministry Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

What We’re Celebrating

Lovely article in the New York Times by Jamie Sumner. Appeared July 6, 2018. Read full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/well/helping-my-nonverbal-son-find-his-voice.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fwell-ties

 

Celebrating the Fourth of July with a great article about the Coffin Corner Boys in USA Today. Read full article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/03/july-4th-remember-my-b-17-crew-survived-nazi-occupied-france-column/736468002/

 

 

Congratulations to Jordyn Redwood, winner of Best Romantic Suspense in the Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto competition for Taken Hostage.

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WordServe News June 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

Find God’s Power and Peace Through Prayer with Stephen Arterburn and Rose Publishing’s 100 Days of Prayer Daily Devotional.

Experience the Peace, Joy, and Hope that Comes from Spending Time in God’s Presence

Prayer is key to sustaining a healthy relationship with God. It connects you to His heart, reminds you of His promises, and has the power to change situations. But, between distractions and doubt, busy schedules and seeming delays how can you keep prayer a priority?

Refresh yourself in God’s presence with Rose’s 100 Days of Prayer Devotional. Covering everything from seeking God’s guidance to accepting His timing, this devotional invites you to journey through Scripture toward a deeper intimacy with Christ. Short enough to read in 5 minutes, but deep enough to grow your walk with God, each of the 100 daily readings includes:

  • Short 1-page. devotion, perfect for busy schedules
  • Key Bible verse
  • Encouraging & inspiring quote (from Christian leaders like Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, C.H. Spurgeon, and more!)
  • A simple prayer to pray throughout your day
  • Find encouragement and strength as you cover key topics, including:

God’s Guidance
Courage for the Journey
Trusting His promises
Honoring God
Cultivating intimacy
Experience the ease of knowing how to pray and what to pray in times or joy or times of trial. Enjoy knowing Jesus in a deeper way when you learn to apply his Word in practical, meaningful, and encouraging ways!

Coffin Corner Boys by Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks and Regnery History. 

As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen—stumbling through fields and villages—scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, and reunion is told.

After the war, George made two vows: he would never lose touch with his men again and one day would attempt to thank those who had risked their lives to save his. Despite passage of time and demands of career and family, he accomplished both. He reunited with his crew then twenty-five years later returned to France to locate as many of the brave souls who had helped him evade the enemy as he could.

Join George as he retraces his steps to freedom and discover the amazing stories of sacrifice and survival and how ten young American boys plus their French Helpers became heroes.

Get organized—and transform your heart—every day of the year with this brand-new Too Blessed to Be Stressed 15-month planner, featuring a refreshing blend of inspiring monthly readings laced with encouragement and gift-wrapped in humor. Featuring monthly and weekly calendars, a year-at-a-glance section, pages for frequent contacts, and more, this planner offers an important reminder: God’s grace is enough for the ups, downs, and all the in-betweens of life. Debora M. Coty’s newest Too Blessed to Be Stressed 2019 Daily Planner is now available.

Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm by Cara Whitney and Thomas Nelson.

Explore the timeless wisdom of God’s Word through this beautiful horse devotional.

Horses nuzzle their way into our hearts and have a way of teaching us a lot about ourselves, about life, and even about God. Just ask horse enthusiast Cara Whitney, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy).

Through years spent working with these majestic animals—Cara Whitney has learned countless spiritual lessons that have brought her closer to God.

In 100 heartfelt devotions with stunning photography, you’ll

  • Learn about being flexible in your faith from a gangly legged colt.
  • Discover the secret to overcoming temptation through a horse’s “sneak and eat” game.
  • From a pony with a sweet tooth, find out why we should be glad God doesn’t answer yes to all of our prayers.
  • Be reminded that you are priceless to God from a one-eyed quarter horse named Roanie.

Unbridled Faith is the perfect daily devotional for horse lovers.

Waiting for a Sign: Highlights and Inside Stories from a Lifetime of Collecting Baseball Autographs by Kevin Keating and WordServe Press.

If you were a baseball fan in the 60’s and 70’s—or a lover of baseball history—then Waiting for a Sign will be a page-turner you can’t put down. Kevin Keating spent his youth collecting autographs from some of the biggest stars baseball has ever produced. And along the way, he befriended many of the most familiar names in the history of sports. Because of his own affable personality and passion for the game that made his heroes legends, Keating collected not just autographs, but behind the scenes stories that are must-reads for any baseball fan.
In this first volume, you’ll read stories about Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Rod Carew, Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Roger Maris, Johnny Mize, Joe McCarthy and many others.

The Lost Sermons of Charles Spurgeon Volume iii – His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854 by Christian T. George and B&H Publishing Group.

In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. In 2017, B&H Academic began releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10 percent more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature.

Wrapped in custom marbled paper and leather like Spurgeon’s original notebook, the collector’s edition has gilded edges and contains photographs not found in the hardcover edition.

Contracts

Dr. Daniel Amen signed with Tyndale for a two-book deal to be released in 2019 and 2020.

Jonathan McKee signed with Barbour Publishing, Inc. for Guys Guide to 4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face to be released Fall 2019.

Jamie Sumner signed with Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon and Schuster) for Trailerland to be released September 2019.

Melissa K. Norris signed with Harvest House Publishers, Inc. for Gardening with a Purpose to be released early 2020.

Margot Starbuck signed with Zondervan to work with Chrystal Hurst on her book Show Up for Your Life: What the Girl You’ll be Tomorrow Wants you to Know Today to be released mid 2019.

Joe Wheeler signed a 7-title deal with Fundacja Źródła Życia of Poland.

New Clients

Kathy Barnette, Kate Crocco, Mindee Hardin, Clarence Shuler, Cindi Wood Ministries, LLC., joined WordServe this month. A Big Hardy Welcome to All!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations to Amy Sorrells for her Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Before I Saw You  from Tyndale House. Check it out here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4964-3279-7

 

 

Congratulations to Cara Whitney on the successful promotion of Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm on Fox & Friends. Check out her interview at: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5796115630001/?#sp=show-clips. Unbridled has climbed to #4 on Amazon, too!

 

The accolades keep coming for Margot Starbuck! Congratulations, to Margot, Randol Hammer and Phillip Robinson for Forgiveness in the First Degree winning the 2018 Selah Award for Best Memoir with the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. Check out the winners here: https://bit.ly/2lwEVOX. Also, Margot’s collaboration with Rashad Jennings for The IF in LIFE hits the New York Times Best Seller list at #5!

Congratulations to Kristin Weber for signing a production/TV Series agreement with Edwin Zane for The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy.

Put a dog on it: How to craft a bestseller

Every writer wants to believe that he or she can write a bestselling book.

I’m here to tell you there’s nothing wrong with believing that. I have no doubt that many times, my belief in that idea is the only thing that keeps me pounding out words on my laptop. To be completely transparent, I’ve never had a book reach the NYT bestseller list; the closest I came was learning that my memoir of dog adoption, Saved by Gracie: How a Rough-and-Tumble Rescue Dog Dragged Me Back to Health, Happiness and God, was a bestseller – at one point in time – for my publisher. Whether that one point in time was a week or a month, or even three hours, I honestly don’t know. And actually, it doesn’t matter, because the terrible truth of best-selling-ness is that it’s truly a transitory thing, as well as completely unpredictable.

As a reader, I also find that “bestseller” doesn’t necessarily predict my own evaluation or enjoyment of a book. I read plenty of books on the bestseller lists that leave me cold, to say the least. Other books I stumble across are amazing, but languish forever in No One’s Heard of It Land.

As a result, I’ve decided that I probably know as much as anyone about writing a bestseller, which is to say, no one really does know why some books win the lottery and others don’t. So the next time you’re struggling with your belief in your ability to write a bestseller, here are my tips(laughs?) to keep you moving forward:

  1. Sit down and write. Or you can stand up and write (I’ve been reading a lot lately about the health benefits of sit/stand desks). Either way, actually writing seems to be an uncontested avenue to producing a bestselling book. (Caveat: unless you’re famous, in which case you can pay someone else to do the writing and still put your name on it and get even more famous, although I think that’s kind of cheating, don’t you?)
  2. Write short sentences. Really. Bestsellers have short sentences. Like this one. If you want to write a literary novel, though, you can make the sentences as long as you like because the people who read literary novels generally read at a higher reading level and more assuredly appreciate the sheer beauty of the written language, even if they don’t have the market clout to send your book’s rating skyhigh.
  3. Use active verbs. (They even tell you this in graduate writing programs. I just saved you a ton of money and two years of your life. You’re welcome.)
  4. Put a dog on the cover of your book. Even if it’s not about a dog. Books with a dog on the cover sell better. Even the latest statistics show that dogs get more internet time than any other animal. Want attention? I’m telling you, put a dog on it.

In closing, I want to share with you the writing advice of a bestselling author named W. Somerset Maugham: “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

Happy writing!

Judging a Book by its Cover

My latest romantic suspense series, The Seven Trilogy, came out in 2015 and 2016. The books received great feedback, including a 4 ½ star, Top Pick rating from RT Reviews. They were finalists for several awards, including two Daphne du Maurier awards for excellence in suspense, and a Carol Award. The second book in the series won the Word Award for best inspirational suspense novel in Canada in 2016 and book three won a Cascade Award for best published contemporary fiction.
I was equally thrilled and mystified by what was happening with the books.
Thrilled by the great critical response, and mystified that the starred reviews and awards did not translate into sales. I conducted a poll recently in an effort to discover why. More than a hundred people responded, and about ninety percent told me what I had long suspected, that the problem was the covers.
I love the publishing company that put out this series, and the designer on the team is fabulous, so the fault is mine as they used my ideas and suggestions in coming up with the covers. If I had consulted a marketing expert, he or she would have told me that while the covers were great, they missed my target market entirely. The novels looked more like fantasy or science fiction than romantic suspense, so any potential readers of my genre simply passed them by.
I am extremely grateful and excited to report that the books are about to come out with brand new covers. Time will tell if that makes a difference in sales, but at least at that point I will feel as though I have done everything I can to reach the right market.
We’re told repeatedly not to judge a book by its cover. Of course this directive doesn’t usually refer to actual books, but to situations or people who may not be what they appear to be on the surface. The trouble is, just as readers have been doing with my books, we very often do just that. We don’t open the “book” to see what is inside; we make snap decisions about whether or not we want to read something, or eat something, or buy something, or even get to know another person better based on our initial first impressions.
As a believer, this sobers me. Pondering the situation with The Seven Trilogy has led me to ask myself two questions: Do I make snap decisions, especially about others, that keep me from interacting with them the way God would have me do? And does the way I live my life and therefore present myself to others, draw people to the God I claim to love and follow, or cause them to pass Him by?
My prayer is that, when others look at me—at how I act, speak, and think—my “cover” will accurately represent the Holy Spirit within me. As C.S. Lewis once said, “We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.”
I’m thrilled with the bold colors of my new covers (shown below); may my life, inside and out, reflect always the bold colors that mark me as a follower of Christ.

The Seven Series (1)

WordServe News May 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

New Release from Barbara J. Scott and Mountain Brook Ink  Dreams of My Heart, The Reluctant Brides Book 1. Can a reluctant bride and her new husband fall in love despite their wounded hearts? Plucky Irish immigrant Kate O’Brien struggles to hang on to her brother’s homestead after his death in a suspicious cattle stampede. If she’s unable to pay off the loan that paid for her ticket to America, she will be forced to marry the banker’s rogue son, Rafe Hamilton. Texas cattleman and total stranger Buck McKean comes on the scene as her rescuer, his act of kindness poses a profound threat to her reputation, and the two marry to prevent the impending consequences but both come to marriage with broken hearts. Can God mend their hearts and save their love?

Congratulations to Amy Sorrells on her new release from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Before I Saw You.

Folks are dying fast as the ash trees in the southern Indiana town ravaged by the heroin epidemic, where Jaycee Givens lives with nothing more than a thread of hope and a quirky neighbor, Sudie, who rescues injured wildlife. After a tragedy leaves her mother in prison, Jaycee is carrying grief and an unplanned pregnancy she conceals because she trusts no one, including the kind and handsome Gabe, who is new to town and to the local diner where she works.

Dividing her time between the diner and Sudie’s place, Jaycee nurses her broken heart among a collection of unlikely friends who are the closest thing to family that she has. Eventually, she realizes she can’t hide her pregnancy any longer―not even from the baby’s abusive father, who is furious when he finds out. The choices she must make for the safety of her unborn child threaten to derail any chance she ever had for hope and redemption. Ultimately, Jaycee must decide whether the truest form of love means hanging on or letting go.

Congratulations to Angela Hunt, Bill Myers and Salem Books for the release of When God Happens: True Stories of Modern Day Miracles.

A car flips over on the highway and bursts into flames. A father hears devastating news about his unborn child. A teenage girl follows a friend to a dangerous party. Then God happens. If you have ever doubted the miraculous power of God, prepare to be astonished. Here, real people share true stories of modern-day miracles–moments of divine intervention when the hand of God was briefly and beautifully revealed.

Congratulations Chloe Howard with Margot Starbuck and Zondervan for the release of Stand Beautiful: A Story of Brokenness, Beauty & Embracing it All. 

In Stand Beautiful, international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt, and rising up to speak out, fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2. Chloe’s story shows that even through brokenness and shame, we can venture toward hope, accept our unique selves, and share in our human experiences. Chloe boldly addresses the unlikely hero in each of us. Readers will be inspired to be brave, to speak up against injustice, and redefine beauty as more than what the eye can see. Chloe shares how faith enabled her to endure physical and emotional pain, spurring readers to delve into authenticity and stand beautiful.

Contracts

Barry Corey signed with Tyndale House Publishers for My Hope for You to be released early 2020.

Anthony Thompson and Denise George (collaborator) signed with Bethany/Baker Publishing Group for his book The Healing Power of Forgiveness to be released October 2019.

Larry Dugger signed with Worthy for his book He Calls Me Friend: 60 Devotionals for Men, due to publish in early 2019.

David and Karin Holder with Larry Dugger for the book Living at Full Draw signed with Harvest House Publishers, Inc., due to publish fall 2019.

Marcus Brotherton signed with Passion Publishing to collaborate with Louie Giglio on his next book.

Laurie Myers and Betsy Duffy signed with a Slovvakian publisher for their novel, The Father’s Prayer.

Walter L. Larimore signed with Harvest House Publisher’s Inc. for his book 60 Ways to Healthy & Fit After 50.

New Clients

Cindi Martin joined WordServe this month. Welcome!

Welcome to WordServe, Chris Corning, Olympian and World Champion snow boarder (check him out on YouTube!)

Colonel Arthur Shaw (ret), now age 96, he was the first soldier to set foot on Okinawa during WWII. His book will follow that pivotal battle, as well as his life (to be written by Robert Wise).

What We’re Celebrating

And the winner is…Congratulations to Randol Hammer and Phillip Robinson (with Margot Starbuck) for Forgiveness in the First Degree. Winner of the 2018 Selah Award for Best Memoir!

 

 

Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott Hits NY Times Best Seller List!

We are Celebrating, Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott hitting the NY Times Best Seller List!

Unified by Trey Gowdy and Tim Scott  hits the NY Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller list at #14 and a combined hardcover nonfiction/ebook list of #12! Congratulations Congressman Gowdy, Senator Scott and Tyndale House Publishers.

*There was a mistake in the publication that posted to the WordServe Water Cooler in the April 2018 news. Under “What We’re Celebrating” Killing the Deep State by Jerome C. Corsi, Ph. D. was mentioned as a book hitting the NY Times Best Seller List. Although it is true and he is to be congratulated, WordServe Literary Group DOES NOT represent this author/book.

WordServe News April 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

Three new releases from The Arterburn Wellness Series and David C. Cook Publishers:

Stephen Arterburn and Becky Johnson, Understanding and Loving a Person with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion.

This book is a compassionate companion to those who love someone who has experienced severe trauma that left his or her brain changed by PTSD. As someone who suffered from PTSD herself, Becky Johnson knows what is most helpful on the path to recovery. Becky teams up with Stephen Arterburn to offer:

•    Insight into what is happening in the brain
•    Background on treatments such as EMDR
•    Ideas on what to say and what not to say
•    Suggestions for calming a loved one during a PTSD episode

A personal coach and a compassionate companion, this book helps readers become a healing presence in their loved one’s life while practicing self-care as well.

Stephen Arterburn with Jason and Shelley Martinkus, Understanding and Loving a Person with Sexual Addiction: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion. 

This practical guide helps spouses to understand what drives sexual addiction and how to find healing after betrayal.

When Jason Martinkus confessed his infidelity to his wife, Shelley, she wasn’t sure she could ever trust him again. Together they began a difficult but redemptive journey of understanding sexual addiction. In this book, Jason and Shelley join Stephen Arterburn to address the following:

•    What sexual addiction is and how to know if someone is addicted
•    How to understand the roller coaster of post betrayal emotions
•    Guidance in developing boundaries
•    What to do if a spouse doesn’t want to recover

This is a valuable resource for anyone who loves someone addicted to sex or pornography.

Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop, Understanding and Loving a Person with Alcohol or Drug Addiction: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion.

This compassionate and helpful book educates both the mind and heart in the power of addiction and the way to help others find healing.

When a family member or friend is addicted to drugs or alcohol the situation can feel hopeless and confusing. In this book, David Stoop and Stephen Arterburn help readers develop a plan of action by offering:

•    Insight into brain chemistry and addiction
•    Real-life ideas for encouraging healthy choices
•    Guidance in how to help without enabling
•    The connection between depression, ADD, and trauma

Stoop and Arterburn have helped thousands of people around the country understand chemical addiction and how to love someone well in the midst of this gripping disease.

April is National Sexual Assault and Abuse Awareness Month. How Sweet the Sound by Amy Sorrells is a heart-cry story for survivors searching for more than a movement or a march and who need to find hope. For only $2.99, share the hope of How Sweet the Sound with someone who needs it, on ebook format throughout the month of April thanks to Tyndale House Publishers. Learn more about Sexual Assault/Abuse Awareness Month by clicking HERE.

Contracts

Rob Maaddi signed with Zondervan for Fly Eagles Fly to be released September 2018.

Kathryn Graves signed with BroadStreet Publishers for Fashioned by God to be released July 2019.

Sara Varland signed with Harlequinn Books S.A. for Moose Haven Book 3 & 4 to be released June and November 2019.

New Clients

Emily Hutchinson, John Sterge and Brent Chapman joined WordServe this month. Welcome!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations Jamie Sumner! Jamie’s UNBOUND was selected as a Mother’s Day pick by Publisher’s Weekly! https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/76316-publishers-get-ready-for-mother-s-day.html

 

Killing the Deep State by Jerome C. Corsi, Ph. D. hits the NY Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller list at #14 and a combined hardcover nonfiction/ebook list of #12! Congratulations Dr. Corsi and Tyndale House Publishers.

 

2018 Christian Book Awards

Congratulations to Marcus Brotherton for being named a finalist for the 2018 Christian Book Awards in the Christian Living Category for his collaborative work on Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants with author Louie Giglio

 

 

Congratulations to Christian T. George for The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon Volume 1 for being named a finalist in the 2018 Christian Book Awards Ministry Resources category.