WordServe News Update and New Releases

Exciting things have been happening at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ books releasing in the upcoming month along with a recap of WordServe client news from the current month.

January New Releases

Shaped by the Cross:

Meditations on the Suffering of Jesus

by Ken Gire

IVP Books

Non Fiction/Christian Living/Easter

That’s My Girl

How a Father’s Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter

by Rick Johnson*

Non-fiction: Parenting

Revell Publishing

Shadow of the Mountain

(Cheney Duvall, M.D. #2)

by Lynn Morris

Hendrickson Publishers

Historical Fiction

A City Not Forsaken

(Cheney Duvall, M.D. #3)

by Lynn Morris

Hendrickson Publishers

Historical Fiction


Small Things with Great Love:

Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor

by Margot Starbuck

IVP Books

Non-Fiction/Christian Living

The Redemption (reprint)

(The Legacy of the Kings Pirates)

by Marylu Tyndall

Mission Books (a division of eChristian.com)

Historical Fiction

The Reliance (reprint)

(The Legacy of the Kings Pirates)

by Marylu Tyndall

Mission Books (a division of eChristian.com)

Historical Fiction

The Restitution (reprint)

(The Legacy of the Kings Pirates)

by Marylu Tyndall

Mission Books (a division of eChristian.com)

Historical Fiction

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Agent News

Sorry to see Rachelle Gardner go, but wish her very well in all of her new endeavors. God’s best to Rachelle and all of the clients she’s taking with her. Serve God well…and keep putting out great books! ~ Greg

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Bestseller News

New York Times Bestseller List for December 25, 2011

Rebecca Alonzo The Devil in Pew 7 took the #6 spot on the New York Times E-book Nonfiction Bestseller List for December 25, 2011.

After being on Dr. Phil to meet with the man who killed her mother 33 years ago, and having Dr. Phil hold the book up and say glowing things about it, this stirring story of forgiveness started to move a few copies.” ~ Greg

ECPA January 2012 List

Erica Vetsch*A Log Cabin Christmas, a nine-author novella collection that includes Erica’s story, “Christmas Service,” hit #4 on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Fiction Bestsellers list, #13 on the Multi-channel Bestsellers List, and #23 on the Top 50 Bestsellers List.

CBA Fiction Bestseller List for January 2012

Erica Vetsch*A Log Cabin Christmas, a nine-author novella collection that includes Erica’s story, “Christmas Service,” hit #7 on the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) Fiction Best Sellers list.

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Contest News

Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly Smith, David C. Cook, 2011, won the INSPY Award for Creative Nonfiction.

Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Catherine West*, Oak Tara, March, 2011, won the INSPY Award for romance.

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Barbara’s New Clients

Anita Agers-Brooks* (nonfiction)

Rebecca DeMarino* (fiction)

John Daly (nonfiction)

Pamela Binnings Ewen (award-winning author, multiple novels – fiction)

Mindy Ferguson* (multiple-book, nonfiction author)

Rita Gerlach (multiple novels – fiction)

Michelle Griep (multiple novels – fiction)

Frederick Hurr* (published author – U.K. fiction)

Karen Jordan* (nonfiction)

Henry McLaughlin (award-winning author – fiction)

Tracie Miles (nonfiction)

Melissa K. Norris* (fiction)

Cheryl Ricker (published author – nonfiction)

John Robinson (multiple novels – fiction)

Paul L. Williams (bestselling, multiple-book, nonfiction author – general market)

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Greg’s New Clients

Leigh Ann Bryant, a domestic abuse survivor writing her story of killing her abusive husband during a terrible beating, her trial and short jail sentence, her conversion in prison and release, and how God put her life back together these last 18 years.

Glenn Frazier, Bataan Death March survivor from WWII.

Heather James, attorney by day, contemporary novelist by night (and mornings, and weekends)

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Contract News from Greg

Steve Farrar signed a two-book contract with Thomas Nelson for a book for younger men on how to lead their families called Point Man 2.0, and then a book on providing well, tentatively titled Manna.

Mandy Steward, pastor’s wife, and Messy Canvas blogger, signed her memoir, I’m Tired of Being (that type) of a Christian, with David C. Cook.

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Other News from Greg

Julie Cantrell’s* debut novel, Into the Free, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly.

(* = WordServe Water Cooler Contributor)

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That’s our good news for the month.

Please share yours in the comments so we can celebrate with you.

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Post Author: Keli Gwyn

I write inspirational historical romance. My debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, will be released July 1, 2012. I live in the heart of California’s Gold Country. My favorite places to visit are my fictional worlds, the Coach factory outlet store, and Taco Bell.

4 Replies to “WordServe News Update and New Releases”

  1. So proud of WordServe authors. Wow, what an exciting month. Love seeing these books come to life, after so often being the proverbial fly on the wall (and sometimes an part of brainstorming and editing) during shaping of proposals and pitching. (An agent’s wife gets a fascinating front row seat.) Amazing accomplishments. Julie, I’m still in awe of that PW review, such a rare and glowing treasure. Kudos to Keli for a job well done on this post. Love the format.

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