WordServe News April 2020

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

Congratulations to Sarah Varland for the Large-Print release of Alaskan Mountain Murder.

The only man she can trust to save her…is her son’s secret father!

Searching for her missing aunt in remote Alaska, Cassie Hawkins and her little boy are thrust into a killer’s sights. Now their only safe harbor is Jake Stone, the man she loved and left…but never told about their son. With the mountain trails hiding deadly mysteries, can Jake guard the woman he’s always loved—and the child he didn’t know he had?

Congratulations to Herman Mendoza and Bethany House Publishers for the May 5 release of Shifting Shadows: How a New York Drug Lord Found Freedom in the Last Place He Expected. 

Herman Mendoza built his kingdom in Queens, New York. He made a fortune selling cocaine with his brothers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. He had apartments around the city for his mistresses and a home in the Poconos for his beautiful nuclear family. But when he and his brothers were busted in a large-scale crackdown, his kingdom crumbled. Ready to kill himself rather than live behind bars, Herman instead came face-to-face with the all-consuming love of God. He would never be the same.

Today, Herman shares his story at every opportunity, knowing that it may play a part in someone else’s journey into a relationship with Jesus. An engaging and fast-paced read, Shifting Shadows offers hope to those in despair, and shows all of us the lengths to which God will go to bring a troubled soul home. Also available in Spanish as Sombras cambiantes.


Lillian Somner, DO, signed with Kensington Publishing Corp. for Herbal Medicine for Mental Health to be released late winter 2021.

Jesse L. Nelson signed with Kregel for How to Preach Life-Changing
Sermons: Six Steps to Developing and Delivering Biblical Messages to be released in early 2022.

Stephen Arterburn signed with Tyndale House Ministries for The One Year Bible for Men to be released in early 2021.

Misty Arterburn signed with Tyndale House Ministries for The One Year Bible for Women to be released in early 2021

Charles Person and Richard Rooker signed with St. Martin’s Publishing Group for Buses Are A Comin’: A First-hand account of the 1961 Freedom Riders to be released Spring 2021.

Desiree Hartsock Siegfried signed with Zondervan for The Road to Roses to be released in June 2021.

Craig S. Chapman signed with Potomac Books for Disaster on the Spanish Main: The Tragic-Colonial American Expedition to the West Indies during the War of Jenkins’ Ear to be released in 2021.

Jamie Sumner signed with Simon & Schuster, Inc. for a two-book deal, The Summer of June and Schooled to be released early 2022 and 2023 respectfully.

Jamie Sumner signed with Angel Family Entertainment, Inc. for Roll With It motion picture rights.

New Clients

Stephen Blandino, Larry Hernandez, Joshua Kemble, Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Shoshana Lipson, Megan Westra, and Jennifer Rosner signed with WordServe in April.  Welcome!

What We’re Celebrating

Bank Street College of Education names Roll With It by Jamie Sumner one of the Best Children’s Books of 2020. Congratulations, Jamie. Check out the article HERE.