WordServe News October 2021

Much has been happening this month at WordServe Literary . . . our highlights below include new releases, contracts signed, notable reviews and PR events, new authors to the agency and other news of note by clients and agents.

New Releases

The Debutante's SecretCongratulations to Mary Davis for the August 5th paperback release of  The Debutante’s Secret (Quilting Circle Book 4) from Mountain Brook Ink.

Will Geneviève open her heart to a love she never imagined?

Washington State 1894

Geneviève Marseille, a French socialite, has only one purpose in coming to Kamola—stopping her brother from digging up the past. She has reluctantly journeyed alone to the quaint college town in central Washington State. Kamola is so different from her beloved Paris that she is tempted to abort her mission, but the kindness of a handsome deputy tempers her desire to flee.

Deputy Montana has lived a simple life. But when a fancy French lady steps off the train and into his arms, his modest existence might not be enough anymore. Even though he’s warned he can have no future with Miss Marseille becahttps://www.amazon.com/Mug-Mayhem-CafFUNated-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B098D3CJN7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=175LT8E9DYUZX&dchild=1&keywords=a+mug+of+mayhem&qid=1633637414&s=digital-text&sprefix=A+Mug+o%2Cdigital-text%2C207&sr=1-1use her grandparents would never accept him, he is drawn to her at every turn. Can he make himself worthy of her?

Mystery surrounds Aunt Henny. She is aunt to all but related to no one in Kamola. When a nemesis from her past arrives, she must decide whether to flee as she’d done all those years ago, or stand her ground in the town she’s made her home and risk going to jail.

When secrets come out, will the lives of Geneviève, Montana, and Aunt Henny ever be the same?

A Mug of MayhemCongratulations to Angela Strong for the September  5th paperback release of A Mug of Mayhem (The CafFUNated Mysteries Book 4)  from Mountain Brook Ink.

When their wedding venue becomes a crime scene, the bride and groom are in for a real trick-or-treat.

One week before Marissa plans to get married at her fiancé’s farm, Connor is arrested for a murder in the corn maze. Marissa and her maid of honor, Tandy, must prove the groom innocent before the wedding is cancelled.

With a coffee shop to run, family visiting from out of town, and preparations for the big day, time is running out. The senior citizens who’d been at the farm during the homicide offer to help investigate, but are they witnesses or suspects? A cranky military veteran goes rogue and disappears with his gun, a retired spy suffers from dementia, and a former Broadway star still seems to be putting on a show. Unless the real killer is unmasked, death could do them all part.

His Love Revealed Book 2Congratulations to Cynthia Herron for the October 1st paperback release of His Love Revealed (Welcome to Ruby Book 2)  from Mountain Brook Ink.
 

Will revelations of the past hijack their future?

Since childhood, Ida Mae Hoscutt, the beloved proprietress of the Come and Get It Diner, has loved Charles “Chuck” Farrow from afar. Now on the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday with no marriage proposal in sight, Ida Mae mourns past mistakes and contemplates a makeover. When a radio commercial wrenches Ida Mae’s heart, will a sudden turn of events sabotage her chance for happiness or will a long-held secret be the answer to love ever-after?

As Ida Mae’s righthand man at the Come and Get It, Chuck yearns to shift gears and start over. He’s ready to shelve bachelorhood and blunders in favor of possibilities and new beginnings. When he prepares to move forward, two things challenge his objective. One is the father who walked away and never looked back. The other? A decades-old question that only Ida Mae can answer.

And Ida Mae isn’t talking.

Leave No ManCongratulations to Dr. Tony Brooks with Bob Welch for the August 10th hardback release of Leave No Man Behind: The Untold Story of the Rangers’ Unrelenting Search for Marcus Luttrell, the Navy SEAL Lone Survivor in Afghanistan from Diversion Books.
 
A story of courage, perseverance, and patriotism behind the 75th Ranger Regiment’s rescue mission following one of the deadliest Special Ops incidents in Afghanistan―a grueling search for twelve Navy SEAL casualties and eight downed Night Stalkers . . . but just one lone survivor

 

On June 28th, 2005, a four-man Navy SEAL reconnaissance team under Operation Red Wings was ambushed in northeastern Afghanistan―as depicted in the book and film Lone Survivor. A quick reaction force was dispatched. Turbine 33, carrying eight Navy SEALs and eight members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was struck by a rocket propelled grenade―careening the dual rotor Chinook toward the rugged peak of Sawtalo Sar.

The result was the single deadliest incident in Special Operations history at the time.

Commanders called on the largest element of US Special Forces, the 75th Ranger Regiment. The rescue mission: Operation Red Wings II.

Author Tony Brooks gives a first-hand account of the daring recovery of Turbine 33 and the subsequent search for the remaining compromised Navy SEAL recon team―one of whom was Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor. The Rangers were up against lack of intel, treacherous terrain, violent weather, and an enemy that was raised to fight.

Tony Brooks lived―and many of his fellow Rangers died―by the axiom, “Leave No Man Behind.” He is the first to tell the story other books and films have omitted, one of overcoming overwhelming odds to accomplish a mission: to bring every American soldier home.

Understand and Loving your Child with ADHDCongratulations to Stephen Arterburn with Michael Ross for the August 3rd release of Understanding and Loving your Child with ADHD from Salem Books.
 
When most parenting books were written decades ago, they did not address—nor could they address—all the issues parents would face today in the era of technology and excess. Parents do not need another article that contradicts the last one they read; rather, they need insights, techniques, and strategies to tackle the issues of twenty-first-century parenting. That’s what the Understanding and Loving Your Child series of books will do.

 

Understanding and Loving Your Child with ADHD will guide parents with methods they can use to help children who suffer from ADHD build character and competence rather than conflict, failure, shame, or disconnection.

 
 
Understand and Loving your Child Who Smokes PotCongratulations to Stephen Arterburn with Margot Starbuck for the August 3rd release of Understanding and Loving your Child Who Smokes Pot from Salem Books.
 
When most parenting books were written decades ago, they did not address—nor could they address—all of the issues parents would face today in the era of technology and excess. Parents do not need another article that contradicts the last one they read; rather, they need insights, techniques, and strategies to tackle the issues of twenty-first-century parenting. That’s what the Understanding and Loving Your Child series of books will do.

 

Understanding and Loving Your Child Who Smokes Pot will give parents methods they can use to connect with and support their children who use marijuana. These tools will equip parents to avoid conflict and shame while they continue to love and guide their child.

 
 
Feel better fastCongratulations to Dr. Daniel G. Amen for the paperback release of Feel Better Fast and Make It Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and Trauma from Tyndale Publishing .
 
If you want to feel happier, more optimistic, more joyful, and resilient, Dr. Amen’s groundbreaking new book is for you.
We’ve all felt anxious, sad, traumatized, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It’s perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel―not just immediately, but also in the long run. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol, risky sexual behavior, anger, or wasting time on mindless TV, video games, Internet surfing, or shopping. And even though these behaviors may give temporary relief from feeling bad, they usually only prolong and exacerbate the problems―or cause other, more serious ones.

 

Is it possible to feel better―and make it last?

Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you’ll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.

Making Work MatterCongratulations to Michaela O’Donnell, PhD for the Nov 9th release of Make Work Matter. Your guide to meaningful work in a changing world from BakerBooks .

In the past decades, work has changed dramatically. Yet we are still sent into the new world of work with old, outdated tools, expectations, and strategies. This leaves us ill-equipped in our pursuit of meaningful work that will impact our communities and change the world. The result? Unmet expectations and unfulfilled longings. Not to mention curiosity about how to do the work we sense God calling us to.

Make Work Matter provides a blueprint for a better future. Filled with stories and insights from faithful entrepreneurs and built on solid research, this book will help you

– discover what God is calling you to do in a changing world
– define where you are in this season of work
– embrace what the Bible says (and doesn’t say) about calling
– develop a mindset and habits suited for the new world of work
– reflect on and work out ways that sustain you on the journey

It’s time to close the gap between what you’re doing now and the meaningful work you desire to accomplish. This book will help you chart your own way forward.

 
 
52 lessons Its a Wonderufl lifeCongratulations to Bob Welch for the condensed 2021 hardback release of 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life from Nelson Books.
 
Do you pay a visit to Bedford Falls every Christmas? Does December feel incomplete without a reminder that “no man is a failure who has friends”? If George and Mary Bailey are annual guests at your home during the holidays, you already know that It’s A Wonderful Life is far more than just a festive seasonal film. It’s a reflection of what we can be when we’re at our best and a reminder that our lives can change everyone around us—for better or worse. Revisit the defining lessons in Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, and discover new dimensions of the film you’ve seen time and again. What can you learn from Mary’s quiet contentedness? Does George’s selflessness make you rethink your own priorities? And how about Clarence’s dogged commitment to his assignment? Join author Bob Welch for a close-up of the characters and themes that shape this beautiful story. You’ll be reminded that life’s most important work is often the work we never planned to do and that God can use the most unlikely among us to get the job done. From the lightheartedness of George and Mary’s floor-parting dance to the poignancy of a community that rallies to save a desperate man, 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life will inspire you to live for the deeper stuff that, as George Bailey finds, matters most.
 
52 lessons Christmas CarolCongratulations to Bob Welch for the condensed 2021 hardback release of 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carolfrom Nelson Books.

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol.

  • “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.”
  • “No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.”
  • “God bless us, every one.”

The lessons and stories from the beloved novel A Christmas Carol point to bedrock values we all share. Award-winning author Bob Welch takes readers deeper into the nuances of this classic by Charles Dickens. From the miserliness of Scrooge to the innocence of Tiny Tim, 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol will inspire readers to live for what really matters, not only at Christmas, but all year long.

 

Contracts

John Meador signed with The Good Book Co, for Coming Back from Any Setback to be released May 2023

Stephen Blandio signed with The Core Media Group, for Stop Chasing Easy

Bill Meyers signed with Fidelis Publishing, for Rendevuous with God II to be released July 2022

Marv Truhe signed with Chicago Review Press, for The USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot to be released Oct 2021

Sandy Silverthorne signed with Revell Publishing, for Kids Big Questions For God to be releasedd March 2023

Bryan Clark signed with Davd C Cook, for God Isn’t Like That to be released May 2022

Margot Starbuck signed with Thomas Nelson Publishing, for What If Love Is The Point to be released Oct 2022

Joshua Kemble signed with Penn State Univ Press, for Jacob’s Apartment to be released September 2022

Katy McCown signed with David C Cook, for Whole:The Missing Piece to Live Your Most Complete Life to be released July 2023

Sarah Sanderson signed with Waterbrook Publishing, for The Place They Made to be released September 2023.

Laura Krokos signed with Davd C Cook Publishing, for Unshaken to be released March 2023.

Ace Collins signed with The Core Media Group for The Last Imprint.

Kara Powell signed with Baker Publishing, for 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager to be released February 2023.

 

New Clients

John Dailey, David Richardson, and Sara O’Meara signed with WordServe recently. Welcome!

What We’re Celebrating

 

People Magazine 10-25-2021Congratulations to Laura Stack for the compelling article in People’s magaine discussing her son, Johnny’s suicide. Read the full article at:  https://people.com/health/mom-loses-son-age-to-suicide-and-warns-others-of-his-high-potency-marijuana-addiction/

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