This week Kathy Herman, Rose McCauley, Eddie Snipes and Rebecca Jacoby

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Congratulations to Diana for winning Marta Perry’s Katie’s Way, to Jenny for winning Susan Meissner’s A Sound Among the Trees, and to Cindy for winning Pamela S. Meyers’ Thyme for Love.

This week I’m hosting Kathy Herman with Dangerous Mercy, Rose McCauley with Christmas Belles of Georgia, Eddie Snipes with I Called Him Dancer, and Rebecca Jacoby with Beating Cancer. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (December 11th) evening.

Bio Kathy Herman:

Kathy Herman is no stranger to the Christian book industry.  Before becoming a novelist, she worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association in Colorado Springs. She also worked for eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas as a children’s products specialist, and drew on that expertise to conduct related seminars in the U.S. and Canada.

Kathy quickly rose to the rank of bestselling author when her first novel, Tested by Fire became a CBA bestseller. Since then, six more of her novels have reached bestseller status, including False Pretenses and Dangerous Mercy, from her current series.

Kathy and her husband Paul live in East Texas and have three grown children, five almost-perfect grandchildren, and an adorable cat named Samantha. Her hobbies include world travel, photography, bird watching—and an ongoing fascination with hummingbirds.

Blurb for Dangerous Mercy by Kathy Herman:

When eighty-six-year-old Adele Woodmore moves to Les Barbes to be near the Broussards, she wants nothing more than a comfortable, quiet life. Employing men from Father Vince’s halfway house to do odd jobs and landscaping, she delights in the fledgling friendships she’s developed and the idea that she is helping these men get back on their feet.

Then a series of murders in Les Barbes casts a pall over the town, and one of Adele’s handymen becomes a person of interest to the police. Because Adele has grown fond of these men—and trusts them—she continues to reach out, despite the counsel of friends concerned for her safety. Is there wisdom in her choice—or will she end up being the next murder statistic?


Bio for Rose Allen McCauley:

Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. She is happy for this to be her first fiction anthology because Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 43 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to three lovely, lively kids with one more on the way! You can reach her through her website or blogsite at




Blurb for Christmas Belles of Georgia by Rose McCauley:

Surprised by Life—and Love—at Christmas

Four letters are mailed from Monticello, a small antebellum town in Georgia. Sisters once, now heirs to a historic plantation, each young woman must come to terms with the circumstances of her birth. . . .

When she learns in a letter she’s adopted, Holly feels betrayed by her parents—and she books a flight out of Missouri immediately. Will she ever be able to love again?

Raised in a wealthy, loveless home, Carol rushes to Monticello from college in Atlanta when she receives her letter. She’s searching for family, but finds instead a boy she once mistreated. Will he remember her? . . .forgive her?

In one year, Starr has lost her parents, boyfriend, and job, so she’s sure her letter is more bad news. When the attorney flies to California to offer proof, Starr takes a second look—at the message and the man.

Noelle always knew she was adopted—and she’s always loved the foreman on her father’s Texas ranch too. But he’s so distant. . .perhaps a trip to Georgia is the break in life she needs.

Will the sisters receive a traditional Christmas gift. . .of love?

Bio for Eddie Snipes:

Eddie Snipes is president of the Christian Authors Guild ( and founder of Exchanged Life Discipleship (, a teaching and discipleship ministry. He has served as a pastor and interim pastor. Eddie also contributes to several online resources including He’s a member of ACFW and the Atlanta Writers Club.

Over the last two years, Eddie has won five writing contests and in April, his first novel, I Called Him Dancer was released. I Called Him Dancer is a story about how one woman’s enduring faith and unconditional love drives her to reach out to a homeless man who has given up on life. He has several other books in the process of being published. 

Blurb for I Called Him Dancer by Eddie Snipes:

I Called Him Dancer is about a boy growing up in a broken home. His fragile world is shattered when his mother leaves him with a relative and walks out of his life. After seeing a man dancing with grace and acrobatics, he decides to imitate the man and discovers a natural talent for dance. His life’s passion becomes dance and eventually the young man achieves his dream of Broadway. A drug addiction and his inner demons destroy his life and he eventually becomes homeless. His previous dance partner refuses to let go and reaches out to him, but he rejects her. Bitter at God and the world, the dancer embraces a solitary life on the streets. Though he lashes out at God, the Lord has other plans for the fallen dancer.

Bio for Rebecca Jacoby:

Rebecca Jacoby has written and designed nonfiction publications for more than 25 years. She has also made a quilt for a 24-year-old breast-cancer victim. She tutors reading, has led marriage preparation teams, taught parenting classes, and held graphic design workshops. Her first short story will appear in Other Sheep in January 2012. She is completing her first fiction work. You can order a digital or print copy or read an excerpt of Beating Cancer

Blurb for Beating Cancer Edited by Rebecca Jacoby:

If you know or love someone who has cancer, give these inspiring stories of hope and heartfelt triumph from those who have Beat Cancer, real cancer survivors.