Sunday, November 14, 2010
Plea of Prayer & Support for Sandi Rog
Jennifer Hudson Taylor here. This is a repost from my personal blog, but I feel it is important enough to repost here as well, especially for those who may not have seen this yet.
Sandi Rog is a dear writing friend of mine whose debut novel, The Master's Wall, just released. Imagine how it must feel to work so hard for so many years, dreaming of your first published book, and on the VERY day your book is released, you receive the news that you have aggressive brain cancer--Type A Lymphoma. This is what happened to Sandi Rog on Monday, November 1, 2010.
We are rallying behind Sandi, uplifting her with prayers and support. Her publisher, DeWard Publishing Company, has established a campaign for her first novel, hoping to raise funds to help Sandi and her family with some of their medical bills and expenses that will most likely extend into the holiday season. She has 4 children and a very worried husband with so much now on his shoulders.
DeWard is a small press, but they are committing to donating an additional $1 for every purchased book above and beyond Sandi's contracted royalties. This Fund will be set up in such a way that people can also donate as they feel led beyond the purchase of books. As soon as I have more information on where and how to donate to this fund, I'll post an update.
As most people know, these days authors carry the burden of promoting and marketing their novels as they are released. Sandi cannot do this as she is in the hospital fighting for her life. Several of us in the writing community are hoping to help her promote her novel and assist her publisher with this campaign.
Please...pray for Sandi and her family, buy a copy of her book, consider a buying extra copies as Christmas gifts for your friends and family. If you have a website, blog, or an account on Facebook, Twitter or some other Social Network, consider sharing Sandi's story with your circle of influence
The Master's Wall
He fights for his freedom. She fights for her life. Together, they fight for each other.
After watching Roman soldiers drag his parents away to their death, David, a young Hebrew, is sold and enslaved to serve at a villa outside of Rome. As David trains to become a skilled fighter, he works hard to please his master and hopes to earn his freedom. However, an opportunity to escape tempts him with its whispering call. Freedom beckons, but invisible chains hold him captive to the master’s granddaughter, an innocent girl with a fiery spirit. David vows to protect Alethea from his master, the murderous patriarch, and contrives a daring plan—sacrifice his own life to save hers.
A note from me, Jennifer
I've already started reading The Master's Wall, and it grips you from the beginning. I haven't had the pleasure of finishing it, but from what I've read, Sandi Rog is a VERY talented author, and I can't wait to finish this book. I'll be writing a full review when I do complete it.
In the meantime, here are a few places where you can purchase The Master's Wall by Sandi Rog:
DeWard Publishing - Direct from Sandi's publisher.
Barnes & Noble
I am reading "The Master's Wall" now and a review will follow.