Saturday, November 13, 2010

Plea of Prayer & Support for Sandi Rog

Jenn 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.

Amazon - Print Edition

Amazon - Kindle Edition

Barnes & Noble - Print Edition

Books-A-Million

18 comments:

  1. I have purchased The Master's Wall for my Kindle and have it next in line on my reading list. I will be praying for healing for Sandi.

    An Arkies Musings

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  2. Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for sharing, Jenn!

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  3. I just purchased the book for Kindle. Thanks for taking your time to help this family. I will continue to pray for her and her loved ones.

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  4. Christy, You're welcome.

    Ciara, Thank you so much!

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  5. Thanks so much for letting us know, Jenn. Tina Radcliffe just saw this post and is going to put a link on the Seekerville blog tomorrow.

    I"m heading to go order the book now and will link to this post on my blog. And will tweet.

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  6. Thanks, Missy. I'm glad Seekerville will be hosting Sandi on Monday. And thank you for ordering her book!

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  7. Jenn, she'll actually post a link to your post on Sunday. (not hosting on Monday).

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  8. Praying for Sandi. And her book sounds wonderful.

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  9. I will be praying. This is very sad. The book sounds very good.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this news. I will definitely be praying and will order some of these books.

    I'll try and figure out how to link this to my Facebook page. yikes. I'm such a techno dunce.

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  11. Hi Jennifer:

    I just bought “The Master’s Wall” for my Kindle and the opening is as compelling as any book I’ve read.

    I’d like permission to place this post on my website if that is OK. In the meantime, I will post the book cover and a link to this page.

    We have a dear friend who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and it looks like he has survived his operation and is now back at work. Where there is prayer, there is hope.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    Vince

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  12. Thanks for sharing this, Jenn. The networking is succeeding--I followed the link from Seekerville's blog, and will be praying for Sandy! Book sounds great. Keep us updated, please.
    Blessings,
    Mary Kay

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  13. Mindy and Lindi, Thanks for the prayers. Sandi really appreciates them.

    Sandra, Thank you for ordering the books and for praying for Sandi.

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  14. Vince, please copy and post it to your website and thank you for the inspiring story of your friend's survival. We need to hear uplifting testimonies of hope when we are going through similar trials.

    Mary Kay, Thanks for stopping by from Seekerville and for the prayers.

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  15. Praying! Thank you for letting us know.

    Hugs to Sandy and her family. Prayers too.

    I'm certainly going to purchase at least one copy of her book.

    Hugs!
    Cheryl

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  16. Praying for you! I will pass the word on as well.

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  17. Yay! I'm excited that we're getting the word out for Sandi. I'll post it over on my blog too. I emailed with Sandi because we were going to try and do a facebook tour. Sadly, she's not up to it. So I'll post the info on my wall and hope I reach a few more people for her.
    Angie

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