Prayer Tribe: It's gone!

My novel, “No Mercy,” is gone to the printer. I just pushed “Send” a moment ago. Versa Press will begin assembling the .PDF files from Leslie and Stephen into a bound proof for my review. Inventory will not be far behind.

Thank you for praying for Leslie. I can’t wait for you to see her work. And the same goes for Stephen. The covers are complete and will be finalized as soon as the printer determines the exact measurement of the spine.

Thank you for praying for me as I wrote the back-cover summary. Here is a preview of the text that will appear on the back of the book:

No Mercy is a sweeping adventure of life, love, trust, and desire—an odyssey asserting that real life is more than meets the eye.

Hank Henderson thought he was going on vacation to Montana, but his brother had something else in mind. Hank’s life soon dangles on the precipice of disaster.

Disoriented. Injured. His resources depleted, Hank is caught between powerful forces. One is dark, aggressive, and powerful. The other, of questionable integrity, appears Hank’s only option for freedom.

From his placid fishing of Malden Creek into a dungeon of double-dealing, Hank crosses swollen rivers, scales blizzard strewn heights, and discovers more than he bargained for in an unlikely ally.

His hope dependent upon a hesitant trust, Hank gambles to emerge from No Mercy a transformed person.

I added a final edit just prior to the title page. On a single page, all by itself, I inserted the quote, “Look into thy heart and write.” Those words, penned by Sir Philip Sidney over four hundred years ago, have inspired me throughout the process of creating “No Mercy.” I believe Father led me to that quote some years ago. Subsequently, He has consistently encouraged me to write from my heart.

As I mentioned in the last post to you, please pray for the Versa Press staff. Now that we have a final page count, Lindsay’s work on the e-book begins in earnest. In addition, please pray for me as I continue building my ability to market and then fulfill orders. Most of all, please pray for the soon-to-be readers of “No Mercy.”

I heard from a lady this week who got hold of an early, review copy of the book. She said her life was being transformed as she read. That’s what we are praying for.