Monday, November 15, 2010

Interview with Sandi Rog and Book Giveaway.

Please welcome Sandi Rog.
The day Sandi's book was released she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Instead of giving away her book this week, I'm asking you to purchase her book for yourself or to give it as a gift this Christmas. Her publisher has set up a fundraiser and for every book sold they will donate $1 to a fund to help offset the expenses of her treatment.
I'm giving away Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul and hoping you'll go out and buy Sandi's. Leave a note of encouragement for Sandi and you'll be entered to win.

Sandi is one of the sweetest people you could meet. Always willing to help. She is a wife and mother of four. Please keep her in your prayers.

I've borrowed an interview with Sandi from my good friend and crit partner, Kathy Maher. Thanks Kathy!

What do you wish for this book to accomplish, in terms of your readers, your career, and your genre?

I want it to encourage people to read their Bibles. To question what I’ve written and hold it next to the scriptures. I want them to move closer to God and realize just how passionate He is about them, just how passionately He loves each and every one of us.
As for my career, I think every writer dreams of becoming the next bestseller. Yes. I dream big. Even when being published through a small press. Why not? Since God can part the Red Sea, He can do amazing things with what I write for Him. And why can’t my book be born in a stable? LOL Okay, all that said, it’s all up to God. He knows what I want. The question is, what does He want?
As for my genre, I don’t really have a wish for that. What I mean is, I just want my story to inspire others to write the best stories they can, no matter what the genre.

God tends to speak to me through my own writing. Has this happened to you, and if so, what have you learned from this book?

I’ve learned to pray over everything, every line, every paragraph and every page. And this is no exaggeration . I want my work to be pleasing to God, so I ask Him constantly if there’s something in my work that He doesn’t approve of, to show me so I can fix it. I also ask Him to show me how to fix things, and He does! I’m not saying He speaks to me in this low, heavenly whisper. He usually sends a friend or a critique partner, or a sermon or a song, or a scripture, or whatever, my way to show me the answer. I just have to keep my eyes and ears open because I never know where it’s going to come from. That’s when I also pray and ask Him to help me not to miss it! I tend to get a little distracted and lost in daydreams—which are really my stories, but yah.

Do you have other books in the works?

Yes! Right now, I’m nearing the end of Book Two titled, Yahshua’s Bridge. If you’re wondering what in the world “Yahshua” means, it’s Christ’s name. I just love the thought of having His original Hebrew name on the cover of my book. Lord willing, after that will come “Father’s Rock.”
Thank you so much for having me, Kathy. You’re a fabulous writer, and I’m honored to be here.

Sandi, We are praying for strength both physically and mentally and praying that God will reach down and touch you with His healing hand. We serve a God who is in the business of miracles!

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.

Winner of Karen Witemeyer's, Head in the Clouds is Joy. Congratulations!

Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, November 29.


  1. Waving at Sandi! Hi Sweetie, I'm praying for you and your family. I already have Sandi's book and it's fabulous! Don't hesitate to run out and buy it for yourself or a friend.

  2. Amen MaryLu, I'm going to be giving it away for Christmas gifts this year. It's a great gift and solves my problem on what to get them. =)

  3. Oops. Hope they don't read this. I'm sure they'll know who they are. LOL

  4. Praying and storming the gates of heaven, Sandi. Sending love and germ-free hugs your way. :D

  5. A hug and a kiss going out to Sandi. I posted reviews of The Master's Wall today at Amazon and other places. The review was easy to write as the the book is so good. I love the cover which was design by Sandi's brother-in-law, Reuben Rog. Hey, Reuben! He's a talented graphic artist as well as a minister. I encouraged my Bible study group to purchase the book and after reading it several are ordering more for gifts. Sandi deserves the attention and acclaims as she has worked very hard to achieve this success. Thanks, Debbie, for hosting her on your blog.

  6. It was my privilege to endorse Sandi's book, so I had the pleasure of reading it earlier this year and can confirm what everyone else has said -- it's a well-written, memorable story that will touch readers' hearts, just as Sandi's personal struggle has touched so many.

  7. Hi Sandi, my prayers are with you and your family. I will be praying for strength and a cure. Stay strong and know that God will be with you every step of the way.

    (((hugs & prayers)))

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net