Monday, November 22, 2010

Thank You from Sandi Rog and The Master's Wall

I thought you would like to read this from Sandi. I talked to her last night and she sounded so good. We had a wonderful visit. Sandi, I love you.

Before my debut novel released, I asked God to be my publicist. 

You see, I was already suffering from MS and would get tired 

very easily. I knew I wouldn't be able to do as much as other 

authors in marketing my book. I said to God I'd do all I could, 

but would He please do the rest. 

Well, on November 1st, the very day my book released, I was 

diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer (T-cell Lymphoma). It was so 

aggressive, they immediately admitted me into the hospital and 

started me on their heaviest dose of chemo treatments. I can't 

even begin to describe how I felt. Sheer joy of having my first 

book published, and sheer terror of a life-threatening disease. 

When my ACFW friends heard the news, they rallied around me 

with prayers, prayer chains, cards, CDs to listen to while in the 

hospital, flowers, and promotion of my book (including filling in 

for me for the book signings I will miss!). My husband was so 

touched, he told me I was surrounded by legions of angels. And 

you know what? He was right. :-)

God heard my prayer. He knew what was going to happen the day 

my book released. And He put it on the hearts of all of you to come 

to my aid. I have chills as I'm writing this. If you just Google my 

book, THE MASTER'S WALL, you will see what God has done 

through all of you. My book goes on for pages and pages on the Google 

search engine. PAGES! Not just the first page! It's even ranked at 

number 21 of highest ratings on Amazon for historical romance. My 

book was published through a small press, so what God has done is 

close to a miracle. I have tears in my eyes as I share this with all of 

you. And all I can say is thank you. Honestly, "thank you" isn't 

enough for the gratitude I feel, for the love I feel. The first months of 

a book's release are critical, and I not only had to cancel my book 

signings, but everything else I had planned for promotion. Had I been 

well, I never would have accomplished what God through YOU has 

accomplished for me. 

Thank you for allowing yourselves to be used by our heavenly Father, 

and for giving me great pleasure during this frightening time in my life. 

This has helped to give me confidence that I am truly in God's hands.

I thank God for all of you.

Lots and lots of hugs in Him, 

Sandi Rog

P.S. If you'd like to share this "thank you note" with others, please feel 

free to do so. I can't keep up to personally thank all those who have helped.

Sandi Rog


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