Detours & Dreams ~ Kathy Harris

What do you do when God places a fork in the road? You pray. Hard. And then you make a choice.

That’s what I did many years ago after graduating from college. I had two dreams. One of writing. The other of working in the music industry. I chose the latter because the path that led to music was clear. I had a job offer, a place to live, and a plan.

Through the years I’ve looked forward to the time and circumstances that would lead me back to writing. Not long ago, I saw a clearing ahead where two roads appeared to merge—the road I was on and the other I had also dreamed of taking.

I’m one step closer to that dream today after signing a contract with Abingdon Press. My debut novel, with a working title of The Road to Mercy, is set to release Fall 2012.

There are too many people to thank for this opportunity* to even begin to list them here, but I hope you all know how much I appreciate you. From family, to friends who are like family, to my writing family. The list of acknowledgements could end up being longer than the book itself (just kidding, Ramona). Thanks to all of you!

~ Kathy Harris

*For more on this topic, see my ACFW blog post, Start Making Your List, at


2017-10-03T18:59:22-05:00 October 7th, 2011|Literary, Music|10 Comments


  1. Shawn October 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Congratulations, Kathy! God knows the best timing. 🙂

  2. admin October 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks so much, Shawn! It’s nice to hear from you!

  3. Rusty Whitener October 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    So awesome, Kathy! Your novel is being published in God’s perfect timing! Can’t wait to read it! — Rusty

  4. admin October 7, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks, Rusty!

  5. Linda October 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I’m so proud of you, Sis! I can’t wait to hold the book in my hands! And if you listen very carefully, I know you can hear “We’re so stinkin’ proud of you!” drifting down from heaven! Love and hugs, Linda

  6. admin October 8, 2011 at 1:53 am

    That last thought makes me smile 🙂

  7. Elaine Poggi October 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Wow! That is great news! Be sure to let us know where we can buy it and when!! So happy for you!! Hugs, Elaine

  8. admin October 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks, Elaine! I’ll be a while, but I have a feeling time will fly. Where did this year go?

  9. Laura Droege October 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    WONDERFUL!!! I’m happy and excited for you!!

    • admin October 25, 2011 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks, Laura! Great to hear from you!

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