As a writer, I’m not usually at a loss for words. But this has been a banner week for me, and I find myself almost speechless.

A few days ago, Abingdon Press unveiled the final cover for The Road to Mercy, and I have to tell you I think it’s pretty awesome! The team at Abingdon did an amazing job of portraying the story.

Josh Harrison, a contemporary Christian singer, and his wife Bethany face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth’s carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death even as she’s pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Ben Abrams urges her to terminate the pregnancy to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and decide to carry the baby to full term.

During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, and Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.

Thank you to everyone at Abingdon for your tireless efforts during the past eight months!

Since January, another team of professionals, my friends and family at Big Mean Kitty, have worked to produce my new author website, which went live today at I hope you will check it out! And while you’re there, please sign up for my e-newsletter for a chance to win a copy of The Road to Mercy before it releases in September. My author site is my personal home on the web, and Divine Detour will continue to regularly showcase the talents of other Christian authors and musicians.

I hope you’ll visit again soon.

Kathy Harris