Monday, November 12, 2012

The Unexpected Christmas Hero VBT Starts Today!

Never expecting to be homeless, Josie Meyers and her children are shocked when circumstances force them to live on the streets. Rick, a down-and-out disabled vet, befriends them, reawakening memories of a faith Josie had in childhood. But can she reconcile her once-held beliefs with her current situation? Will she and her children even survive long enough to try to rekindle Josie’s faith?
Read an excerpt!
The late November sunshine was thin and tepid, but a welcome interruption to the gray skies and constant drizzle that usually hung over the small Washington town of Riverview for the better part of eight or nine months each year. Josie Meyers shivered as she stood in line behind her two children, waiting their turn for a free Thanksgiving meal.
            Tears bit her eyes at the memory of past Thanksgiving celebrations, particularly the most recent one the previous year. Though they had all been grieving the passing of Josie’s mother, they still managed to turn the day into a festive occasion, as the four of them gathered around the table to give thanks for the spread that awaited them.
            Sam, she thought. You stood there that day, offering a brief prayer of thanksgiving to a God I’m not sure you even believed in, and never let on for a moment that you hadn’t a clue where our next meal would come from or how we’d make the mortgage payment that month. How in the world were you able to carry it off for so long? If you hadn’t gotten sick, would you finally have found a way out of the mess we were in—or would you be standing here with the three of us now, begging for a hot meal and wondering where we’d sleep tonight?

Read about Kathi's wish to reunite the homeless man on the cover with his family at

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband. You can find out more about Kathi or contact her via her website:

Unexpected Christmas Hero Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, November 12th
Book review at My Devotional Thoughts
Tuesday, November 13th
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
Wednesday, November 14th
Guest post and giveaway at 4 the Love of Books
Thursday, November 15th
Book review at By the Book
Friday, November 16th
Guest post at Literal Exposure
Book review at Reviews from the Heart
Monday, November 19th
Book review at The Mary Reader
Tuesday, November 20th
Book review at Freda’s Voice
Book review and giveaway at Ramblings of a SAHM
Wednesday, November 21st
Book review at The Book Connection
Book review at The Self-Taught Cook
Thursday, November 22nd
Friday, November 23rd
Book spotlight and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily


Maureen Timerman said...

Such a great book...thanks for letting me review it!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's such a wonderful book.