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COLORADO SPRINGSFiction author Kathy Herman has reached a publishing milestone with her latest book, Relentless Pursuit, making simultaneous appearances on three national bestseller lists. Relentless Pursuit, final installment in her successful Secrets of Roux River Bayou series, was #19 on the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) list for June, #13 on the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) list for July, and #8 on the Lifeway bestsellers list for May. Herman has published 19 books in her career and has been writing fiction since 2001. With the two previous books in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou series, False Pretenses and Dangerous Mercy, also being bestsellers, Herman’s publisher, David C Cook, is especially excited to see Relentless Pursuit both receive such stellar reviews and also become a best-selling title.

Herman said, “I am immensely pleased and grateful for the overwhelming reader response to my Secrets of Roux River Bayou series, which has now been on multiple national bestsellers lists! I must say the steady stream of emails from readers expressing support and appreciation has been both humbling and heartwarming—and reinforces my belief in the power of story.”

Don Pape, David C Cook’s Vice President of Trade Publishing, said, “Three cheers for Kathy Herman. Each of the titles in the Bayou trilogy has been recognized as bestsellers. I’m also thrilled for her readers to know that they can continue to enjoy her suspenseful storytelling with a new series from Cook coming next spring.”

Following the success of Relentless Pursuit and Secrets of Roux River Bayou series, Herman is currently working on her next David C Cook series, Ozark Mountain Trilogy. The first book in the new series, Not By Sight, releases in March 2012.

Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written nineteen novels—including the Sophie Trace series, the Seaport Suspense series, and the Phantom Hollow series—since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business. She and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and live in Tyler, Texas. Learn more at and find her on Facebook at


David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., with offices in Illinois, Canada, and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, David C Cook today publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music and Kingsway Music labels, which produce over one-third of the top-100 praise and worship songs sung around the world.