Little Rock author resumes drama, romance in captivating new novels of series

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Author Debbi Vanderslice announces the nationwide release of new sequels to her novel series: “Gentle Storms: The Lazarus Chronicles Book 2,” which will be available in paperback mid-October, and “That Old Dam: The Lazarus Chronicles Book 3,” which will be available in hardback this week and in paperback mid-October.

“Gentle Storms” looks at the budding romance between university workmates Ethan and Erin. While Erin gets guidance from her knowledgeable pastor, Erin finds herself in love with the fiery college professor, Ethan. Can they overcome the age difference and school policy, not to mention Erin’s health problems that surround her life like an albatross around her neck?

In the nine-chapter book, “That Old Dam,” readers will look at the lives of newlyweds Erin and Ethan, who find the culmination of cat and mouse between them and scorned boyfriend, Wally. Will Wally find them? Will Erin recover from open heart surgery and do battle with Wally, or will her husband, Ethan, fend off Wally for good?

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Vanderslice graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she played tennis on a full scholarship. With her strong writing skills and love for God, she has gone on to work freelance for several reputable companies. As an author, Vanderslice has published other books entitled “Behind the Curtain,” “Dressing Up Death,” “The Long Rain,” “The Dance of Addiction” and in-depth women’s Bible studies. As a survivor of abuse herself, she seeks to minister to hurting women who have gone through many trials and tribulations.

Aside from teaching and writing full-time, Vanderslice is currently training for her second marathon. She was a nationally ranked tennis player who won several state championships in 1989. She has coached numerous state champions and has coached on the high school and college level. Vanderslice enjoys running, reading and spending time with her family. She resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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