Inspiring Voices Author Susan Call Lands Publishing Deal with Guideposts

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Winner of the first-ever Inspiring Voices publishing contest receives traditional publishing contract for her touching memoir, “A Search for Purple Cows”

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Her manuscript quickly became the talk of Guideposts, touching everyone who read it.

Inspiring Voices, a self-publishing service from Guideposts today announced author Susan Call’s captivating debut nonfiction work, “A Search for Purple Cows,” has been acquired by Guideposts for publication. An expanded version of the book will be available this fall.

Susan Call first caught the attention of Guideposts’ editors when she submitted “A Search for Purple Cows” for the first-ever Inspiring Voices book publishing contest. Her manuscript quickly became the talk of Guideposts, touching everyone who read it. “We were absolutely blown away by Susan Call’s courageous story—it was so personal and powerful, and an incredible inspiration for women everywhere,” said David Morris, editorial director of Guideposts Books. “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to help bring Call’s heartfelt memoir to the world.”

In “A Search for Purple Cows,” Susan Call reveals to the world how painful a relationship can be when love deteriorates into viciousness and betrayal. Her memoir chronicles how she first met Joe, a handsome, stylish, and generous man whom she worked with. Eventually they fell in love, married, and had two children. Their life seemed idyllic; they had a beautiful home and everything a family could want or need. But inside those walls, Call was tortured by alcoholism, domestic abuse, and infidelity that cast her family into a world fraught with fear and despair. Through faith and hope, Call eventually finds the strength to move on to start anew.

“‘A Search for Purple Cows” began from my desire to share the incredible hope and inspiration I found through the challenging experiences of my life’s journey. Although many people can relate directly with portions of my story, my hope is that it will inspire others, regardless of their own life situations," said Call. “Guideposts has given me a wonderful opportunity, and I feel blessed to be able to share my story.”    

To watch a recent interview with Susan Call and learn more about her story, please visit: For more information about self-publishing opportunities with Inspiring Voices, visit:

About Inspiring Voices:
Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts, is dedicated to helping authors share their words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. As a strategic publishing partnership with indie book publishing leader, Author Solutions, Inc., Inspiring Voices allows authors to publish inspirational and spiritual books without respect to their specific doctrine, denomination or political point-of-view. Authors published through Inspiring Voices benefit from access to exclusive Guideposts marketing services, with select titles appearing in a special collection at For more information on publishing with Inspiring Voices, log on to or call 866-697-5313. Follow us @IVPublishing on Twitter, or “Like” us on Facebook for the latest news.

About Guideposts
Guideposts, a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift. Its magazines, books, websites, prayer network, and outreach programs help people connect their faith to their daily lives. The flagship title, Guideposts, has a paid circulation of 2 million. The Guideposts family also includes Candy Cane Press, Ideals, Williamson, and Summerside Press imprints.

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