From The Dead Named National Award Finalist

CHELSEA, Mich. [May 11, 2010] — Judges named From The Dead, a novel by John Herrick, a finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Next Generation Indie Book Awards, an annual contest headquartered in Chelsea, Michigan, is open to independent publishers worldwide. To be eligible for an award, a book must have been released or scheduled for release in 2009 or 2010. Finalists were notified in mid May 2010.

From The Dead, published by Segue Blue, competed in the First Novel category. It is scheduled for publication on August 31, 2010.

From The Dead Captures Spiritual Honesty

ST. LOUIS [March 2, 2010] — Segue Blue will release From The Dead, the latest novel by John Herrick, on August 31.

In From The Dead, Herrick traces the spiritual journey of Jesse Barlow, a wayward preacher’s son. As the scenes unfold, Jesse wades through a past filled with secrets, hypocrisy and broken dreams. Tackling social issues such as suicide and single parenthood, Herrick captures Jesse’s struggle with cutting honesty and a straightforward, contemporary tone.

When asked what he believes makes From The Dead unique, Herrick says, “The characters address pointed questions about the church—questions people are afraid to ask or for which they don’t know where to find answers.”

John Herrick received his B.A. in mass communication from the University of Missouri and began his career in the information technology field. Eight years later, he shifted his focus to direct marketing. Armed with a vision to impact and uplift his generation, he has written for radio and provided ghostwriting, songs, and voice-over work to local and national nonprofit organizations. Herrick lives in St. Louis. Author website and pressroom located at

From The Dead is available for $14.95. Order information is available from Segue Blue at its website,

Segue Blue is an independent publisher located in St. Louis. Formed in 2009, it spotlights voices of passion and strives to take publishing one step further – to cause the reader to say, “My life is better off because I read this book.”

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