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November 2018
A NOTE FROM JOHN SNYDER:
November ... The month of the year when we are all reminded to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives. Millions will gather for our traditional Thanksgiving meal, which brings our scattered families together to share stories and love, if for only a brief period of time. I hope this Thanksgiving brings your family and friends together in a meaningful way as we give thanks for the blessing we have received in 2018.

Sincerely,
I originally self-published this book back in 1999. In the Holiday season of 2000, I sold nearly 25,000 copies making it a best selling book in several markets. Also that year, Family Circle Magazine featured The Golden Ring in a nine page condensed version in their holiday edition. Because of the books success, Warner Books offered me a book deal and they published their edition in 2001. A German language edition was also published in Germany that year. Sign copies of The Golden Ring are available on my webpage for just $10 (hardcover). To purchase one or to learn more click here.
Contact:
John Snyder
357 Cornwallis Drive
Mocksville, NC 27028
336.769.8855
Email: JohnSnyder@JohnSnyder.net
NEWS ABOUT JACOB'S BELL
Jacob's Bell: A Christmas Story was released in bookstores nationwide and online on
October 2, 2018. It is available as a hardcover book, an ebook and an audio book.
To learn more about Jacob's Bell and to read the first two chapters click here.
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NEWS BRIEFS:
+ I attended a book signing and made a presentation at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show at the Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tampa, FL September 14th & 15th. Landed back in Charlotte the night the hurricane hit. What a ride that was!
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A heart-warming Christmas story about a man, estranged from his family and down on his luck, and how an unlikely friendship with a little girl he meets while ringing the bell for the Salvation Army leads him back to his family just in time for the holidays.
+ According to my publisher, the Jacob's Bell book giveaway on Goodreads.com was one of their top performing giveaways for the month of September.
+ On October 2nd my book was launched nationally by my publisher, Hachette Book Group/FaithWords.
+ I have a number of magazine articles that will be coming out in November and December in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and nationally in the American Family Association Journal.
+ I was interviewed by WCBC Radio in Cumberland, MD on November 13th and clips of the interview will be airing during the holidays.
+ On November 14th I will be taping a 30-minute interview for the "Moments with Marianne Show," a nationally syndicated radio show on iHeart Radio. The show will air December 23rd at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
+ On November 21st I will be interviewed on the WXII-TV 12 (NBC) Morning Show in Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC in the 8AM - 9AM segment. Other media appearances are pending and I will update you on my website and on my Facebook page.
+ MOVIE UPDATE ON THE GOLDEN RING: I received a call from the producer I have been working with for my screenplay, The Golden Ring: A Christmas Story (based on my book). He got a call from a prestegious studio requesting a project like mine and he is submitting my screenplay and materials for consideration. Nothing real yet - just keeping my fingers crossed and ask you to do the same for me.
+ Below is an article that was published in my local newspaper about Jacob's Bell.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE:
+ My Grandson Wyatt and his football team won the Davie County, NC Championships for 3rd & 4th Graders. Go Trojans!!!
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MANY GOOD REVIEWS ...

“I was so moved by John Snyder’s latest book, Jacob’s Bell. It reminded me of God’s blessings in our lives and how there is nothing more important than generosity, family, faith and forgiveness. With these things, the impossible becomes possible. John has reminded us why Christmas is so special, and I am truly blessed to have read this remarkable story. Amen.”
- Dan Angel, Film Producer & President of Fezziwig Movie Studios - Los Angeles, CA

“Jacob’s Bell takes readers on a journey of success & failure, love & hate, bitterness & repentance.  This tale promises to become a Christmas classic that transports each of us to many familiar and unfamiliar places all the while calling us to a place of forgiveness and restoration.  Jacob’s Bell is a gift that reminds us of the TRUE meaning of Christmas and the forgiveness that comes when we trust in God’s indescribable gift…his Son Jesus.  Jacob’s Bell will hold a special place in our family library and Christmas tradition!”
- Jeff Sheets, Former President, Echolight Movie Studios - Nashville, TN

"What a wonderful Christmas story!! This book is absolutely amazing. I have never had a book touch me like this one did, if we could only see things through the eyes of a child. A wonderful story about overcoming your past and seeking forgiveness from those who you hurt with God's help. I recommend you have a tissue handy when reading this book. This book deserves a lot more than 5 stars. I honestly think Jacob's Bell will be a new Christmas classic."
- Ann Ferri, Online Review (5-Stars)

"Such a wonderful book! This story caught me from the beginning. A story of love and forgiveness, a life changing read. I cried while reading this story, so much hurt and wasted time. I love that it is a Christmas book because that is the day of true miracles, the birth of Christ. This story portrayed that in every page, I see homeless people through new eyes, they have stories of hurt and loss. We need to love and help them as the characters did in this book. You will definitely want to read this book, so much depth and emotion in every page. Perfect for the reflection of the true meaning of Christmas!"
- Shonda, Online Review (5-Stars)

"I wish I could give this book 10 stars! Not until I was done with this book did I realize the author of this book is also the author of The Golden Ring, another absolutely amazing book! This book brought me to tears and has an incredibly important lesson in it we should all take away from it. When Jacob is a young man he is full of life and goes into business half and half with his friend. The business is wildly successful and Jacob is living the high life. He marries and starts a family with his beautiful young wife. His success is stressful to him, always being on is not easy to accomplish. The majority of the book takes place with the repercussions of his not being able to handle the stress of his success and what happens next. His wife threatens to leave him if he can't get his act together and in a desperate attempt to do so he is successful for a short amount of time before he backslides again. Achingly heartbreaking life lesson, don't delay in telling those you love that you do and forgive before there is no longer a chance to do so. Excellent book which I can't recommend highly enough. This should be read every Christmas time just as a reminder!"
- Deanne Patterson, Online Review (5-Stars)

"Jacobís Bell by John Snyder is a splendid achievement and 'rings' with many truths. Snyder cares about his characters and makes us come to care as well. He gives us Jacob McCallum, a man who had it all until his addiction to alcohol took everything away and he lost his fortune, his family and his way in life. Snyder writes with simplicity and depth about the harshness and vagaries that life can bring but also about its beauty. He shows a reverence for the past and memories that may be from years ago but which are given as fresh and as near as this minute. His prose resounds with a love of people and the world and is grounded in the particulars of our America - its cities and byways, its taverns and highways. Jacobís Bell is a book that has, in my judgment, exceptional merit. It registers the redemptive power of forgiveness and love and I highly recommend it."
- Brian Avery, Film Producer, Yari Film Group - Los Angeles, CA
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Copyright 2001 - Present by John Snyder
Jacob's Bell: A Christmas Story was released in bookstores nationwide and online on
October 2, 2018. It is available as a hardcover book, an ebook and an audio book.
To learn more about Jacob's Bell and to read the first two chapters click here.
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A NOTE FROM JOHN SNYDER:
November ... The month of the year when we are all reminded to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives. Millions will gather for our traditional Thanksgiving meal, which brings our scattered families together to share stories and love, if for only a brief period of time. I hope this Thanksgiving brings your family and friends together in a meaningful way as we give thanks for the blessing we have received in 2018.

Sincerely,
Jacob's Bell: A Christmas Story was released in bookstores nationwide and online on October 2, 2018. It is available as a hardcover book, an ebook and an audio book. To learn more about Jacob's Bell and to read the first two chapters click here.
NEWS BRIEFS:
+ I attended a book signing and made a presentation at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show at the Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tampa, FL September 14th & 15th. Landed back in Charlotte the night the hurricane hit. What a ride that was!
+ According to my publisher, the Jacob's Bell book giveaway on Goodreads.com was one of their top performing giveaways for the month of September.
+ On October 2nd my book was launched nationally by my publisher, Hachette Book Group/FaithWords.
+ I have a number of magazine articles that will be coming out in November and December in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and nationally in the American Family Association Journal.
+ I was interviewed by WCBC Radio in Cumberland, MD on November 13th and clips of the interview will be airing during the holidays.
+ On November 14th I will be taping a 30-minute interview for the "Moments with Marianne Show," a nationally syndicated radio show on iHeart Radio. The show will air December 23rd at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
+ On November 21st I will be interviewed on the WXII-TV 12 (NBC) Morning Show in Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC in the 8AM - 9AM segment. Other media appearances are pending and I will update you on my website and on my Facebook page.
+ MOVIE UPDATE ON THE GOLDEN RING: I received a call from the producer I have been working with for my screenplay, The Golden Ring: A Christmas Story (based on my book). He got a call from a prestegious studio requesting a project like mine and he is submitting my screenplay and materials for consideration. Nothing real yet - just keeping my fingers crossed and ask you to do the same for me.
+ Below is an article that was published in my local newspaper about Jacob's Bell.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MANY GOOD REVIEWS ...

“I was so moved by John Snyder’s latest book, Jacob’s Bell. It reminded me of God’s blessings in our lives and how there is nothing more important than generosity, family, faith and forgiveness. With these things, the impossible becomes possible. John has reminded us why Christmas is so special, and I am truly blessed to have read this remarkable story. Amen.”
- Dan Angel, Film Producer & President of Fezziwig Movie Studios - Los Angeles, CA

“Jacob’s Bell takes readers on a journey of success & failure, love & hate, bitterness & repentance.  This tale promises to become a Christmas classic that transports each of us to many familiar and unfamiliar places all the while calling us to a place of forgiveness and restoration.  Jacob’s Bell is a gift that reminds us of the TRUE meaning of Christmas and the forgiveness that comes when we trust in God’s indescribable gift…his Son Jesus.  Jacob’s Bell will hold a special place in our family library and Christmas tradition!”
- Jeff Sheets, Former President, Echolight Movie Studios - Nashville, TN

"What a wonderful Christmas story!! This book is absolutely amazing. I have never had a book touch me like this one did, if we could only see things through the eyes of a child. A wonderful story about overcoming your past and seeking forgiveness from those who you hurt with God's help. I recommend you have a tissue handy when reading this book. This book deserves a lot more than 5 stars. I honestly think Jacob's Bell will be a new Christmas classic."
- Ann Ferri, Online Review (5-Stars)

"Such a wonderful book! This story caught me from the beginning. A story of love and forgiveness, a life changing read. I cried while reading this story, so much hurt and wasted time. I love that it is a Christmas book because that is the day of true miracles, the birth of Christ. This story portrayed that in every page, I see homeless people through new eyes, they have stories of hurt and loss. We need to love and help them as the characters did in this book. You will definitely want to read this book, so much depth and emotion in every page. Perfect for the reflection of the true meaning of Christmas!"
- Shonda, Online Review (5-Stars)

"I wish I could give this book 10 stars! Not until I was done with this book did I realize the author of this book is also the author of The Golden Ring, another absolutely amazing book! This book brought me to tears and has an incredibly important lesson in it we should all take away from it. When Jacob is a young man he is full of life and goes into business half and half with his friend. The business is wildly successful and Jacob is living the high life. He marries and starts a family with his beautiful young wife. His success is stressful to him, always being on is not easy to accomplish. The majority of the book takes place with the repercussions of his not being able to handle the stress of his success and what happens next. His wife threatens to leave him if he can't get his act together and in a desperate attempt to do so he is successful for a short amount of time before he backslides again. Achingly heartbreaking life lesson, don't delay in telling those you love that you do and forgive before there is no longer a chance to do so. Excellent book which I can't recommend highly enough. This should be read every Christmas time just as a reminder!"
- Deanne Patterson, Online Review (5-Stars)

"Jacobís Bell by John Snyder is a splendid achievement and 'rings' with many truths. Snyder cares about his characters and makes us come to care as well. He gives us Jacob McCallum, a man who had it all until his addiction to alcohol took everything away and he lost his fortune, his family and his way in life. Snyder writes with simplicity and depth about the harshness and vagaries that life can bring but also about its beauty. He shows a reverence for the past and memories that may be from years ago but which are given as fresh and as near as this minute. His prose resounds with a love of people and the world and is grounded in the particulars of our America - its cities and byways, its taverns and highways. Jacobís Bell is a book that has, in my judgment, exceptional merit. It registers the redemptive power of forgiveness and love and I highly recommend it."
- Brian Avery, Film Producer, Yari Film Group - Los Angeles, CA
ON A PERSONAL NOTE:
+ My Grandson Wyatt and his football team won the Davie County, NC Championships for 3rd & 4th Graders. Go Trojans!!!
I originally self-published this book back in 1999. In the Holiday season of 2000, I sold nearly 25,000 copies making it a best selling book in several markets. Also that year, Family Circle Magazine featured The Golden Ring in a nine page condensed version in their holiday edition. Because of the books success, Warner Books offered me a book deal and they published their edition in 2001. A German language edition was also published in Germany that year. Sign copies of The Golden Ring are available on my webpage for just $10 (hardcover). To purchase one or to learn more click here.