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After almost 20 years as a college and university president, Sherry Lee Hoppe retired as president from Austin Peay State University (TN) in 2007. Today, she works fulltime writing. A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE: Redemption of a hometown hero, Bobby Hoppe, takes readers inside her husband's historic trial for first-degree murder, giving a glimpse of "the man behind the mask." A subtle love story woven throughout the book reveals why she and her husband pledged to love each other 'til the 12th of Never. And, a surprise ending will astound even people who attended the 1988 trial.
Hoppe's SIPS OF SUSTENANCE: Grieving the Loss of Your Spouse was released by Wakestone Press in May 2011. The book, which includes Hoppe's own journey through grief after the death of her husband, offers tips on how to survive sorrow and find life again on the other side of despair. The author's next book, FACES OF GRIEF, was released by Wakestone in July 2011. This book includes 20 personal stories of individuals who have lost children, siblings, parents, and other loved ones. Though the tapestry of their lives may forever by woven with poignant threads of grief and sorrow, their courageous stories are testimonies of hope--hope that even though you will never get over your grief, you can get through it.
HOOKED BUT NOT HOPELESS: Escaping the Lure of Addiction, co-authored by Hoppe and her sister Sylvia Yates (Pine Rose Press, December 2011), puts faces behind the devastating words, "I am an addict." Through Sylvia's story about her 17-year struggle with prescription drug addiction and the stories of seven other recovering addicts, readers learn about the disease of addiction, how it inflicts injuries on the addict and his/her family, and how no one is ever hopeless.
Hoppe's latest book, DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR FINDING FAITH BEHIND CLOUDS (Pine Rose Press, December 2012), uses inspirational stories collected over more than 20 years to illuminate devotions that lift readers up with God's power and grace whether days are sunlit or cloudy and includes post-it meditations for each day to keep readers grounded in His love and care.