PUNCTUATIONGuesswhatguesswhatguesswhat? No, you’ll never guess–and if you do, it’s because you already know.

Can’t guess?

I got a contract for The Cat Lady’s Secret!!!

I just signed on with Pelican Book Group, and will be published through their Harbourlight imprint–and that’s all I know right now. But I can’t wait to dig in and get to work with them. They’ve produced several award-winning novels, and I’m hoping mine will be one of them.

My agent has a saying along the lines of God not letting a book get published until the writer is ready. Sometimes the writer has to get right with Him; sometimes she has to reevaluate her work to be sure it’s what He wanted her to write; sometimes, like with me, He just knows when an author isn’t physically capable of the demands that come once that contract is signed.

So that gives me a double-squee! God thinks I’m ready–which means I’m gonna be getting healthier and stronger as time goes on, and He must be pleased with my work– otherwise even being healthy wouldn’t have won me a contract. Maybe I’m stretching it, I don’t know, but that’s what I prefer to believe.

Anyway, my second baby is about to turn into a toddler, and I can’t be more excited.


About Linda W. Yezak

Author/Freelance Editor/Speaker (writing and editing topics).
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32 Responses to Squeee!!!

  1. pattywiseman says:

    Congratulations, Linda! That is the MOST wonderful news!! Keep us updated as you travel this wonderful journey!! YAY!!!


  2. joannesher says:

    You have NO idea how excited I am for you!! Super duper congrats! Cant wait to read it, my friend!


  3. Sarah says:

    Congrats Aunt Linda!! I can’t wait to read it! I am so happy for you!!


  4. Oh wow! That is such great news!!! And, I do not think you are stretching it one bit! I believe all your points are very valid. Good things on the horizon, Linda. Yes, indeed, good things!!!


  5. I’m so happy for you, Linda! With a title like that, who wouldn’t want to pick it up? Best wishes.


  6. Squeeling back at you! And meowing, too! Yay!


  7. Walk says:

    Congrats my friend, I can’t wait to read it.


  8. Congrats, Linda! On the book contract, and especially on the getting healthier and stronger part :).


  9. Dearest Linda,

    Yay! Prayers answered! A wonderful author moving forward! I can’t wait for it to come out. I’d like a signed first edition, please. 🙂

    More than anything, I am so glad that you are healthy again. Praise our Good God!

    Love you tons, my friend!


  10. scmathisen says:

    Consider this a pre-pre-order. 🙂


  11. KM Weiland says:

    All I can say is, “Awesomesauce!” More awards here you come!


  12. Lynn Mosher says:

    Oh, happy day! Happy dancin’ for sure! ❤


  13. Lorna G. Poston says:

    Awesome news!! Congratulations! 😀


  14. Great! I know you work so hard … this is part of the pay off.


  15. Danie Marie says:

    Congratulations Linda. WooHoo! I’m hoping to have my breakout novel epublished by September. I can only imagine your happiness!


    • Linda Yezak says:

      Thanks, Danie! What’s the name of your book? I wish you all the best with it!


      • Danie Marie says:

        Kellen’s Hope is the title of my upcoming breakout novel. I’m praying I can get a few pros to read it and write a review I can use on the inside cover.


        • Linda Yezak says:

          Best of luck, Danie. Getting endorsements from the big guys isn’t easy. I hope you belong to some organizations where the “big guys” can be approachable. American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) is a great organization and most of the biggest names in our industry belong. It’s a paid membership organization, but it’s worth every penny!


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