Monday, October 10, 2011

My Secret is Out!

I've been sitting on a secret for a few weeks now, aching to share with you,
waiting for the okay from my agent, the incomparable Diana Flegal of Hartline Literary.

Can you tell what this is?

And what I'm doing here?

That's right, I was offered a publishing contract for my humor/inspirational book, Mirth and Worth in the Real Lane. The publisher is Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, which specializes in eBooks and Print on Demand.

My baby will emerge from the womb in about six months--I'm hoping on my late brother's birthday, April 6.

Woo-hoo, Hallelujah, and pass the chocolate raspberry truffle almond delght ice cream! I've had my Snoopy suit on since I got the news--now I can finally dance!!!

Come back Thursday to hear how I got from writing a column in our hometown newspaper to publishing a book, and how YOU helped make it happen.

Are you ever tempted to give up on your dreams and goals? Do you believe the sayin that "It's always darkest before the dawn"?


  1. Dancing with you . . . at this GREAT NEWS.


  2. Congratulations! So many wonderful ways to get a book into print. When our dreams and goals are God-inspired, it IS always too soon to give up.

  3. So very, very, very excited for you, Jeanette!!!

  4. Yeah to the Hey! Your time to shine! And man, that ice cream sounds so good.
    ~ Wendy

  5. Well, of course I am not surprised. Congratulations!!!
    Will be looking forward to this.
    Blessings, Clella

  6. YIPPEE!!! YAHOO!!! Out of my chair and Snoopy dancing with you! Soooo excited for you, Jeanette! Congratulations!!! And what a special way to mark your dear brother's birthday.

  7. wow! you are bonafide!! my kids cringe
    when i say that. i can't imagine what it
    would feel like to be you right now.

    many, many congratulations!!

  8. Praise the Lord!!! I knew you'd get published. Your talent jumps off every page. :)


  9. Thank you all for your kind congrats. Jumping talents, Suze? I could say the same for you, dear friend.

  10. Ditto to Susan Reinhardt!! Rejoicing with you, happy dance and all. Your face just BEAMS, my friend. So beautiful!!

    Blessings and wishes for great success!

  11. Jeanette:
    Congratulations. I knew you had something worthy of publication.

  12. CONGRATS, Jeanette! I'm so happy for you!

  13. Wow! How exciting and encouraging. I'm so proud of you Jeanette....but what is a Snoopy Suit???

  14. Doing a happy dance with you. Congrats! You look overjoyed in your pictures, and with good reason. :-)

    Blessings and continued success.

  15. Hi Jeanette,

    So happy for you!!! Congratulations.
    Love your big smile in the photos, great pictures.

    God bless you,
    ~ Michele

  16. Congratulations, Jeanette!!! How exciting!!! (And I'll take some of that ice cream if you're still scoopin'.) :)

  17. Congratulations Jeanette! I am SO excited for you! Having ice cream in your honor! :D

  18. I am passing you some chocolate raspberry truffle almond delight ice cream. Take a big bite. Heck, take it all!! You deserve the celebration. Congratulations!!

    And, yes, I do feel like giving up the dream sometimes, especially when I get side-tracked, unable to work on it. Then when I start again, it feels like I'm starting from square one which can be frustrating.

  19. WOOHOOOO! I'm SO excited for you!!! Awesome news. And that ice cream sounds delicious!! Yummy, yum!!! ;-)

  20. Congratulations on your great book deal. What an accomplishment. You go to the head of the class - any class. I will be excited to read it when it comes out.


    Doing the happy dance right along with you!



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