Author Katy Lee: Rescued Animals Bring Reward

by Guest Blogger Katy Lee

Before I became a writer, I worked in many jobs. Real Estate was one of them. I have to be honest though, I was not a big fan of this job. But I always felt God’s call to stay with it and push on, and every now and then, He would give me little signs of affirmation that I was following His will, and I was exactly where He wanted me.

Well, one of these times happened right after a closing that had gone horribly wrong, with attorneys yelling at each other and the buyers in tears.  I said to myself this job is too stressful for me and not worth the hassle. Then to top it off, after the closing we went back to the house and my buyers opened their garage to find two kittens locked inside. This was the last straw for my buyers. They wanted me to call the attorneys and get them involved, but I picked up the kittens and took it as another sign that I was right where I was supposed to be. Not to mention my kids would be delighted to see their mom come home from work with two kittens in her hands.
So that is how Princess Kitty and Randy Travis Kitty came to live with us. And as you can see, they put up with kids rather well.
Eventually, my time as a Realtor came to an end, but when it did, God made it very clear that door was now closed and it was Him doing the closing. For my obedience to Him, I was rewarded with many blessings, but the two most precious and loving ones are our two cats that came to our home and completed our family.

 

Katy Lee writes higher purpose stories in high speed worlds. As an inspirational-romantic-suspense author, speaker, children’s ministry director, and home-schooling mom, she loves to share tales of love, from the greatest love story ever told to those sweet romantic stories of falling in-love.

Her debut novel, Real Virtue is out in e-book format, and will be available in paperback this coming September. You can find it through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, starting April 9th, 2012.

She is giving away an e-copy today to one lucky commenter, so be sure to chime in with comments or a question!

She will announce the winner on Friday, so be sure to stop back and look at her final comment here, so you can see if you have won!

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18 Responses to Author Katy Lee: Rescued Animals Bring Reward

  1. Katy Lee says:

    Thank you Roxanne for inviting me to your virtual home today! I am excited to chat with readers here, and they can also find me at my virtual home at http://www.KatyLeeBooks.com

    You’ll see links for Twitter and FB and Goodreads on my site!

    For those wanting an little more detail of Real Virtue, here’s a brief blurb:

    In a virtual reality game where she can fly, someone’s aiming to take her down.

    Mel Mesini is a New York City restaurateur and an avid, virtual reality world traveler. But her successful life—both online and in reality—takes a swerve the night her father is seriously injured in a hit-and-run. To make matters worse, Officer Jeremy Stiles, the man who had once cut her deep with his harsh, rejecting words, is heading the investigation.

    When Jeremy realizes Mel is the actual target, his plan is to protect her—whether she wants him to or not. What he wants is answers, especially about this online game she plays. Is it a harmless pastime as she says? Or is she using it to cover something up? As a faceless predator destroys the things that matter to her, Jeremy knows he’s running out of time before she loses the one thing that matters most—her real life.

  2. Leslie says:

    What a great story! Love the photos.

  3. Hi Katy,
    I am so looking forward to reading your book! Can’t wait. As for rescuing pets, I’m with you. As you know, I have two pugs and both of them were rescue dogs. My cat, Louise, is also a rescue cat. I think everyone deserves a second chance in life … even our furry friends. Right now, I’m unemployed and despite the financial hardship of it, I know it is exactly His will for me right now. I walk on faith 100% of the time. I didn’t always, but I learned. He is never wrong and I always make a mess of things on my own. Best of luck with your release and I wish you much success. Gerri

    • Katy Lee says:

      Thank you, Gerri! For posting but also for sharing your walk with me. Stay on your path, and keep your eyes on Him. He’s got great plans for you!

  4. Katy Lee says:

    Thanks, Leslie for your compliment!

  5. Wendy says:

    Bless you for all you do.

  6. Roxanne says:

    I just adore your photos, Katy. I can’t think of a single cat at our house that would agree to being dressed up in high fashion! :) And the photo of Randy Travis (love the name!) looks so cuddly and comfy that I just wish I could snuggle him up in my arms.

    Your book sounds wonderful!

    • Katy Lee says:

      Princess is so mild and patient with the kids. Great cat.

      Randy Travis got his name from my son, who at three years old wanted to be the country singer. He would play his little guitar and belt out all of RT’s music. The highlight was when he got to meet the real Randy Travis after a concert. My son was literally speechless. I expected him to at least want to hug the guy, but nope, he just sat there in a daze. He probably was thinking this guy is a lot bigger than he is on TV. :)

  7. PJ Sharon says:

    Love the kitty pics, Katy. Rescue pets are so grateful! I think they intuitively know that we are their salvation…if us humans were only so intuitive about our own.

    You know, this temporary delay of your release only ramps up the tension for those of us waiting for it:-)

    • Katy Lee says:

      Thanks for your support, PJ! And so true about rescued animals. I think all of my pets have come by way of rescue in some form or another. Growing up my favorite cat was blind in one eye. An older cat from his previous home had scratched it out. :( But once he came to live with me, he knew he was loved, for sure.

  8. Love the kitty pics! What a great home they ended up in. And your book sounds awesome. I can’t wait to read it. I hope you have tons of success.

  9. Katy Lee says:

    Thank you, Rhonda! I’m looking forward to hearing what you think. :)

  10. sarah audet says:

    I just love the pictures of your kitties. I think it is important for kids to have pets as their special friends. I can’t wait for your book to release so I can read it. I love a good book, and Real Virtue promises to be an exciting book. God bless you, and your family, even the little furry kids.

  11. Judy M says:

    Katy, you are so beautiful inside and out. I am so thankful for God crossing our paths and look forward to years of hearing and reading your insights. I am so proud of you for pushing through with your dreams – the desires God placed in your heart. You are certainly blessed to be a blessing – and living that out. Thank you and God bless you richly.

    • Katy Lee says:

      Oh, boy…years of insights. That idea just makes me tired! ;) Thank goodness God does place those insights and desires on my heart. He is awesome and faithful!

      Thank you, Judy, for stopping by!!!

  12. Katy Lee says:

    Wendy, great news…YOU ARE THE WINNER! Congratulations!

    Please contact me through my website. http://www.KatyLeeBooks.com There is a contact tab and form there.

    Also, I can send you the ecopy this week, OR I can send you the print copy this fall. I will leave the choice to you. :)

    And once again, congratulations. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think!