Author Draws Inspiration from the Persistent Love of Pets

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Lynda Sellers’ “How to Get Whacked By a Cat” offers readers counsel on responding to challenges

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Lynda Sellers’ new children’s book “How To Get Whacked By a Cat” (published by Trafford Publishing) – which she both wrote and illustrated – is a light and humorous read that pokes fun at the way problems are handled and, as the author says, provides the truth that God will help you handles the “whacks” in life.

For the puppies in this story, trials come in the form of whacks from a cat. For real people, whacks or trials may come in the form of illness, job loss, divorce, and other troubles or afflictions. The proper and Godly manner to respond to such challenges is the focus of Sellers’ writing.

Sellers was inspired to write “How To Get Whacked By a Cat” by her husband, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. “In January 2007,” she says, “his doctors located a brain tumor, which was removed in February. He handled these ‘whacks’ in his life through God’s guidance and grace. Although he continues to struggle with the chronic illness of Parkinson’s, he exemplifies the fact that you can handle anything if you allow God to guide you through it.

“One day,” Sellers writes, “as I watched our two dogs undergo whack after whack from our cat, I noticed the whacks did not stop them from being lovable dogs, similar to how my husband was responding to the ‘whacks’ he had been given in life. I thought a story depicting their responses would be a good way to explain God’s directive to us in how we are to respond to the various trials we face in life.”

“We all have trials,” Sellers reminds readers. “It is how we respond to those trials that matters.”

About the Author
Lynda Sellers enjoys writing stories which help explain God’s commands, directives and promises in easy lessons. She is working on a second book, “There’s a Fungus Among Us,” which involves the same pup as “How To Get Whacked By a Cat.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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