Johnnie Lynette Hilliard Announces Release of ‘Lessons by Ripley’

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New book helps guide readers towards ‘the light’.

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He uses ordinary objects, such as pets, to get our attention and to draw us to Him. Nothing he does is ever without a purpose.

Being a single woman, author Johnnie Lynette Hilliard only had to look out for one person (or thing) – herself. So, when she decided to keep Ripley – a cat – her view on life exploded into the cosmos. “Lessons by Ripley: Or rather... Spiritual Lessons from a cat!” (published by AuthorHouse) is a collection of lessons that were shown to her through Ripley that she wishes to express to readers.

“‘Lessons by Ripley’ is a book about everyday circumstances that many people may go through but, through my book, they see them in a different way – a spiritual way,” says Hilliard. “Everything happens for a reason. This book enables one to see and evaluate alternate reasons for what we experience in life.”

As readers progress through her work, she hopes that they see the overall picture of life and her message about it. “God works in mysterious ways,” she states. “He uses ordinary objects, such as pets, to get our attention and to draw us to Him. Nothing he does is ever without a purpose.”

An excerpt from “Lessons by Ripley”:

“‘You’re still SINGLE! …a phrase I really hated to hear! As a young Christian woman of 43 years old, ‘You’re single’ was a phrase I thought I would not still be hearing! Why? Because, like other ‘single’ women, I literally had my life mapped out for myself. You see, I was saved practically from birth—or so my mother felt I was. In actuality, though, I received Christ in my life at the age of 12 and I was totally involved in the things of Christ throughout all of my life. However, my life plans were as follows: Get saved… age 12, Complete high school… age 17, Go to Hiram College… age 17, Get my BA degree in English/Law… age 21, Work for the government for 3 years to save money for law school… age 24, Enter CWRU Law School and graduate… age 28, Get married… age 30, Have twin girls… age 31, Maybe one son…age 32, And live life happily ever after with the love of my life!! You see… it was all mapped out!”

“Lessons by Ripley”
By Ms. Johnnie Lynette Hilliard
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 56 pages | ISBN 9781418411992
E-Book | 56 pages | ISBN 9781418411985
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Johnnie Lynette Hilliard was born in San Antonio, but grew up in Cleveland. Literature and art were always her interests and she grew up writing poetry, stories and drawing to express herself. She graduated from Hiram College with an English degree and decided to follow her dream and embark on a writing career. Due to the death of a very close friend, her first book was never completed but God has a way to heal all wounds. Through the writing of “Lessons by Ripley,” she has found that there really is a season and purpose for everything under the sun.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC. Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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