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Story Circle Network’s 2015 LifeWriting Contest

 Third Place Winner

for her essay titled: Perfect Failure”

Where you stumble, there your treasure lies.”   ~Joseph Campbell


Linda’s transformational memoir,


Comments From Linda’s Editor:

“Based on your blog entries, I knew the manuscript would be well written, but it is more intelligently written, more thoughtful, and more reflective than many memoirs I have read.”

“The manuscript does need some work–Part I, in particular, will require some reworking to bring it to the quality of the rest of the manuscript.”

~Judy Plazyk

Linda’s Re-working Progress:

Review and Edit of Part I: Chapters 1-12 completed!!

Now on to Part II: Chapters 13-29

First Revision of Chapter 13 & 14 done.

First Revision of Chapters 15 & 18 done.


Judy, my editor, said I would be surprised at how fast my reworking of Parts II and III will progress. I’m beginning to see the truth of that! Exciting!! 

Linda is known for her heart-felt, vulnerable, courageous spiritual writing that gives voice to feelings some find difficult to speak. While writing her memoir, she tapped into a deep well of inner wisdom leading to compassion for herself and her family. She gained a new appreciation for her life path as the context for her spiritual journey, recognizing for the first time the gifts within the struggle. Her heart opened to deeper expressions of love for her daughter, transforming their relationship.

I read this to my daughter and asked, “Is that true?”

She smiled and said, “Yes, it is.”

Warmed my heart.


Click here to read Linda’s Latest Blog Post:

“Bearing My Cross “

Posted 8/12/16

What Linda is Reading:

I did manage to get several books read or listened to during my daughter’s healthcare crisis, but no time or energy to write a review. However, I can highly recommend these books.

Jill Kandel’s memoir

So Many Africas

Russill Paul

Jesus in the Lotus

Barbara Stark-Nemon’s Historical Fiction

Even in DarknessOliver Sacks Memoir

Oliver Sacks

Stephen King’s Memoir

On Writing

Just finished reading:

Mary Karr’s memoir:

The Lier's Club

Currently Reading:

Jeff Carreirra

Soul of the New Self

And listening to:

The Art of Memoir


Krista Tippett’s New Book

Becoming Wise

I must add that I am loving listening to this book. Krista includes her conversations with so many interesting people and the wisdom she has gained from them. So much better listening to than reading those conversations. You hear all Krista’s giggles along with the passionate voices of those she includes from her radio program and podcast, On Being.

Linda’s Collaborative Writing

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Sophia’s Table: Women’s Wisdom in Five Voices, published in 2013, is the result of a collaboration of five women growing out of their participation in a contemplative writing group. Linda was touched when she was appreciated for her heart-felt, vulnerable, and courageous writing, especially being told she wrote what others had not been able to voice, validating the truth that none of us are alone.

“Reading Sophia’s Table, you feel as if you’re talking with an old friend. Such deep sharing. Warm and insightful. It triggered some thinking for me, and made me look at my own life differently.”   ~C.R.