News and Events

Coming April 9, 2018 ~~ 11 am-4 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Sinclair Community College’s Writer’s Workshop

Linda will be leading a memoir workshop and participating in a panel discussion with other writers


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Information about Linda and her memoir:

Photo by Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure
















Writer Pens a Compelling Medical-Mystery Memoir

A Long Awakening to Grace: a memoir of loss and discovery by Linda A. Marshall, M.Div. has been published by Emergings Press of Dayton, Ohio. Marshall’s deeply moving memoir was introduced at the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation conference In San Francisco in September 2017. Professionals, myotonic carriers, and caregivers praised Marshall for naming the most devastating central nervous system effects experienced by her family. Written like a reader-friendly medical mystery, the memoir provides in-depth information vital to researchers pursuing a cure and inspires hope and courage to those struggling with the weight of undiagnosed genetic riddles.

Marshall’s book is filled with poignant life lessons, describing her growth in wisdom and strength as she tenaciously searched for twenty-two years to understand the cause of her children’s puzzling behavior while at the same time dealing with stifling gender roles and biases experienced by women coming of age in the 1960s. Readers who love stories of triumph over adversity find A Long Awakening to Grace hard to put down.

Marshall donated 100% of the proceeds from the September conference sale of her memoir and continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from ongoing sales to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. She is available for interviews, book club discussions, and presentations focusing on the power of perseverance while facing insurmountable obstacles, giving an inside look at a family struggling to deal with tragic situations that defied understanding.

Click Here: Praise for A Long Awakening to Grace

Click Here for Book Description and Excerpts from A Long Awakening to Grace.

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Past News and Events:

Centerville Library’s 2nd Monday Author’s Event in honor of Women’s History Month

March 12, 2018

December 21, 2017: Linda visits The Plot Sisters

Jennifer Harer Messaros, Jude Walsh, Cindy Cremeans, Ruthann Templeton Kain, Christina Consolino, Traci Ison (via FaceTime), and me


December 14, 2017: Kirkus Review Received

“A mother strengthens her faith over a lifetime of heartache in this spiritual account of recovery and acceptance. … An unflinching portrait of one family’s struggles and a mother’s boundaries that should appeal to memoir lovers.” ~Kirkus Review

November 27, 2017: Nominated for Reader’s Choice Book Award:







November 18, 2017 Author Event: Springboro Historical Museum










November 10, 2017 Book Signing: Epic Book Shop; Yellow Springs









Marshall’s entry on the topic of difference, The Wisdom of Sharing our Experience, to be included in Story Circle Network‘s 2017 online anthology, Real Women Write: Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our Lives.

Marshall’s May 12 blog post “Atonement” was included in Story Circle Network‘s 2016 anthology, Real Women Write: Sharing Our Stories, Sharing Our lives.

Marshall’s entry on the topic of failure, Perfect Failure, tied for Third Place in Story Circle Network 2015 LifeWriting Contest, August 10, 2015. Click here to read all the winning entries.