- Born Linda Marie Cassells, my named changed over the years. I was called Miki in high school by close friends. My name was changed to Charity while a member of the Children of God in the 70's and then changed to Caridad, while living in Costa Rica. I began writing this Memoir In June 2010. I invite you to join me in the writing, editing, publishing and marketing journey.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Ted Witt, from Pretty Road Press did a phenomenal job on the design. All "widows and orphans" are accounted for, page numbers placed, font type and size selected, headers in, and pictures in the back of the book.
I'll be blogging from the website from now on, so click on over and I'll see you there!
Hugs and blessings! Linda
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From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope is being published by Mariah Publishing; www.mariahpublishing.com
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
From Tears to Triumph will be published (Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise) this summer, by Mariah Publishing.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
("It takes a village" picture from cps.regis.edu)
Friday, March 29, 2013
As you know, this has all been new to me. When I started out to write this memoir nearly three years ago, I really thought it would be relatively easy. I mean, after all, it’s a true story and all I needed to do was put my memories onto the written page.
RIGHT, but WRONG.
Each “memory” comes with a feeling and I had to dig deep and hard to surface the feelings and events surrounding the memories. And sometimes I didn't WANT to remember certain events and the associated feelings--it was gut wrenching. That’s called memoir writing. It’s different than fiction.
In writing fiction, the author uses their imagination and creativity to bolster the story percolating in their mind. In memoir writing you need to write the truth or as close to the truth as you can possibly get…and since I don’t have every conversation and event from all those years ago embedded in my memory bank, I need to relate how it most likely happened, staying true to the story.
The journals, cassette tapes and letter to my parents that I have had in hand during the process, have been incredibly valuable. It wasn’t always easy, but it’s been so worth the journey.
Saturday, February 16, 2013