On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

I’ve been like a kid before Christmas this week, and Santa came today. Here is the beautiful cover designed by Anaiah Press for my memoir, A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos.

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Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in the pages behind the cover when it’s released on July 1:

Sometimes reality really bites. Alzheimer’s has wrapped Mom’s brain into knots, vascular dementia has attacked Dad, and, instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That’s when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped-up the toilet again, Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced that he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn’t going to be the easygoing retirement we’d imagined for ourselves.

Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving. Whether you’re looking for an inspirational story to help teach you how to “let go and let God,” considering becoming the caregiver for one of your own parents, or are just looking for an entertaining travel book, this story is sure to strike a tender nerve.

Head ShotIf you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know a lot about me. However, on the chance you’re a new reader, here’s my official author bio:

After 15 years as a family caregiver, Linda began writing to encourage, inspire and amuse other caregivers. She loves to travel and since retiring has traveled mostly by motorcycle and RV. She and her husband live in a small East Texas town where she gardens, writes and attends church.

Share my cover with your friends, and put the release date on your calendar:

A LONG AND WINDING ROAD: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos will be released by Anaiah Press on July 1, 2014.

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Comments on: "Anaiah Press Reveals the Cover of My Memoir| by Linda Brendle" (13)

  1. MRS N, the Author said:

    It’s a beautiful cover, Linda! I can’t wait to read it this July! 🙂 Have a beautiful day!

  2. Oh, Linda. Having read the book, this cover is sooo bittersweet. I just love it. 🙂

  3. Beautiful!

  4. Woohoo! Happy for you. Well earned.

  5. It makes me cry!! What a wonderful cover! Can’t wait to read the book.

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