On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…


winding road Cover 25 percentThe July 1 release date is quickly approaching for my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos. Anaiah Press is looking for people who would like to review the book or otherwise participate in the blog tour that will run from June 17 through July 15. If you would like to write a review, spotlight the book on your blog, or post an author interview or guest post, please click on the link below and sign up. Thank you for your participation and for sharing in the excitement of Anaiah’s first release and my first book.


About the book:

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.



Comments on: "Looking for Reviewers | by Linda Brendle" (9)

  1. MRS N, the Author said:

    I’ve signed up, Linda, and can’t wait! WHOO HOO! 🙂

  2. This is so exciting. If mom comes through this latest adventure, I am signing up

  3. Reblogged this on "Alzheimer's: Through My Mothers Eyes" and commented:
    I can relate, definitely. After taking care of MOM for over 5 years as she descended also, into Alzheimer’s – the journey is more than difficult…it is emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically demanding to the body of the Caregiver. I had my own family, full time job and full time caregiving of Mom.
    I survived – found out and learned of elder attorney’s for elderly law, DPOA’s, ALF, Convalescent Center, Adult Social Services, episodes in Mom driving, and OM gosh so much more.
    Thank you for the informative blog !

    Suzette Brown
    Author – “Alzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes”

    • Suzette, thank you for replying and for reblogging the post. Bless you for caring for your mother, and bless your efforts to raise awareness of this insidious disease.

      • Thank you Linda ! There are so many hurdles already being a C/G – emotionally, physically, and spiritually that I had to tell my story to let C/Givers know that it is OK to want to slam the phone against the wall and hope it explodes all over the kitchen ..I had many of those days.
        I list resources that I did not have – that are wonderful organizations available …

        Thank you for the kind words !

      • You’re quite welcome. Caregivers must support one another!

      • LOL I am an older new author as well…Just turned 59 ! It just “worked” being out on disability and finally able to take boxes of documentation and put together for my journey…..


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