On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

Posts tagged ‘Broad Street Review’

Launch Minus Two – Review by Maria Corley

???????Another free day was on the blog tour schedule for A Long and Winding Road, but you might want to make a quick visit to Broad Street Review to read a review written by Maria Corley.  Tomorrow we’re scheduled for a spotlight by Chuck Allen.

Tuesday is the big day—the launch of both Anaiah Press and my memoir, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos. Anaiah is hosting Twitter Chat #AnaiahLaunch from 12-1 pm (EDT) and a launch party on Facebook from 6-8 pm (EDT) featuring “meet and greet” sessions with Anaiah authors.  I’ll be available to chat on Twitter, and my time slot for the Facebook party is from 6:45-7:00. Join us to chat, ask questions, or just to say hello.

There are more reviews, interviews, and guest posts scheduled for the two weeks following the launch. To see the complete itinerary, CLICK HERE.

Pre-Order Links: B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Release Date: July 1, 2014



A Long and Winding RoadAbout the BookSometimes 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.

How to Make Special People Feel Special | by Linda Brendle

Maria Thompson Corley and her son Malcolm

Maria Thompson Corley and her son Malcolm

When my son Christian first graduated from college, he worked for a company that helped children who had learning issues. Some of them had actual disabilities, but some simply learned in a different way than the majority of people do–in a special way, so to speak. When Christian worked with a child, it was his job to discover how that child learned and to set up a program tailored to his needs–a program that would make him feel special instead of dumb or disabled. Christian was good at what he did and was soon asked to train some of the newer tutors. One day as he checked on one of his trainees, he found her trying unsuccessfully to coax her student out from under the table. Rather than becoming frustrated with the reluctant student, Christian crawled under the table with him. The student finished his lesson and, in the process, probably felt pretty special. (more…)

%d bloggers like this: