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The Glamour of Being an Author | by Linda Brendle

Poster 1I signed my first autographs as an author Saturday. If you close your eyes and try to picture it, you might envision me surrounded by adoring fans who are vying for my attention. Since my book hasn’t been released yet, and when it is released, it will initially be in ebook form, scraps of paper, napkins, and t-shirts are being waved at me in the hope of getting my coveted signature. Well, it wasn’t quite like that. (more…)

A Long and Winding Road to Publication | by Linda Brendle

winding road Cover 25 percentMy book was conceived in September of 2007 while I was making plans for an RV trip with my husband and my parents. I’m a bit of a control freak, and one of the ways I attempt to control my life is by making lists, and this epic trip was going to take a lot of control and a lot of lists. David and I had owned our motor home for less than two months, and we planned to visit sixteen states in seven weeks. To add a little extra drama, my mom had Alzheimer’s and my dad had vascular dementia. In the preceding few months I had written several articles on Facebook about my caregiving experiences, and since this trip seemed like it might provide plenty of good writing material, I added a spiral notebook and several of my favorite Precise V5 pens to my shopping list.

To read the rest of this article on the Anaiah Press website, CLICK HERE.

A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos will be released by Anaiah Press on July 1.



Looking for Reviewers | by Linda Brendle


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.


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Anaiah Press Reveals the Cover of My Memoir| by Linda Brendle

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.

winding road Cover 25 percent

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

A Long and Winding Road to Publication | by Linda Brendle


Cover Reveal coming Friday, March 7.

PitchMAS is a semi-annual blog contest and Twitter party put together by Jessa Russo and Tamara Pederson. It was designed to put authors in touch with agents and publishers. PitchMAS is where I first came in contact with Anaiah Press. Between the big events that occur in July and December, Jessa and Tamara post success stories from past participants. A couple of weeks ago I sent Jessa a short account of how my memoir went from a vague idea about keeping a travel journal to a soon-to-be-published book. CLICK HERE to read the article. (more…)

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