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Linda Joy Myers

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Linda Joy Myers has always been haunted by the power of the past to affect people in the stream of time. She learned about World War II through her grandmother, a passionate Anglophile who would rhapsodize about the unfairness of war. Together they watched stark black and white documentaries about the war when Linda Joy was thirteen, and later this led to a passion about history which she integrated into her own struggles with intergenerational trauma and her work as a therapist and a writer.
As founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, Linda Joy is the author of four books on memoir writing. The Power of Memoir and Journey of Memoir help writers find their way to their healing stories. Her two memoirs Don’t Call Me Mother, and
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Honoring International Women’s Day and the Women Who Shaped Me

Blanche and Lulu, 1895 Lulu's father died 8 months before she was born

Blanche and Lulu, 1895 Lulu’s father died 8 months before she was born

Today is International Women’s Day. I reflected again on the history of the women in my family–my great-grandmother Blanche who gifted me with stories from the 19th century; my grandmother, Gram, who raised me. She started off as Lulu, a farm girl, who transformed into Frances, who took ships across the ocean. And my mother, Jos

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“We are all joined in a circle of stories.”
Linda Joy Myers, Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing

“Blood bears all it has known and seen unto the following generations. Those who tread the earth leave the scent of memory, registered in cells. They live even now, drifting through the dreams of descendants. You can hear them calling. . . .”
Linda Joy Myers, Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family, Secrets, and Silence

“Without compassion, we will never know anyone or anything, not even our own story. Too much judgment, too many ideas and attitudes will stand in the way of the fundamental principle that we are similar to, connected with, and part of everything else.”
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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Mother Teresa

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
Thomas A. Edison

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B. Goodwin Hi Linda Joy,

I love being listed as one of your favorite authors. Thanks so much! I still want to read your new book. Right now I am in Kathy Bricetti's vivid memoir, BLOOD STRANGERS. She is such a gifted writer, as are you.

Take care,

Lynn
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Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers


Destiny Thank you so much for including me among your friends. God Bless!

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B. Goodwin Welcome to GoodReads, Linda Joy. You'll find lots of people here will be interested in your book.

Lynn
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