My interview on Stories that Empower

I had the honored of meeting Sean Farjadi on his podcast "Stories That Empower." Here's a summary from Sean of what we talked about:

Linda experienced harassment as one of the first women on a U.S. Forest Service fire crew. The more they harassed her, the more she didn't want to quit, e.g. fires were not the only things she fought. When Linda encountered an obstacle, she would come up with alternatives. After losing her job, losing her mom and getting divorced, she rebuilt her life for the 3rd time. Writing her book enabled Linda to reconnect with her 20s and remind her that she is tenacious and resilient. She reinvented herself and starting teaching others. Linda shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
- we are more resilient than we think
- figure out what's holding you back
- confirm assumptions that explain why you're stuck
- don't let people stop you from what you want to do
- permit yourself to say no
- trust your gut
- there are always options

Come have a listen to the full podcast! 

Local author event at the Joyner Green Valley Library

What a wonderful time I had last week at my library's local author event! There were two authors besides me who gave presentations about their book. 

I spoke about the history of women in the US Forest Service, and how I came to be one of the first women on a Forest Service fire crew in the 1970s.

The audience of thirty were attentive and interested, and asked wonderful questions. I sold all of the books I'd brought with me. 


My guest post: You have a book what?

Many thanks to Kathy Pooler for inviting me to return to her blog and write about my publishing experience. Come visit, and if you leave a comment, you may win an ebook of Summers of Fire!

You Have a Book Deal..Now What?

The Society of Southwestern Authors Annual Author Showcase

I'm quite honored to have participated in this event last weekend! (Yes, I was the one on crutches, but not anymore!)


Who knew I could write a book?

Many thanks to Suzie Tullett for sharing my post on her blog about how I became a published author.