Biography

Linda Joy Myers

Linda Joy Myers is the President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & Co-President of the Women’s National Book Association, SF. She’s the author of four books–her just released memoir is  Don’t Call Me Mother—A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness.

A therapist for the last 32 years, Linda Joy has been interested in the transformational and healing power of writing for many years, and her first book Becoming Whole–Writing Your Healing Story was a finalist in the ForeWord magazine’s 2008 Book of the Year Award.

Her next book The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, was published by Jossey Bass, and offered an 8-step program to begin and complete a healing memoir. Her  new workbook The Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing is available now through SheWrites Press.

Linda Joy co-teaches the program Write your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner, a program that helps writers complete their memoir manuscript in six months. She is a memoir coach, editor, and champion, and offers teleseminars and workshops nationally. Visit the speaker page for just a few of the topics that she can speak about with your group.

Linda Joy has won prizes for fiction, memoir and poetry. Her first edition of Don’t Call Me Mother won the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Gold Medal award. She won first prize in the  Jessamyn West Fiction Contest, and a novel excerpt about the Kindertransport Secret Music won honorable mention at the San Francisco Writing Conference.  She won first prize in poetry at the East of Eden Contest, and first prize for the Carol Landauer Life Writing Contest through Story Circle Network, and her work has been published in various literary journals.

 

National Association of Memoir Writers: www.namw.org.  Blog: http://memoriesandmemoirs.com