Monday, October 17, 2011
Interview with biographer Linda Burhans
Today's guest is Linda Burhans.
A bit of backstory on her book:
Linda Burhan's book is filled with humor and heartfelt inspiration to aide anyone facing the challenge of caring for a loved one at the end of life. Her story offers us hope for human strength and understanding of weaknesses during a difficult time.
From the altar of God's House, the monsignor proclaimed, "Jo McCauley was a force of nature!" And she was. She was a breeze that brought laughter to everyone she met. She was a whirlwind of a volunteer and mother. She was the wind that carried her daughters and son forward on a life of love.
But dying and death are also forces of nature, and will not be denied. Linda's book draws us along an unexpected path ...
Linda, welcome to Reviews and Interviews. Please tell us a little bit about your Good Night and God Bless.
The book is a humorous and heartfelt story of my mother’s last 18 months of life to inspire and assist anyone with the challenge of being the caregiver to a loved one. My book offers hope for the understanding of human strengths and weaknesses experienced during a very difficult time.
What inspired you to write this book?
My mother – her humor, love
What story are you working on next?
The Stories of the Caregivers
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
About 10 years old. People have been asking me to write books for years
Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
When I was out promoting my book… every single time, people would come up to me crying and looking for help. As a result I have become a caregiver advocate. I facilitate support groups and workshops for family caregivers. One of the most popular recent ones is Journaling through Your Caregiving Experience.