How’s This for a Belated New Year’s Resolution?

I’ve just posted my first note with Substack. I hope you’ll follow me. I’ve been enjoying so many other Substack writers that I’m going to post there for the most part, and occasionally, here on my (old, previous) WordPress blog. Take a look. Love and Cheers, Linda Summersea

Discoveries Upon Re-reading My Manuscript

I’ve spent the past few days re-reading my memoir manuscript from start to finish. This time I wanted to focus on experiencing the manuscript as a reader would, while watching for any needed edits in sentence structure, punctuation, tone, and voice. In the past, in addition to my developmental editor’s work, I’ve done seven (eight?) […]

Book Trailer: The Girl with the Black and Blue Doll – A Memoir by Linda Summersea

Book trailer reveal for my memoir manuscript, THE GIRL WITH THE BLACK AND BLUE DOLL. #amquerying #memoir #comingofage Until my manuscript finds representation and a publishing home, here’s a sample. I hope you enjoy it. Book Trailer by Aleksandar Tomov, Junior. If you’re in the market for a book trailer, I highly recommend Aleksandar. Prompt, […]

A Woman Who Desires More Writes a #Memoir

Hear me share a couple of childhood anecdotes from The Girl with the Black and Blue along with discussions of immigration and what values drive a woman to persevere on the road to pursuing her dreams. Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fiona Citkin for her program, #TheBridgeforWomenWorldwide. (18-minute video) “I have […]

Frank McCourt was my Inspiration

About once a year, I do a Google search for Noah Adams’ NPR interview with Frank McCourt so I can hear McCourt’s lovely Irish voice and once again, be inspired. Why was is Frank McCourt my inspiration? Because it was after hearing NPR’s 2009 interview with Frank McCourt, that I knew I wanted to write my […]

Christmases Past

Following is a chapter from my—as yet unpublished—memoir, THE GIRL WITH THE BLACK AND BLUE DOLL. At this time of year, I think we all are drawn back to memories of Christmases Past. Chapter Thirty-Three One Christmas Morning In contrast to the festivities at Mémère’s cottage, Christmas was pretty much nonexistent downstairs at Babci and […]