Author Linda Nance

Author, illustrator,story-teller, friend

Author, illustrator,story-teller, friend

Author Linda Nance and I met at the Jonesboro Library author’s meet and greet some years ago. Since then she has mentored me and many others in the Northeast Arkansas Writers Club that meets once a month (and other times just for fun.) She calls me to encourage and shares everything she knows freely. Whenever I call to ask her questions, she always stops whatever she is doing and we talk for hours. She’s fun and informative and she writes the most interesting ideas about life and other things that I would never have thought to write about. I know that you will enjoy her many wonderful stories and books. http://www.amazon.com Linda Nance.

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Biography
Linda Nance writes, paints, loves arts and crafts but is inspired by the love of family and friends especially those grandchildren.

Linda writes many things including Novels, short stories, poetry, essays and many other writing pieces. The covers to her books reflect her love of art as she shares drawings, sketches, photos and some of her paintings. She feels she can create something special from cover to cover and share it with all.
Her writing has versatility to tell a good story to entertain while sharing other things with the reader. In some of the stories she hopes the tales will also inspire thought concerning many issues that may be problems at one time or another in life.

Her books themselves are her way of making her dreams come true and an example to others to never give up with their own dreams.
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Book Description
Publication Date: March 7, 2012
Life is a journey. There are times that the path is smooth and well traveled and others it seems steep and difficult…but if we do not give up, there is so much more that awaits us. I love to paint paths that lead to ?… I hope they will lead to where we need to go in life. I hope there is love, hope, happiness, and wonderful new things that await us at the end. I want to look for and find the beauty in life and find love and hope. This book is not just the wonderful moments to show only the smiling, happy, marvelous and inspirational times…I am trying to make it real and share a piece of my heart, life, thoughts, feelings and so much of who and what I am. This may be my story, but I hope in sharing it you will find meaning, hope and knowledge that we will not give up…Not today. This book is shared from the heart.
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Editorial Reviews
About the Author
Linda Nance writes, paints, loves arts and crafts but is inspired by the love of family and friends especially those grandchildren. Linda writes many things including Novels, short stories, poetry, essays and many other writing pieces. The covers to her books reflect her love of art as she shares drawings, sketches, photos and some of her paintings. She feels she can create something special from cover to cover and share it with all. Her writing has versatility to tell a good story to entertain while sharing other things with the reader. Her books themselves are her way of making her dreams come true and an example to others to never give up with their own dreams. The author explains: Life is a journey. There are times that the path is smooth and well traveled and others it seems steep and difficult…but if we do not give up, there is so much more that awaits us. I love to paint paths that lead to ?… I hope they will lead to where we need to go in life. I hope there is love, hope, happiness, and wonderful new things that await us at the end. I want to look for and find the beauty in life and find love and hope. This book is not just the wonderful moments to show only the smiling, happy, marvelous and inspirational times…I am trying to make it real and share a piece of my heart, life, thoughts, feelings and so much of who and what I am. This may be my story, but I hope in sharing it you will find meaning, hope and knowledge that we will not give up…Not today. This book is shared from the heart.

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Review
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating essays observations and experience, May 5, 2012
By S. Deeth “Sheila Deeth” (OR, USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: I Will Not Give Up… Not Today… Life Is A Journey (Kindle Edition)
I don’t read many memoirs, but this mix of memoir, essay and depiction of the road to publication is a very pleasing book to dip into, and I valued the chance to get to know the author better. Linda Nance has had many reasons to give up but, deciding in mid-life that “I’m not dead yet,” she decides to go to college and hone her writing skills, publishing novels with Createspace, and now adding this memoir to her repertoire.

“A person is many things,” says the author, and we define ourselves by profession, salary, or what other people call us. Wives and mothers will easily relate to the author’s vital commitment to family. But, more than mother and wife, more than survivor of cancer and car wreck, Linda Nance is a keen observer of the beauty of the world, and a woman who’s always wanted to write.

The story of the author’s recovery from injury is harrowing and inspiring. Her interaction with a small child who tries to hide from her “monster” face is a high-point of this book, and offers wise lessons for all. And her “old lady cranky” self as she deals with university bureaucracy is pleasingly real and forgiving. The author likes happy endings. Sounds good to me. And she writes a happy middle in this book, not giving up.

Disclosure: I was lucky enough to get a free ecopy of this book. reviews
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Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an Inspiration!, April 28, 2012
By Sage – See all my reviewsAmazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: I Will Not Give Up… Not Today… Life Is A Journey (Kindle Edition)
I just couldn’t put this book down! If you are facing any struggle in your life this is the book to read. Linda shares in detail her struggles and pain through situations that seemed insurmountable and yet she survived. This book really puts things in perspective and you will want to read it from cover to cover.
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Review
4.0 out of 5 stars From the heart, April 16, 2012
By Mrs. Ma Taylor Darko – See all my reviews
(REAL NAME) This review is from: I Will Not Give Up… Not Today… Life Is A Journey (Volume 1) (Paperback)
After reading Linda’s book I felt humbled. What she passed through is enough to break anyone and yet she continues to have faith and strength. I have learnt from this book that nothing is impossible if you believe and nothing is impossible if you have love around you. Never give up! Linda, you make my complaints seeem so insignificant…I will also not give up, not today or ever. Life truly is a journey….Thank you for the inspiration
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arkansas Reviewer, February 27, 2012
By Arkansas Reviewer – See all my reviewsThis review is from: I Will Not Give Up… Not Today… Life Is A Journey (Kindle Edition)
Nance is at it again, writing top notch reads. Nance is very eclectic in her writings, from children’s books to suspense novels, and now, this heart grabbing true life memoir of her struggles through cancer and serious car accident which could have left her debilitated, yet, she would not give up on life. She especially would not give up on her dreams. One of those dreams was to become a writer. And, become a writer she did. This book is very inspirational. It encourages people to never give up on life nor their dreams whatever comes their way. I highly recommend this read.
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From Linda: Linda Nance Blog
When I published that first book I told my family, if I managed to survive I was going to one day fill a whole book shelf with the very best books I could write. They smiled tolerantly and with worried expressions were concerned with living and staying alive from day to day.

It seemed as if I have fought for so many years to stay alive. Even with the excitement of the book Danny I had the idea for the book I Will Not Give Up…Not Today…Life Is A Journey and could not get it out of my mind. I was not sure what I wanted to write because the idea of writing my own story had never entered my mind. It was more the opposite. There are some things in life we may survive but do not always want to focus on and dwell with such intensity as to find words to describe and explain. We lived it once and do not want to live it again.

Why then did I write the book? I felt I had to write it and hope it would do more than entertain or tell my story. I wanted and want it to help others.

When I wrote the other books I wrote and rewrote and edited. I added or deleted and worked for a long time. I even went back to school before I finished the first novel to try and learn more to make my writing more than what I had been able to accomplish. When I wrote this book it was different. It was very different. I was not creating a book, I was sharing heart and soul.

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