Join us in the Virtual Readings Gallery for an afternoon with two talented Bellingham authors! Order your signed copy of Heart of this Family exclusively from Village Books.
Linda Morrow’s new memoir details the pioneering journey of a mother whose son is born with Down syndrome in 1966 – a time when disability rights are non-existent. This debut memoir also records the author’s gradual awakening to her own authentic self as she discovers her own voice and understands her needs have value as well.
A native of New England, Linda Morrow graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in sociology and later earned her MEd in Guidance and Counseling. In her younger life she raised three sons and enjoyed a thirty-five-year career in public school education. In 2013 she and her wife relocated to Bellingham, Washington. She feels fortunate to have been embraced by a supportive and talented community of writers and has learned to value coffee shops, not just for the lattes, but also as places for her daily writing practice. Linda roots for the Red Sox and the New England Patriots, walks along beach and woodland trails, treasures time with her grandchildren and continues to add books to her “to-be-read” pile.
Cami Ostman is the founder of The Narrative Project, a nine-month program that helps writers get their books done. She is also author of the book Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and the editor of several anthologies. Cami believes that words are powerful that we CREATE our identities with words--we tell our truths with words.
She holds a B.Ed. in English from Western Washington University and an M. S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She has been profiled in Fitness Magazine and her books have been reviewed in O Magazine, The Atlantic, and Washington Post.