Lynda Cheldelin Fell is an international bestselling author and creator of the award-winning Grief Diaries and Real Life Diaries anthology series with over 650 writers in 11 countries. In 2007, Lynda had a vivid dream of her daughter drowning in a car accident, leaving behind a book floating on the water where she disappeared. Two years later, Lynda’s nightmare became reality when her 15-year-old daughter Aly died in a car accident while coming home from a swim meet. Less than three years later, Lynda’s 46-year-old husband suffered a terrible stroke, leaving him permanently disabled.
Lynda’s hardships transformed her entire perspective on life, and she found that helping others was a powerful way to heal her own heart. She founded AlyBlue Media in 2013 to house her growing endeavors spanning radio, film, inspirational events, and writing. Lynda has authored over 30 titles, and been published in HuffPost, New York Daily News, Womens Health magazine, Los Angeles Daily News, LifeZette, New Living magazine and more. She has interviewed Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton; sisters of the late Nicole Brown Simpson; Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, and other societal newsmakers on finding healing, hope and purpose through the journey of grief and loss.
“CRITICALLY IMPORTANT... I want to say to Lynda that what you are doing is so critically important.” –DR. BERNICE A. KING, Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King
“INSPIRATIONAL... Grief Diaries is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. By sharing their stories, the reader will find inspiration and a renewed sense of comfort as they move through their own journey.” -CANDACE LIGHTNER, Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving
“DEEPLY INTIMATE... I so appreciate the vulnerability and truth embedded in these stories.”
-DR. ERICA GOLDBLATT HYATT, Chair of Psychology, Bryn Athyn College
“BRAVE... The brave individuals who share their truth in this book do it for the benefit of all.”
-CAROLYN COSTIN - Founder, Monte Nido Treatment Centers
“VITAL... Grief Diaries gives voice to the thousands who face this painful journey every day. Often alone in their time of need, these stories will play a vital role in surrounding each reader with warmth and comfort as they seek healing in the aftermath of their own loss.” -JENNIFER CLARKE, obstetrical R.N., Perinatal Bereavement Committee at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center
“HOPE . . . These stories reflect the authentic voices of individuals at the unexpected moment their lives were shattered and altered forever. Moments of strength in the midst of indescribable pain, resilience in the midst of rage; hope while mired in despair.” —SHERIFF SADIE DARNELL, Alachua County, Florida; Chair, Florida Cold Case Advisory Commission
“ACCURATE . . . These accounts portray an accurate picture of just what full-force repercussions follow the taking of a life.” JAY HOWELL, U.S. Senate Investigator, Former Florida State Prosecutor, Co-founder - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
“WONDERFUL . . .Grief Diaries is a wonderful computation of stories written by the best of experts, the bereaved themselves. Thank you for building awareness about a topic so near and dear to my heart.” -DR. HEIDI HORSLEY, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University, Author, Co-Founder of Open to Hope Organization