ABOUT LYNDA CHELDELIN FELL:
Lynda Cheldelin Fell is an award-winning and international bestselling author, and creator of the 5-star book series Grief Diaries. Considered a pioneer in the field of inspirational hope in the aftermath of loss, Lynda has a passion for producing trailblazing projects that create a legacy of help, healing, and hope.
Born and raised in the pacific northwest, 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 23 titles, and has been published in the New York Daily News, Womens Health magazine, The Blaze Network, 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.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Grief Diaries is a ground-breaking series of anthology books featuring the poignant journeys of men and women around the world. The collection of true stories explores intimate aspects of different life experiences, and offers comfort and hope to those who share the same path.
The series began with eight books exploring losses shared by people around the world. Over a hundred people in six countries registered, and the books were launched in December 2015. Now home to more than 500 writers spanning the globe, Grief Diaries has 23 titles in print with another 20 set to be added in 2017.
“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: Loss by Impaired Driving is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. By sharing their stories, the reader will learn the true devastation that impaired driving causes, and perhaps 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 . . . Loss of a Parent is a deeply intimate, authentic collection of narratives that speak to the powerful, often ambiguous, and wide spectrum of emotions that arise from the loss of one's mother or father. I so appreciate the vulnerability and truth embedded in these stories, which honor and bear witness to the many forms of bereavement that arise in the aftermath of parental death."
-DR. ERICA GOLDBLATT HYATT, Chair of Psychology, Bryn Athyn College
“MOVING . . . We learn from stories throughout life. In Grief Diaries: Loss of a Parent the stories are not only moving but often provide a rich background for any mourner to find a gem of insight that can be used in coping with loss. Reread each story with pen in hand and you will find many that are just right for you.” -DR. LOUIS LAGRAND, Author of Healing Grief, Finding Peace
“STUNNING . . . Grief Diaries treats the reader to a rare combination of candor and fragility through the eyes of the bereaved. Delving into the deepest recesses of the heartbroken, the reader easily identifies with the diverse collection of stories and richly colored threads of profound love that create a stunning read full of comfort and hope.” -DR. GLORIA HORSLEY, President of Open to Hope Foundation
“WONDERFUL . . .Loss of a Sibling is a wonderful computation of stories written by the best of experts, bereaved siblings' themselves. Although this bond is one of life’s longest and most unique relationships, sibling loss is often minimized and unacknowledged. 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, Grief Expert, Author, and Co-Founder of Open to Hope Organization
“CAPTIVATING . . . Grieving for the Living is an inside look at the secret feelings we all experience as we navigate fragile relationships. The narrations are captivating, and will surely resonate deep within the hearts of those who face similar challenges." -DEANA L. MARTIN, Certified Grief Coach, Author, & Vice President of Cry for Me, No More
“HOPE AND HEALING . . . You are a pioneer in this field and you are breaking the trail for others to find hope and healing.”
-KRISTI SMITH, Bestselling Author & International Speaker
“INCREDIBLE . . . Thank you so much for doing this project. it’s absolutely incredible!” -JULIE MJELVE, Founder, Grieving Together
“A FORCE . . .The writers of this project, the Grief Diaries anthology series, are a force to be reckoned with. I'm betting we will be agents of great change."
-MARY LEE ROBINSON, Author and Founder of Set an Extra Plate initiative
“GLOBAL . . .One of The Five Facets of Healing mantras is together we can heal a world of hurt. This anthology series is testimony to the power we have as global neighbors to do just that.” -ANNAH ELIZABETH, Founder of The Five Facets of Healing
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