IndieView with Linda I. Meyers, author of The Tell

I started writing the book after my husband died in 2007. It was hard to about my difficult marriage to my children’s father. I wanted to provide that for my grandchildren. Meyers – 1 June 2018
The Back Flap
Linda I. Jo Ann Beard’s Boys of My Youth was an honest exposition that modeled the use of the compilation of personal essays into memoir. Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished? We all know how important it is for writers to read. Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Meyers was twenty-eight and the mother of three little boys when her mother, after a lifetime of threats, killed herself. Do you outline? It visits Jewish Brooklyn in the ‘30s, bungalow colonies in the ‘50s and the women’s movement in the ‘70s. I have hired JKS Communications as my publicist. How long did it take you to write it? I decided to go with SheWritesPress, a hybrid press, because I wanted professional guidance and a quick publication. About Publishing
What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? If so can you please describe it? I did not want the book to be in publication as long as it was in gestation. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? Bach and Rachmaninoff. It is other author’s stories that trigger an idea that gets me off the couch and to my desk. Bolstered by the women’s movement of the seventies, she left her marriage, went to college, started a successful family acting business, and established a fulfilling career. Get your copy of   The Tell from Amazon US or Amazon UK. Women who have overcome tragedy. I would definitely recommend a hybrid press. End of Interview:
For more from Linda visit her website or like her Facebook page. Brooklyn
Where do you live now? Linda I. Where did you get the idea from? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? About nine years. I don’t outline. About the book
What is the book about? Do you have a target reader? Was it a particular event or a gradual process? After the promotion of The Tell is over I would like to write a memoir about the years I was stalked by a former patient. I think they did a beautiful job. The Tell is the story of before and after my mother’s suicide and how her death changed my life. It is a memoir. What are you working on now? I wish I’d known more about my parent’s and grandparent’s lives. Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? I struggled with how to tell the truth as I lived it from the truth as they imagined it. I wanted to see it in print. Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? About You
Where did you grow up? Do you listen to music while you write? Women who are interested in the women’s movement of the ‘70s and women who appreciate that coming of age takes a lifetime. NYC
What would you like readers to know about you? It tells the story of how, after her suicide, I left my husband, began college and started a family acting business. What came easily? Staggered by conflicting feelings of relief and remorse, Linda believed that the best way to give meaning to her mother’s death was to make changes to her own life. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? Surprisingly, and for reasons I don’t fully understand, it was easy to write the chapter of my mother’s suicide. I begin by reading memoirs. It is a story of emancipation and purpose. It was done by SheWritesPress. Written with irony and humor and sprinkled with Yiddish, The Tell is one woman’s inspirational story of before and after, and ultimately of emancipation and purpose. About Writing
Do you have a writing process? If it’s going well, I don’t want to stop—I can edit later, but if I’m struggling, then I keep retracing my steps until I find my direction. That I’m having a very exciting third act. It depends if I’m in the flow. If it’s going well, I don’t want to stop—I can edit later, but if I’m struggling, then I keep retracing my steps until I find my direction. When the writing is going well, it is dictated by my unconscious. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? When did you start writing the book?