A Winding Road: A Journey of Life and Faith

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Linda Ruth Brooks, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 42 pages
There are over 30 poems in Linda's latest book, 'A Winding Road'. With her usual fearless honesty, Linda approaches the presence of God through the light and darkness of life. Both lost and found, she chronicles the path from her first confronting days of nursing at eighteen, to the present. With the courage of vulnerability, in her latest collection of poetry, Linda invites us to walk a mile in her shoes – that very human journey of life and faith.“I have fought in the trenches. I lost, and won. The losses often felt larger than the gains. Unlike my schooldays, in God's schoolroom, I chafed at the lessons. Who was God? Who was I? Life's answers aren't outlined on page or in song, they are lived – in, and through.”

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Linda was born and raised in Cooranbong, a small country town on the east coast of Australia, near Lake Macquarie. Her friends tell her she should be a stand-up comedienne, which is a good way to terrify Linda; she would rather write and paint.A Curious & Inelegant Childhood is Linda's first published book. She uploaded many of her warm and humorous stories to 'The Making of Modern Australia' website, run by the ABC, where they regularly ended up in the Highest Rated section. Her story A Dangerous Time was chosen by the producers as one of a few Featured Stories. Her stories also landed on top of the pile with readers and she caught the eye of a publisher. Her second book, I'm not broken, I'm just different is the story of her motherhood of a son with Asperger's Syndrome, and contains a feature chapter by Professor Tony Attwood. She has written and illustrated a companion book for children, which also deals with Asperger's, Callan the Chameleon.Linda is currently working on her next novella; based on her nursing training and experience. She has written and illustrated several other children's books and Under the Bracken Fern, a 'children's story for adults' dealing with child abuse. With a background in nursing, and a lot of life in general, she feels she has plenty more to write about.Visit her author site at www.lindaruthbrooks.com

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