As a child, Linda’s inspiration, leadership and determination enabled her and her siblings to win all-inclusive trips for her family to Disneyland for 3 consecutive years! Linda shares this wisdom: you can make your dreams come true, don’t be afraid to try new things and set the goals that you are most important to you. Linda has a daughter with special needs. Her advice to caretakers? Recognize that you will have your hard days. Put one foot in front of the other, give it your best shot, don’t give up and keep trying. Good things will happen.
Linda Atwell lives in Silverton, Oregon with her husband, John. She earned her BA from George Fox College, but it is her entrepreneurial and adventuresome spirits that have inspired her career goals. Atwell owned a successful home décor business for ten years before switching to adjusting catastrophe insurance claims and climbing roofs for a living. Now she writes. Her first book, Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs was recently released by She Writes Press and was the selected Winner in the 6th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the categories of Relationships and Parenting & Family. Loving Lindsey was also selected as a Finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards. In addition, her award-winning work has appeared in print and online magazines. Atwell irregularly writes a blog about her daughter with special needs. She is happiest traveling the world and hopes to get fifty stamps in her passport before it expires.
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