September 7, 2017- Joe McGee will be sitting down with Linda Campanella on September 30th as part of his September Podcast with focus on meeting local authors. Linda is the author of, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go.” This book can be seen here on Linda’s website – Click Here. This podcast will be filmed from West Hartford, Connecticut.
More About Linda
Linda Campanella is a management consultant, mother, and wife who lives in West Hartford, CT. She also is a daughter whose grief following her terminally ill mother’s death flowed from her broken heart through her fingers and onto the blank pages of what became a memoir about her family’s determination to enjoy life even while anticipating death. Linda considers herself an accidental author; her book, she says, essentially wrote itself.
Published in August 2011, When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go is a personal memoir and loving tribute to the author’s mother. The book takes readers on an intimate and emotional journey from day of diagnosis through moment of death and into the few months of Linda’s being a motherless daughter. It has received many honors and awards, including being named a 2012 Nautilus Silver Medalist, a 2012 Living Now Book Awards gold medal winner, and a 2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist.
Since her mother’s death and her book’s publication, Linda has been interviewed and invited to give keynote speeches about terminal illness, joyful and purposeful living, dignified and peaceful dying, and the journey through grief to gratitude. She has become a very vocal and passionate advocate for compassionate end-of-life care, largely out of gratitude for her family’s experience with hospice. Linda has been interviewed and invited to give keynote speeches about terminal illness, joyful and purposeful living, dignified and peaceful dying, and moving through grief to gratitude. She has written op-eds and other published articles, testified before the Connecticut legislature, and given presentations at conferences focused on hospice and palliative care. She currently serves on the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare’s National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award Review Committee.
Before starting her own consulting company in 2001, Linda served as chief operating officer at Trinity College in Hartford. Previously she was a senior executive at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, and prior to that she was an aerospace trade negotiator in the executive branch of the federal government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in German from Amherst College and a master’s in international business from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, and they have three grown sons.
More information about Linda’s book and advocacy can be found at www.campanellabooks.com, on Facebook (Linda Campanella, Author), and on Twitter (@campanellalinda).