Linda Hughes is an award-winning author with honors from the National Writers Association, Writers Digest, and the American Screenwriters Association. For twenty years she traveled the globe in her career as a trainer and has been a subject matter expert for MSNBC, Fox News, and TNN. For a good chuckle, watch snatches of her interviews on YouTube at “1980s Hairdos with Linda Hughes.” Her most recent novel, Becoming Jessie Belle, is about visits from dead ancestor spirits. She enjoys writing about living people, too, and especially enjoyed working with the lively ladies in her anthologies. www.lindahughes.com

 

Books

Atlanta's Real Women

One afternoon, a group of women sat around a kitchen table discussing life. “Have any of you seen this reality show about Atlanta housewives?” one of them asked. Almost in unison, the women groaned. They laughed about how little resemblance these housewives bore to real Atlanta women. Thus the seeds for Atlanta’s Real Women were sewn.

Atlanta’s Real Women is 14 stories of hope, courage, resiliency, and strength to which any woman can relate. May this inspire you to share your story!

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Paperback | ISBN 978-1-937565-68-8 | 234 Pages
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
PHILOSOPHY / Feminism

 

What We Talk About When We're Over 60

Those of us who are over sixty are not amused at being compared to aging wine, and certainly not cheese. In this book thirty of us—writers, educators, businesswomen, motivational speakers, mothers, grandmothers, retirees, an artist, a hairdresser, a psychic, a farmer, a psychologist, and a dancer—each share a story about something that changed everything. We think that you—especially if you’re a woman over sixty—will laugh and cry and maybe gasp at these funny, enlightening, and bawdy tales because they’ll remind you of your own life. So read, enjoy, and reminisce. Then, we invite you to join us on Facebook to share what you like to talk about. Let’s do this over-sixty thing together.

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Paperback | ISBN 978-1-941165-23-2 | 310 Pages
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
PHILOSOPHY / Feminism

 

Becoming Jessie Bell

Jessie Belle Church hates her old coot of a boss for making her go on a stupid “Ancestry Quest” news assignment. After all, the thirty-year-old CNN newscaster is used to wearing designer gowns to art gallery openings with her filthy rich boyfriend, not schlepping through the jungle in sweaty shorts and a tee shirt with a gorilla of a cameraman. But there she is anyway, traipsing through Africa and Europe to follow the ancestry trail left by her DNA. However, when she’s visited each night by a different spirit of her female forebears, reliving the most exciting and terrifying events of their common yet extraordinary lives, Jessie Belle begins to emerge from her self-absorption to appreciate all that transpired in the past to give her the privileged life that she has today. And, even more shocking, she discovers just how tame and tantalizing that animal of a cameraman can be. Her world shifts on its axis as she takes the tales of her ancestors to heart and becomes the true Jessie Belle Church.

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Paperback | ISBN 978-1-941165-02-7 | 302 Pages
FICTION / General