Linda Sommer Farley

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General Information

Name: Linda Sommer Farley

Pen Name: None

Born: 1947 in Springfield, Illinois

Website:

Email: LSommerF8@aol.com

Illinois Connection

Linda was born in and currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Linda Sommer Farley - One of the most beautiful aspects of life is the relationship and love between a mother and child. To go through life without a mother's love can be very difficult. An abusive grandfather and mother were traumatic parts of my life. At a very young age I had the responsibility of raising my younger brother and sister when no one was home. Being poor I was faced with many challenges during and beyond my school years due to poverty. In my book - A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather - I describe the difficulties and accomplishments that I have experienced in the painful and sometimes humorous segments of my life. I wrote this book with the purest of intentions - to in some way help others. I'm a great grandmother and I continue to write about my life experiences. "Never think that it is too late to accomplish something that is important to you. Be true to yourself." Farley is very involved in the community and has received many philanthropic Awards including but not limited to:

  • WICS Volunteer 20 award from the television station
  • 1997 volunteer of the year for outstanding service and leadership on behalf of the Central Illinois Food Bank
  • Volunteered for eight years at St. Patrick’s School
  • Helped at the St. Martins de Porres Center for 12 years
  • Received a patent in 2002 for unique pillows that she invented

Farley has had articles published in various newspapers and magazines. She has also received a personal card from Laura Bush about her book.

A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather can be purchased through:

  • Barnes & Noble.com - Book Search: Linda Sommer Farley
  • Amazon.com Linda Sommer Farley - A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather
  • Amazon.Ca/Childhood Taken Away - Mother and Grandfather
  • www.Publish America.com /1413775195

Published Works

  • A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather, America Star Books, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather

ISBN: 1413775195
Release Date: 2005-04-18

Find on World Cat


Literary Awards

WomensSelfEsteem.com Featured Book of the Month for February 2006

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Linda at: LSommerF8@aol.com

External Links

Linda Sommer Farley on WorldCat

Linda Sommer Farley on Amazon

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