March 6, 2014 Roundtable Discussion
Linda Bello Ruiz, Gold Medal Prize Winner
4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT
Linda (Cassells) Bello-Ruiz has written an award-winning memoir From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope. Originally from Redwood Valley, CA. She co-founded and directed The House of Hope in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Having never written a book, Linda did not she see herself as a “writer.” She had to navigate a steep learning curve to achieve her dream. Not only did she work hard on her book—I coached her through the writing journey—Linda had to learn about how to present her book to the world and the various options/stages of publication. She worked hard in unfamiliar territory to achieve her well-deserved award, just as she worked hard in Costa Rica against all odds to create a safe haven for lost girls.
In this informative teleseminar, you will learn about the five things that helped Linda win her award.
- Perseverance against all odds—and passion for her subject
- How she assessed her audience
- The journey of finding her voice
- The editing and revision steps
- Her support team
Linda is the author of From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope, which won the Gold Medal Award in the 2013 Illuminations Book Awards (Memoir Division). Linda’s memoir tells the story of her remarkable journey from the darkness of despair and crushed dreams to the creation of a house of hope. A story about redemption, faith and purpose as she picked up the pieces of her crushed dreams and went on to co-found and direct The House of Hope for street girls, runaways and underage prostitutes in San Jose, Costa Rica. Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from USF and a master’s degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University, and worked as a bilingual vocational rehabilitation counselor in Santa Rosa, California for twenty-six years. The mother of four grown children, she divides her time between Lincoln, California and Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico. She is active in RotaryInspire Christian Writers, the Northern California Publishers and Authors Association, and is president of the Lincoln Hills Authors Resource Group.