Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.
Author, writing coach, therapist

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D., President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & Co-President of the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco, is the author of "Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness;" "The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story," and a new workbook "The Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing." She co-teaches the program Write your Memoir in Six Months with Brooke Warner. She also coaches writers, and offers teleseminars and workshops nationally.

Linda has won prizes for fiction, memoir and poetry, including the First Prize, Jessamyn West Fiction Contest; Finalist, San Francisco Writing Contest for Secret Music, a novel about the Kindertransport; First Prize, poetry, East of Eden Contest, and First Prize Carol Landauer Life Writing Contest. She received First Prize in the Jack London Writing Contest and the Bay Area Independent Publishing Association Gold Medal Award for the first edition of her memoir, Don’t Call Me Mother.

In addition, Linda is a therapist with a private practice in Berkeley, CA.