Linda Abbott is a public relations executive, award-winning journalist and author. In 2014 she launched Never Forget Legacies & Tributes to put her communication skills to work to help individuals and families share their stories in beautiful heirloom quality life story books.
Abbott learned the hard way about preserving memories when her father died of a sudden heart attack in September 2009. "I spent my life around that kitchen table listening to his stories--he had a fantastic memory and could remember his days in the Air Force like they were yesterday. Yet out of the blue he passed away, and now those stories are gone. I would give anything to get them back."
Throughout her career, she has interviewed hundreds of individuals from all walks of life. "I love talking to people about their lives--what they've achieved, what they've overcome, the sacrifices they've made for their children--it's always inspiring. I feel truly blessed to do this work."
An accomplished writer, Abbott has penned hundreds of stories about individuals and businesses throughout her career. Her columns and thought-leadership pieces have been published under the bylines of CEOs in major newspapers and business magazines. In 2014, she published her debut novel, Ten Days In Paradise, a family drama set on Sanibel Island, which was just released as an audiobook by Tantor Media.
Abbott splits her time between Bonita Springs, Florida, and Middleton, Wisconsin. Favorite pastimes are reading, biking, walking on the beach, enjoying nature and spending time with family. She has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University, and is a member of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce.
“I really enjoyed the process of revisiting memories from my past. What is truly rewarding is the interest my children and grandchildren have shown in my book.
This is one of the most valuable gifts I’ve ever given my family.”
-Jan, a retired nurse and homemaker from Wisconsin.
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