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1930’S ROYAL TYPEWRITER COURTESY OF COVET DECOR AND LAFAYETTE COLLECTIBLES AND FLEA MARKET, LAFAYETTE, CO

 First Place Memoir

First Place Memoir

 
      Second Place Religion/Spirituality

     Second Place Religion/Spirituality

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2016 CIPA EVVY Award Winner

The CIPA EVVY awards is an international competition, and one of the longest-running book award contests for Indie publishers.  Alchemy of the Afterlife was a winner in two of the most competitive categories.

 

Alchemy of the Afterlife - A Memoir

"As the body gets weaker, the spirit gets stronger," Linda Kinnamon repeatedly tells her patients. Being a hospice nurse she spends her days caring for and visiting the terminally ill. But in the pre-dawn hours, as her patients near death, they occasionally pay her a visit instead.

Whether it’s perfume drifting through a room or a touch on the shoulder, the strength of spirit displayed at the end of life is as unique as the individual.  Alchemy of the Afterlife is a memoir of life AFTER death based on Linda’s childhood as an orphan combined with her adult experiences as a hospice nurse. These encounters reveal both a glimmer of heaven and a flash of hell.

This is a child's story about surviving abuse and neglect, only to be comforted by a visit from her mother, a visit that took place four years after her mother’s death. It’s a nurse's story about patients of all beliefs, and their evolution from life to afterlife minus the harps and halos.  Most of all, it’s an uplifting and universal story of the golden transformation we will all experience at death, a transformation with the heart of pure love.

 
The “magic” in Alchemy of the Afterlife comes from hospice-nurse Kinnamon’s remarkable skills as both writer and storyteller — talents which create an enjoyable read and easily transform the reader from skeptic to believer. For anyone who has ever grieved the loss of a loved one or who simply has a curiosity about “what’s next,” this is a book to read. The author knows of what she writes!
— Patricia Schudy - Goodreads review
I recently began volunteering at a comfort house, where residents are cared for with love and compassion. We also provide support to the resident’s families and friends. This book has provided me with much needed insight of the process of dying.
— Clara Moran - Amazon review
One of the most heart warming and enjoyable books I have ever read. Linda’s style of writing communicates extraordinary authenticity while stirring up in the reader a gamut of experiences....laughter, sadness, insight, inspiration. Linda writes in her story, “we minister out of our pain”. As a nurse myself this statement really resonated deeply within me and her story beautifully communicates how this is true of her ministry. I so very much enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it for anyone dealing with loss or for anyone who just appreciates authentic communication.
— Madelyn - Amazon review
Loved it... I’m interested in hospice care since my mother’s very comforting experience with this organization. And, Linda is not only a hospice nurse but has supernatural experiences with the dying.
— Jan - Goodreads review