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General InformationName: Linda Sommer Farley
Pen Name: None

Born: 1947 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection
Linda was born in and currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information
Linda Sommer Farley tells us what life was like for her growing up. She shares with us the trauma of having an abusive grandfather and a mother with a gambling addiction and how it effected her throughout her life. Linda came from a large family of eight children. She was the sixth child and she was responsible for her younger brother and sister when no one was at home. She also expresses her embarrassment of growing up poor and the challenges she faced through her school years due to her poverty. Linda Sommer Farley is a proven survivor. She wrote A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather with the purest of intentions - to help others.

A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather is available at:

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A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather: Linda Sommer Farley: 9781413775198 1413775195: Books: DealOz

It can also be purchased at Borders Express Book Store - White Oaks mall - Springfield, Illinois.

Linda Sommer Farley

Published Works
A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather, Publish America, 2005
Titles for Purchase
A Childhood Taken Away by a Mother and Grandfather
ISBN: 1413775195
Release Date: 2005-04-18

Literary Awards
Farley received a WICS Volunteer 20 award from the station, was the 1997 volunteer of the year for outstanding service and leadership on behalf of the Central Illinois Food Bank and volunteered for eight years at St. Patrick’s School.
Farley also helped at the St. Martins de Porres Center for 12 years.
She received a patent in 2001, Farley has had articles published in various newspapers and magazines.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links
Linda Sommer Farley on WorldCat

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