Alumna Author Linda Commito '72 Shares Her Tales of Writing

November 3, 2011


by Tracy Palmer

A resident of Boulder, Colorado, Linda Commito credits her Stonehill education-and the altruistic nature of its community-for providing "a perfect foundation and a measure of inspiration" for her self-published book, which she says offers a timely and much needed message of hope and inspiration.

"What has been especially validating during this entire process are the amazing synchronicities, not only in the way that the stories were collected, but in how this book is now being shared and expressed in the world."

Best ideas come when: "...I am in nature. One of my favorite places has been Selby Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, where I spent many hours surrounded by banyan trees, palms, and exotic flowers, reflecting on ideas for this book."

What inspires you? "One of my passions is connecting people. Someone once told me that I am like an old-fashioned telephone operator, who plugs people into each other. Writing my book has been a wonderful opportunity to bring a lot of diverse people together; to introduce the storytellers to the readers, and to create an environment where people can connect and support each other."

To view a video created by Commito which discusses the book, visit here.

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