For Her Writing Classes:
“Although you commented that the class goes deep because we do, you really do a wonderful job of guiding, encouraging, and deepening the conversation as well as developing this terrific avenue of expression for our thoughts, feelings, observations, etc. All your years of therapy, spiritual work, and writing work clearly show, as well as your innate gifts.”
—Fern and Barbara, on Linda’s writing classes
For Slipper Camp:
“I cannot speak highly enough about my experience in participating in your Writer’s Online Boot Camp. I needed an excuse to start writing again and your 10 day Boot Camp was the perfect kick in the pants that I needed. What I had not expected, however, was how much I learned about myself as a writer and how much I enjoyed the process of being a writer. I also appreciated the open and honest feedback you provided at the end of the Boot Camp. I am current working on several writing projects which came directly out of those 10 day Boot Camp exercises.”
Testimonials for the first Alchemy of Healing:
“We were all glowing under your encouragement and support. I am so honored to have been part of the group.
Yoga prior to writing unleashed such a lovely atmosphere for responding to your well thought out prompts. It was a most enjoyable, most memorable day.”
“Thank you everyone for a beautifully intense, thoughtful, thought provoking, special and healing day. I was awed by your talents and grateful for the warmth and encouragement given to me – a novice!
If you had just smiled, it would have been enough, if you had just smiled and said kind words… It would have been enough…if you had just smiled, said kind words and hugged… It would have been enough!!!!!
Anne and Linda- you were both perfect!!!!! Thank you for making this happen – and please thank your caterers and cookie “dealers” for the scrumptious food!
When is the next one?!”
“Thank you everyone for a beautiful “Spa Day”. It changed my whole outlook.I have been bragging all week to my family and friends how one wonderful day with such a beautiful group of women has filled my heart with joy, with understanding, with new life.
I was feeling loss, no, that I had died inside. But you ladies breathed life into me…I was lifted by your kindness and honesty.”
For her Creative Workshops
“Hi Linda! Thank you again for an exhilarating experience today…That’s the best description of the day I can come up with..a kind of jump start on feeling and acting creatively! I really enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing the scope of our creative powers.”
“Hi Linda, Yes! That was a great time. I came away from it feeling really energized and lots more comfortable and confident about sharing my creativity with others out “there” in the world.”
Praise for the Novel Tears and Tequila
“A big-hearted novel informed by the authors’ compassion and real-life experience in the field of grief, Tears and Tequila is chockablock with humor, hope, and the promise of consolation.”
—Leah Hager Cohen, author of The Grief of Others, Train Go Sorry, No Book but the World, I don’t know, and more
“Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautman have created a world that you want to inhabit in Tears and Tequila. Yes, it’s about grief, but that is overtaken by love, redemption and rebirth – and a lot of laughter!”
—Bethany Rooney, television director and producer, The Wonder Years, Beverly Hills, 90210, Crossing Jordan, and more
“This novel about love, loss and renewal will make you laugh, cry and invest in the lives portrayed. With compassion and a light hand which only true understanding can provide, the authors impart important life lessons on how to cope with grief and find a new path to happiness.”
—Edie Lutnick Co-Founder and President, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
“Tears and Tequila is a page-turning story filled with unique characters, whose adventures reveal the true nature of grief: painful and sad, yes, but also marked by humor, irreverence and, ultimately, transformation. “
—Hope Edelman, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers, Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son, and more
“At some point in our lives all of us will be forced to endure grief. Tears and Tequila eloquently and humorously portrays the agony that we must deal with to come to terms with the finality of death. There truly is a light at the end of the tunnel and this special book beautifully depicts this.”
—Melissa Rivers, actress, television host, and producer
“Joey Lerner is long overdue for reinvention and restoration. Readers will love Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautman’s Joey, and her bittersweet and often humorous journey, As Joey goes from handyperson to grief group counselor in a rundown learning center called “Oasis,” she finds refuge, love and ultimately her own path.”
—Leora Krygier, author of When She Sleeps, Juvenile Court, and First the Raven
“Linda Schreyer and Jo-Ann Lautman have succeeded in creating a page-turner of a novel about youthful widows and widowers without succumbing to mind numbing stereotypes and outdated stage theories. Set in a magical realm called Oasis, where grievers come to heal and grow, the grief group members infuse the book with vitality and their own unique voices as they share their pain, sorrow and even some light-hearted fun. Tears and Tequila, takes readers on the roller coaster that is grief, while reminding us that human beings can learn to live, love and thrive after untimely loss.”
—Lauren Schneider LCSW at Our House Grief Support Center- Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Programs