Local author holds book signing for book inspired by her mother


A local author was signing copies of her book Saturday at the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library.  

Linda Zimmer’s first book, titled “Playing with memory,” is a personal memoir of her helping her mother cope with dementia. 

Zimmer gained inspiration through her mother, as well as other patients with similar conditions. 

The book can serve as a guide for those that are caring for a loved one who is battling a mental illness through arts.  

Zimmer is an experience writer, but this is likely the most personal piece she’s ever done. 

“And initially, I was just working with my own mother. And then when it was necessary for her to move into a nursing home I became the expressive arts therapist there. And that’s when I really … Sort of everything came together. The kinds of work I had done before as a teaching artist, and a creative arts specialist and just applying it to this population,” said Zimmer 

The book, just released in November, is available on Amazon. 

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