We are Linda and Tegan, the authors of One Brave Thing a Day: A Mother’s Memoir of Training for Life, Death, and Triathlons. The book is Linda’s story of living with the uncertainty of a medically fragile daughter by finding hope and strength in training for triathlons (and training over 200 other women, too).
Linda Lewis Keeney is a mother of a disabled child, a certified home funeral guide, and a Heart Zones personal trainer. She has completed the Danskin Triathlon nine times, finished eleven half-marathons, and coached over 200 women for triathlons. As the founder of Singing Elephant productions, Linda worked with playwright Jason Francis to create and produce three one-woman plays. As a Weight Watchers meeting leader, Linda helps hundreds of people a week achieve their weight loss and fitness goals.
Linda is actively involved with children with disabilities, her church family, and coaching and mentoring the next generation in all areas of their lives.
She doesn’t have any tattoos, but Linda does have a very cool leather jacket that she wears when she and her husband Colin ride their Harley.
Linda and her family live in Seattle.
You can reach Linda by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-author Tegan Tigani cowrote My Life: Always Sunny Above the Clouds with Manny Lott, published by Classic Day Publishing in 2007. After graduating from Harvard with a concentration in History and Science, she moved from Rhode Island to Seattle and made the logical career choice: independent bookseller. She is now the event coordinator and children’s book buyer for Queen Anne Books in Seattle. A member of the American Booksellers Association and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, Tegan participates in PNBA panels, publishes recommendations in IndieBound, and serves on the PNBA Award Committee. Her writing about the Seattle literary scene appears online on Examiner.com. Her blog about food and reading is tsquaredblog.blogspot.com, and she guest blogs at randomactsofreading.com. With Linda’s encouragement, she got her home funeral guide certification and walks half-marathons, but she’ll leave the bikes to others for now.
You can reach Tegan by email: email@example.com.