Author with a heart with all those visited by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And, I have a heart for all victims suffering due to unjust actions of others.
Linda Diane Wattley is a published writer who began her first work of art with poetry. The poem, “I Wish” appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over twelve years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper titled “The Best Will Show Themselves”. In her weekly column, Wattley shared a unique voice revealing her understanding of the heart of God. Heading into her thirteenth year of writing, she realized God had imparted a message to her to share with the world. This message was founded on love and God’s desire for His people to know Him individually and wholeheartedly. Knowing the power of words, she writes for readers to experience instant spiritual transformation.
Wattley established her spiritual foundation based on Mat 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. With this in mind, she acquired knowledge pertaining to God and spiritual matters by reading over a thousand books and counting and of course first and foremost the Bible. Along with this personal search of knowledge, she attended the University of Akron studying courses in Psychology, Sociology and Writing. Her greatest accomplishment is her satisfaction of knowing she was obedient to God.
Wattley has appeared as a contributed writer for the online magazines including: Faith Writers, The Wright Side of Me Productions, The Blessed Room and Cheers where she shared Inspirational and thought provoking messages to readers. She is also a contributing of anthologies: The Triumph of My Soul edited by Elissa Gabriel and This Far by Faith with Vanessa Miller as editor.
Wattley’s heartfelt desire is to use her gifts and talents to assist in the healing process of victims who have experienced all forms of abuse. She is known for her healing trilogy: Something about an Angel, Deeper than Love, and This Thing Called Love. This series was for those have been abused and those who love them and would like to understand the soulful altering experience. Last Day of Victimization was also written as a self-help book to aid in the healing process of victimization.
Today, God has awakened her to a new and extremely important message to share with the world. We must become more conscious of PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; she is presenting her newest work: Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously edited by Shari Love. This work reveals the reality of the impact this disorder have on our veterans and civilian people’s lives. It takes you deep within the soul of the inner dynamics of this disorder. Stress and Trauma is guiding us farther away from love. Truth and understanding will guide us to self-love and love for our fellowman.
When Wattley is not writing, she enjoys her family; Mother Jacqueline M. Bushner, sons: Robert D. Wattley III, Marcus, daughter-in-law Katie and her granddaughters Jaelynn and Myla.