Linda Hetzer’s Bio

Linda Hetzer

Linda Hetzer is a writer, editor, and speaker. She is the author of Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home, about getting rid of stuff and keeping the memories, and was interviewed about the book for both the AARP Newsletter and AARP Radio. She is author of The Simple Art of Napkin Folding, a best seller that was chosen by the hospitality industry for its students and Rainy Days and Saturdays, games, crafts, and adventures for kids that was chosen as a Book-of-Month Club Children’s Selection, as well as numerous other books. Linda has continued her writing with a blog Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned. She has edited books and presided over projects from initial concept to production for many clients including Hearst Books, Random House, Reader’s Digest, Sunset Publishing, Watson-Guptill Publications, Time-Life Books, the National Audubon Society, and Workman Publishing.

Linda has given talks on downsizing at many venues including Health Advocates for the Aging events, East End Temple, the New York Public Library, Brick Presbyterian Church, Church of the Transfiguration, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, and several apartment complexes in New York and Philadelphia.

She has created symposiums where she has been one of the featured speakers. They include A Graceful Exit: Organizing for the End of Your Life, with a panel of a financial expert, a lawyer, and a funeral home director and The Legacy Project: Creative Commemoration, which spoke to the question ‘How do you want to be remembered?’

She has also co-created a Talking Circle for women in their sixties which has been meeting regularly for several years.
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