Lynda Cheldelin Fell

Lynda Cheldelin Fell is founding partner of the International Grief Institute and international bestselling author of over 35 books including the award winning Grief Diaries series. A retired firefighter/EMT and bereaved mother, Lynda has a background in trauma, grief, and critical incident stress management, and develops educational content and certifications.

A national keynote speaker and educator, she has curated over 2,000 stories by over 700 people in 11 countries and has interviewed societal figures about loss including Martin Luther King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King, and Heaven is For Real’s Pastor Todd Burpo.

Lynda is a member of the continuing education faculty at Whatcom Community College, and has earned seven national literary awards and five national advocacy award nominations for her work.

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