Helping to Cover the Holes in Your Heart






Support Tara Jean here and her desire to support those with depression.

Taken from her page

My name is Tara Jean. I am an Ottawa based Child and Youth Worker who has a side passion of writing. Writing has been part of my life since childhood when I would write short stories and mediocre poems. It has continued to become and increasingly important part of my life. Waves is the first novel I have written with the intent to publish!

Contributors who support this project will allow me to:

  • Publish the novel in an eco-friendly manner.
  • Pay a local artist to illustrate the entire novel thus increasing the readers experience.
  • Pay shipping costs
  • Donate 10% of the raised funds to The Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s [CHEO’s] mental health unit. (The more the better!)

What happens if I DON’T reach my goal?

  • Less copies of waves
  • Less quality printing
  • Less $ to donate to CHEO

*When I struggled in my teens with depression, I was admitted to CHEO and received quality care. With recent budget cuts, I want to help CHEO be able to continue providing the best care for children & youth who are struggling.

The Impact

Through my teen years, I struggled severely with depression. Writing was my constant saviour.  For that reason, this project is exceptionally close to my heart.Waves allows readers into my personal struggles, triumphs and all of the spaces between. While writing waves, I highlighted the inner strength we all have while still acknowledging how hard it can be to access that strength at times. Waves will create a sense of support for readers and, hopefully, leave them feeling grounded.

Other Ways You Can Help:

I understand not everyone can contribute and that’s totally okay. Here are some free ways to help:

  • Share my campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Don’t forget to use the Indiegogo share tools!
  • DONATE prizes and perks 🙂

Thank you

You all have no idea how much this novel means to me and how deeply important I feel it is to publish novels surrounding mental health. Your support does not go unnoticed!

*Book art by Corinne Blouin-Hudon, animation and music by Alison McCarthy

Here’s the little surprise I was hinting at. STICKERS! Every 5$ donation on my indiegogo campaign page ( gets one of these!


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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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