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Life for Linda Caine should hold no fears. As a contented wife and mother, she should have everything to live for. Yet a blackness has started to leak into her thoughts. Images flash through her head leaving her stunned and breathless. On the face of it there is no rational explanation for the way she feels. Linda believes there is something malign inside her. But in the back of her mind a voice tells her over and over again that everything will be okay. When it finally gets too much, she can always simply die. 'How shall I die if that time comes? I need to know these things. They have to be planned.' It must look like an accident. She will deliberately drive off the road on her way home from her weekly shopping trip. After all, who commits suicide with a load of groceries in their car?
The raw and powerful journey Linda takes with her psychotherapist Robin Royston to discover what lies at the heart of her depression will leave you shocked. The secrets in her African childhood and adolescence are buried so deep that to reveal them may destroy her completely. Together Linda and Robin race to unravel the clues, before it is too late.
Daddy's Moon is Linda Caine's remarkable and uplifting story from the agonies of mental breakdown to the painful piecing together of the past that was vital for her survival. Both her courage and Robin's persistence during the process show the power of the human spirit at its most indomitable and inspiring.
Linda Caine was born in Zimbabwe, Africa, and was raised in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Apart from a fifteen month period during which she and her father opened an African Art Gallery in Los Angeles, she lived in Africa until 1976, at which time she and her family immigrated to England. Linda, her husband, and two teenage children then immigrated to the United States in June 1992. The fact that her grandfather (who joined his pioneer brother in Zimbabwe - which was, at that time, Southern Rhodesia in 1889) was American has made 'returning' to America to live very special to her, and she and her family are now happily settled in California.
As much of her life was spent in rather remote areas that did not have the benefit of art colleges, Linda turned to nature and books to teach herself drawing, painting, calligraphy and photography. Her love of art extends not only to the challenge of using different mediums, but also to different subjects, and her work ranges from delicate colored pencil drawings of glassware and reflections, to animals in oils and pastels, and flowers, birds and butterflies in watercolor.
As a freelance calligrapher and artist, she has exhibited and sold her work privately and through galleries in England and America, and her calligraphy, drawings and paintings are hung in private collections in Zambia, Zimbabwe, England, The Isle of Man, France and America.
Having lived a very eventful and, at times, traumatic, life, Linda was asked to write her autobiography. Her book Out of the Dark, was co-written with her psychotherapist, Robin Royston. In April, 2003, it was released in the English language in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It was also released in the German language, under the title Ich pfluck dir den Mond vom Grunde des Meeres in Germany, and in the Dutch language under the title Het Spoor van de Maan in Denmark. Out of the Dark was available in the United States, in autumn, 2004.
In 2006, John Furse, award winning Film and Television Director, Screenwriter and Producer, began writing the screenplay for Out of the Dark. You may read more about this in the Film section. In 2007 Linda also began working on a documentary with Jeff Hall, who has won many awards for his Audio/Visual studio, Maximus Media. This documentary will primarily be to encourage those who are hurting, as well as those who are caring for them, never to give up.