Rebecca Collins describes her latest book on caregiving (published in late fall of 2016) as containing "heartwarming and inspiring letters that will ignite hope from despair in the heart of the caregiver."
Rebecca, who took care of her late mother for almost seven years, writes from personal experience of the "rollercoaster of emotions involved in giving care to someone: joy, frustration, forgiveness, bitterness, anger, exhaustion, expectation, disappointment and loneliness." She believes her book "will help cargivers inspire to new heights of caring and loving . . ."
Rebecca has written and published three other books on caregiving:
Diary of a Mad Caregiver (2010; available through Amazon Books)
Dear Caregiver: Letters of Hope and Encouragement for Parents and Caregivers of Special Needs Individuals (2015; available through Amazon Books)
Caring for the Caregiver: Ten Ways to Get Started
Rebecca has also written and illustrated a children's book entitled When Dinosaurs Lived in the Land of Oz (2015; available through Amazon Books). In addition to her books, she has written and published articles in several national magazines.
Rebecca, who was born in Atlanta, graduated from Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia, where she met her husband, Douglas. They both graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Education. Doug went into the field of medicine later, and Rebecca taught school. She has also worked as a church librarian.
Rebecca and Doug have lived in Japan and Germany, which has given them a unique perpective on life and a love for people of different cultures. They now reside on a mini farm outside Blairsville, Georgia. In addition to working with their animals, Rebecca also enjoys gardening. They have two children, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Rebecca leads a respite and support group for caregivers called "We Care" at their church.
Copies of Dear Caregiver: Encouragement and Hope for Caregivers can be purchased through Amazon Books.