In 1996, an announcer read Linda Ellis' poem 'The Dash' aloud on a syndicated radio programme, and to her surprise it became an instant, meteoric success. Live Your Dash captures and expands upon the theme of the original poem: It's not your birth or death that matters most, but how you spend each passing year. Linda shares her message of joy, hope, and positive energy through uplifting stories, essays and poetry, along with tales of people who have been 'touched by the dash', including Bob Dole, legendary football coach Lou Holtz, and American Idol winner David Cook. An inspiring look at life based on the fantastically successful poem.
Linda Ellis started writing poems as a child, and her work has been featured in bestselling books and magazines such as Family Circle, US News and World Report, and other major publications. Her poems have also appeared on local television and hundreds of radio programmes, including Radio Delilah.