Lynda Harrison Hatcher was born and raised in Greenville, S.C. She has loved Richmond, VA. since 1982, but South Carolina is where her heart lives. Hatcher is married, has a son, a daughter, and two stepsons. She has served on the board of the John Henry Watkins Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes lasting recovery among young adults, ages 14 to 25. A portion of book proceeds will be donated to this life-changing organization.

Mothering Addiction is Hatcher’s first book, answering a call to write it to make sense of the madness. 

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What I’m Reading

Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle

• Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

• The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home, by Denise Kiernan

• Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns

• Educated, by Tara Westover

• The Girl with Seven Names: A Northern Korean Defector’s Story, by Hyeonseo Lee

• A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

• We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter


And one day
she discovered
that she was fierce,
and strong
and full of fire,
and that not even
she could
hold herself back
because her passion
burned brighter
than her fears.