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A Fine Mess
My book cover photo is from a 1920s silent movie. I love it! This is exactly how you feel when life slams you with a fine mess. STUNNED.

I wrote my Amazon bestseller, A Fine Mess, a few months after I’d finished breast cancer treatment. I had bad chemo hair, a new perspective on life, and a burning desire to help people going through their own fine messes. ie/ Divorce, job loss, illness, death, getting left at the altar wearing a dress worth more than your car… and all sorts of other shit-show situations.

One thing I knew for sure. I didn’t want it to be a cancer book (although I do share parts of my story) because my odd little book is designed for anyone going through crap. When you’re stressed out, reading can be tough. But yet you need inspiration and a laugh to keep you going. So I wrote short, quirky, frank, and funny essays; had the book beautifully illustrated, and made sure there’s a healthy dose of weird. A Fine Mess can be your new bathroom reader – I won’t be offended!

I wrote it in a few months, spent several more months finding a publisher, and then 2 years later – BOOM – my publisher launched A Fine Mess during the pandemic. Who knew what craziness we’d be living in now? If you’re in need of a laugh, some black humor, and a new way of looking at life? Read A Fine Mess.

The national media have raved about it across Canada: CTV, Global, Breakfast Television, 630 CHED radio and many more!

“Witty. Pragmatic. Reminiscent of Anne Lamott.” – Goodreads Reviewer

Available online at major booksellers worldwide.

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