I just wanted to give you a little update, as there have been some developments on the book front.

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, my publication date has been pushed back to late November/early December. Everything is fine on my end (despite the odd occasional Twitter meltdown and moment of self-doubt), and in a way it’s kind of a relief that I’ve got a bit more time. I’m certain that this will be for the best.

So, this means that 1) I’ve had to move my book launch party to January, and 2) I’m no longer going to have a stand at the Wellness and Beauty Expo. Because, well, without a book to promote it would just be me and a sad little empty table.

But, I’m still going to be a speaker at the event (EEK!), so if you fancy watching me squirm on stage for half an hour, gesticulate wildly and ramble about my recovery journey, book your ticket today! There will be other, much better, speakers than me there, I promise.

So that’s it. You can still pre-order my book, and I only hope that the extra time and work going into it will pay off. Here’s hoping it will be worth the wait.

Thank you to everyone who’s supported me on this journey so far. It’s been tough at times, but your kind words of encouragement have helped immensely.

Geek Magnifique book cover

 

It feels so surreal saying this, but my book is available to pre-order now. My ACTUAL BOOK! What?!?

I hope that sharing my story brings understanding to those who haven’t experienced OCD or emetophobia – and hope to those who have.

“What might you have seen if you looked at Melissa Boyle as a young child? Loving parents, smiling child, happiness. At least, that was what you saw from the outside. Inside, there was poison; constant change, conflicts with her parents, and an abuse that never really ended.

As Melissa grows, she becomes foul to the creature of anxiety, which manifests itself in emetophobia; a fear of vomiting. She grapples with this, with her history, and the fears she now has.

Geek Magnifique traces Melissa’s path through life, through the recovery of therapy, to where she stands tall today.”