Susin Nielsen got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit TV show. Since then, Nielsen has written for many Canadian TV series.
Nielsens first two young adult novels, Word Nerd and Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom, received critical acclaim and multiple Young Readers Choice Awards. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen won the prestigious Governor Generals Literary Award, the Canadian Library Associations Childrens Book of the Year and many Young Readers Choice Awards. She lives in Vancouver with her family and two extremely destructive cats.
My Messed-Up Life
(Paperback) - 2018
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SynopsisViolet is not impressed with her TV director dad: hes decided to abandon his family in Vancouver to start over with a new younger wife in LA. To Violet, its like hes traded his old life for a better one complete with new and improved children. To make matters worse, her mom has taken up with a dorky new man called Dudley Wiener.
Violet decides to take control. She needs a new stepfather who is perfect, charming and will show Dad what hes missing.
- Published: 2018
- ISBN: 9781783445523
- Age Range: 12+ years