A poem penned and published in The Gazette was the start of a writing career for a former Port Alice woman.
Lauren Elliott (maiden name Wells) grew up in Port Alice until the age of 17.
“I have an old scrapbook filled with Gazette articles from my hockey playing days,” said Elliott.
“I actually had a Groundhog Day poem published in the Gazette when I was in Grade 2 and I often refer to that as the first time I considered myself a writer,” she said.
Elliott’s first book, Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess, has just been published March 25.
When your life looks fabulous from the outside, others can find it hard to take your problems seriously. Contrary to what popular culture would lead you to believe, a strong, healthy or glamourous exterior does not protect people from hurting.
Author, fitness model and self-proclaimed ‘ex hot mess’ L.K. Elliott fought through years of depression, and found that only through developing a relationship with herself was she able to break the cycle. Now, in her new book, she’s offering the sum of her experiences to inspire others to climb out of darkness.
Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess, published through FriesenPress, is not your typical self-help book.
Tired of dry manuals and complex medical jargon – books that put their readers to sleep instead of invigourating them – Elliott decided to take an edgy, dynamic approach. Armed with relentless optimism, cheeky encouragement and no patience for excuses, she offers her tried-and-true solutions.
Through Elliott’s message of hope, the life of your dreams becomes attainable.
Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess is available for order from the FriesenPress Bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, and from most online retailers.
Readers can also purchase the ebook on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo and GooglePlay. Elliott is a former member of the National Women’s Hockey League. She believes vehemently that life is to be enjoyed, and is passionate about sharing her message of personal growth and triumph over negativity and depression.
She currently lives in Fort McMurray, Alberta but never forgets her small-town Port Alice, British Columbia roots.
This is her first book.