I have been writing stories for as long as I could write, but I spent the first 20 years of my life dreaming up escapist and fantastical fiction, forgetting that I was sitting on (or technically under) my very own magical story: the story of my brain. 

I have had OCD for around 10 years, and it has revealed itself in many ways, requiring a range of techniques to manage it and, perhaps, find the beauty in it. I can't change the way I am, so perhaps I can learn to love it instead.

I am working on a self-help memoir aimed at people like me who overthink, people who feels anxious and alone, and of course fellow OCDs. It covers reconnecting with your desires, a breakdown of how we become the worriers we are, and tons of tips on relationships, work, treatments and self-care.

My darling book baby is represented by The Good Literary Agency. 

To learn more, please go to my Contact page linked above. And to get a glimpse into how I experience OCD and overthinking, check out my YouTube channel below.

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All Books, Writing, Children's Illustration and Comics: Copyright Lauren du Plessis 2019.

Photos by Karina Mazurek.