How Heather got her HAT’ness back


An illustrated (true) story about what happens when we try so hard to fit-in and be-normal… that we forget who we really ARE.

For a preview of the book – as well as reviews from folks who have read it already, click here.

NB:  Regarding shipping:  because I have zero confidence in the South African Post Office, I use a reliable courier for shipping.  South Africans can expect to receive the book delivered to their door within 2 working days.  I use DHL to ship to the rest of the world.  The cost of reliable international shipping is (sadly) more than the book itself.  For this reason – international friends might find it cheaper to order directly from Amazon.  S’up to you.



My first book… is a quirky, illustrated story-about-my-life… told as a poem… and intended for grown-ups. 

Children can read it too if they want (parental guidance suggested for readers younger than 10)… but the book wasn’t intended as a children’s book.

The book is about how I lost myself… my MUCH’ness... my ME’ness… because I was trying so bloody hard to fit in and be normal.  And it’s about the impact that those decisions had on me… and (happily)… it’s about how I found myself again (decades later).   And how I learned to embrace and accept my unique’ness (exactly as I am – warts ‘n all)… and how I learned to take off my fake “I’m-fine” masks, step out of the shadows – and BE who I really am.  You can preview the first couple of pages by clicking here.

About these first edition copies:

These first edition copies were printed in South Africa (thanks to those who generously supported my crowdfunding campaign).  They are slightly different from the copies you’d receive if you ordered directly from Amazon.  They have a spot-varnish on the front cover and the inside cover has an illustrated pattern (whereas the inside covers of the Amazon-printed books are blank).  I don’t have an infinite supply of these first edition copies.  Once they’ve run out – future books will have to be ordered directly from Amazon.


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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 25.5 × 18.5 × 0.5 cm

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