I'm a writer, x-ray technologist, and mental health advocate living on a ranch in Canada with my husband and dogs.
Miriam Verheyden has been a lumberjack, church organist, veggie washer and bookseller. She is now an x-ray technologist who writes about life, love, sobriety, mental health, and becoming brave.
During her downtime Miriam loves to hike, cross-country ski, kayak, write poetry, or relax in her hammock reading a book.
She grew up in Germany and dropped out of college at age 23 to move to Canada to be with her much-older, father-of-4, not-quite-divorced-yet lover. It's a great story with a happy ending, so she wrote her first book Let's Pretend This is Normal about it.
Her second book Quit the Hustle explores our society's unhealthy obsession with the hustle, and the danger of a culture that continually wants us to feel that we are not good enough.
In her latest book Everything is Broken and Completely Fine she openly shares what it's like to live with a mental illness, her history of self-medicating with alcohol, and her experience of being a healthcare worker during the pandemic.
Miriam believes that being true to yourself is your superpower, and she writes stories about how owning your truth will set you free.
Miriam is working on her first piece of women's fiction, which will come out in the fall of 2024. It's a story about female empowerment, friendship, starting over in middle age, and meeting small-mindedness with grace, humour, and kindness.