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Jean Brown

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Hello! I'm a writer and work-from-home mom. I write a lot about the self-help industry for SEEK Safely Inc. I studied writing and political science at Loyola University in Maryland, and public policy for a Master's from Concordia University in Montreal. I now live in Toronto with my family and am a proud US-Canadian citizen!

I like to read: non-fiction, especially essays, literary non-fiction, history, current events. For fiction, I love historical fiction, not-too-far-from-real fantasy, classic literature. Swedish noir is my guilty pleasure. I love poetry but don't read enough of it.

I like to write: essays, blogs, and I write some fiction for fun (and maybe not just for fun, someday?)

When not doing writerly things, I love to cottage or ca
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Jean Brown My current book is very new, so I'm doing a lot of work to promote that and help to bring it to as many readers as possible.

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My current book is very new, so I'm doing a lot of work to promote that and help to bring it to as many readers as possible.

My next project will likely be a commentary/critique on the current state of the self-help industry. My sister's death is the subject of the book I just released. Since her death, we've learned a lot about the self-help industry, good and bad. We'd like to write a guide for keeping consumers safe on their own self-improvement journeys. (less)
Jean Brown I read! Or, I go outside :)
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I read! Or, I go outside :)
This inspiration is easy. The discipline of making space to write is what I find more challenging!(less)
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I have so many mixed feelings about this book. On the one had, I really like it. There are a lot of highlight-worthy sentences. And it's certainly a book that sticks with you–it's an entry into a great deal of self-reflection. Since reading, I keep w ...more
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