Carli Cano Mystery Series

Writer.

Memoirist.

Novelist.

Writer.

Memoirist.

Novelist.

It’s Here!


Nearly unbelievable, unputdownable, true story, told as a memoir that often reads like a thriller, CROOKED STRAIGHT tells of Maryse’s unconventional coming of age through early loss of innocence, rebellion, survival, international drug trafficking adventures from Toronto to Amsterdam to Spain.

But that’s just the back story. We enter her life early one morning in Toronto when Maryse, at age twenty-five, has finally managed to extricate herself from a life of drug dealing and hopelessness, a life she landed in because of her deep shame over her early experiences of abuse at the hands of her mother and grandfather, events for which she shouldered the blame.

But life hands her much bigger problems on this day.

Over a five-hour period of time, she’s forced into choices she’s rather not make—choices that force her to look deeply into herself, into tearing apart her past. Choices she must make immediately. Choices that will affect her very freedom, yet give her an opportunity to see justice served—though in a quirky way—if only she’ll help Toronto police capture a wanted serial rapist.

While there’s a warrant out for her own arrest.

Highly relevant to today’s #MeToo movement. What happens when a girl faced with incest and abuse tries to protect herself and grow up at the same time?

Crooked Straight

It’s Here!


Crooked Straight

Nearly unbelievable, unputdownable, true story, told as a memoir that often reads like a thriller, CROOKED STRAIGHT tells of Maryse’s unconventional coming of age through early loss of innocence, rebellion, survival, international drug trafficking adventures from Toronto to Amsterdam to Spain.

But that’s just the back story. We enter her life early one morning in Toronto when Maryse, at age twenty-five, has finally managed to extricate herself from a life of drug dealing and hopelessness, a life she landed in because of her deep shame over her early experiences of abuse at the hands of her mother and grandfather, events for which she shouldered the blame.

But life hands her much bigger problems on this day.

Over a five-hour period of time, she’s forced into choices she’s rather not make—choices that force her to look deeply into herself, into tearing apart her past. Choices she must make immediately. Choices that will affect her very freedom, yet give her an opportunity to see justice served—though in a quirky way—if only she’ll help Toronto police capture a wanted serial rapist. [While there’s a warrant out for her arrest.]

Highly relevant to today’s #MeToo movement. What happens when a girl faced with incest and abuse tries to protect herself and grow up at the same time?

Who the $%@& Says We Have Tomorrow? How I made cancer my bitch!

Pre-orders Coming October 15 2022!


A broken back. A devastating diagnosis. A plea for death. Then, an awakening.

When Maryse stands from her couch one morning and eight of her vertebrae collapse, she soon discovers the heartbreaking reason: an incurable cancer that “eats” bones from the inside out. And just as things seem to stabilize, she’s diagnosed with breast cancer. Again.

While she seesaws between the gargantuan world of oncology, alternative treatments, and what some would call woowoo cures, we meander with her into what it takes to truly heal, beginning at the elemental level.

Who the $%@& Says We Have Tomorrow? How I made cancer my bitch! deep dives into the complete rehabbing of the author’s life, including the route she took to keep herself healthy despite living with an incurable cancer, and how she expanded her life by shrinking it.

If you enjoy learning some unusual ways others used in their healing journeys, perhaps to enhance your own, be it emotional or physical, you’ll love this extraordinary, and sometimes funny account of how one woman tore apart and completely redesigned all aspects of her life. She achieved it with a ménage à trois of traditional, alternative, and woowoo healing protocols related to spirituality, and despite pushback from all sides of the medical divide.

Who the $%@& Says We Have Tomorrow? How I made cancer my bitch! Pre-orders coming October 15, 2022. Be first in line to get this this tears-to-laughter-and-back intriguing story of how one woman turned cancer and death on its head and found a way to thrive!

 

Pre-orders Coming

October 15 2022!


Who the $%@& Says We Have Tomorrow? How I made cancer my bitch!

A broken back. A devastating diagnosis. A plea for death. Then, an awakening.

When Maryse stands from her couch one morning and eight of her vertebrae collapse, she soon discovers the heartbreaking reason: an incurable cancer that “eats” bones from the inside out. And just as things seem to stabilize, she’s diagnosed with breast cancer. Again.

While she seesaws between the gargantuan world of oncology, alternative treatments, and what some would call woowoo cures, we meander with her into what it takes to truly heal, beginning at the elemental level.

Who the $%@& Says We Have Tomorrow? How I made cancer my bitch! deep dives into the complete rehabbing of the author’s life, including the route she took to keep herself healthy despite living with an incurable cancer, and how she expanded her life by shrinking it.

If you enjoy learning some unusual ways others used in their healing journeys, perhaps to enhance your own, be it emotional or physical, you’ll love this extraordinary, and sometimes funny account of how one woman tore apart and completely redesigned all aspects of her life. She achieved it with a ménage à trois of traditional, alternative, and woowoo healing protocols related to spirituality, and despite pushback from all sides of the medical divide.

Who the $%@& Says We Have Tomorrow? How I made cancer my bitch! Pre-orders coming October 15, 2022. Be first in line to get this this tears-to-laughter-and-back intriguing story of how one woman turned cancer and death on its head and found a way to thrive!

Coming Soon!


 

The first in series of the Carli Cano Mystery Series!

 
 

Carli Cano reels you into her San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

She created her own queendom by opening a women’s designer clothing resale shop after leaving behind the cattiness of the New York fashion world.

Join Carli and friends (especially her handsome fourth cousin, Manuel) in an atmosphere of old-world charm and its modern-day incarnation of world-class restaurants, music venues, shopping, spas, thousands of expats, and oh, no, too many murders to mention!

But fear not. Carli, in her own unmatched way, is here to untangle the threads, and straighten out every crooked stitch in her world.

Because no one gets to mess with her town, her people, her tribe.

But then it happens again . . .

When Music Meets Murder

Coming Soon!


The first in series of the Carli Cano Mystery Series!

When Music Meets Murder
 

Carli Cano reels you into her San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

She created her own queendom by opening a women’s designer clothing resale shop after leaving behind the cattiness of the New York fashion world.

Join Carli and friends in an atmosphere of old-world charm and its modern-day incarnation of world-class restaurants, music venues, shopping, spas, thousands of expats, and oh, no, too many murders to mention!

But fear not. Carli, in her own unmatched way, is here to untangle the threads, and straighten out every crooked stitch in her world.

Because no one gets to mess with her town, her people, her tribe.

But then it happens again . . .

Bio


Maryse Laflamme

writer ♥ memoirist ♥ novelist

 

Maryse was born in Montreal, Canada, early on a chilly Tuesday morning in January.

Drawn to the unconventional, to creative endeavors, and a bohemian at heart, she’d have spent her early adult years traveling the world whether those events she talks about in Crooked Straight happened.

She got her Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Nevada, but not until overcoming the events in Crooked Straight, getting married, and having children.

She ran a small business for way too many years and raised two exceptional human beings before dedicating her time to her first love: writing.

When she’s not elsewhere, Maryse lives in a cute town north of Dallas, Texas, in a house surrounded by beautiful mature trees, the songs of birds, and don’t forget the squirrels! Known to go radio silent for no reason.

 

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