Author Maia Sepp left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, and…the tech sector. The Sock Wars is her debut novel, and has been a top-100 digital bestseller on Amazon. Maia’s latest novel, The Migraine Mafia, is a story about a nerdy thirtysomething’s quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. Maia Sepps writing is witty, observant, and often a humorous read. Enjoy!
The Sock Wars
Genre: Humor & Satire | Contemporary Fiction | Literary Fiction
Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her free-spirited, vivacious aunt dies in a car accident halfway across the world.
With her last remaining family member gone, a landmark birthday approaching, domestication closing in, and her faltering biological clock a never-ending reminder of the time she isn’t spending building a family, Lucy attempts to make a home for herself in the house she’s inherited. But as she struggles to settle into a life of cohabitation, organic lentils, and sock thievery, she starts to wonder how she ended up there–and when she’ll feel alive again.
As she works through her grief and tries to find somewhere to belong, Lucy begins to understand that sometimes, realizing one dream means giving up another. Can a person who spends her time fixing other people’s lives learn to let go enough to live her own?
The Sock Wars is a poignant, funny reminder that there’s one thing harder than living up to other people’s expectations; facing your own.
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The Migraine Mafia
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Medical | Women’s Fiction
On paper, Viive McBroom lives the perfect life—a key player in a fast-paced, technical field, one promotion away from real success—but that’s only if you ignore one little problem.
Sandwiched between one migraine and the next, Viive’s life is like those choose-your-own-adventure books you read as a kid, only less fun and with a lot more drugs. And lately, as her bosses politely march her toward a vacation that might never end, even the good days seem like a struggle for survival.
Faced with frustration from her loved ones and the dark machinations of a new coworker, Viive feels herself getting pulled under by guilt, apologies, and workplace shenanigans. But then she meets the Migraine Mafia, a quirky, vibrant support group, and her fragile camouflage begins to crumble. She discovers that a room full of strangers just might be able to change the way she views her illness—and realizes that if she doesn’t learn to ask for help, her health isn’t the only thing she stands to lose.
Sometimes painful, frequently hilarious, always entertaining, The Migraine Mafia is the story of one woman’s life-altering decision to thrive in the face of chronic illness.
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