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Cara has written three full-length non-fiction works on subjects ranging from the skin picking disorder, Trichotillomania, to an iatrogenic condition she overcame in 2015.

Curing my Incurable Eczema
My Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) Journey


‘Sometimes the best things in life are those that were the hardest battles to fight.’


In 2013, after years of watching her skin only get worse, Cara stumbled across Topical Steroid Withdrawal and changed her life.


A story of one woman’s battle to regain her health, both in body and mind, with surprising results.

From the writer of the popular blog on TSW, and author of Just Julia and My Date with a Shaver, Curing my Incurable Eczema is a book not to be missed.

Stuff I'll Tell You To Do That I Won't Do Myself
Advice from a self-confessed mess


Part self-help book, part memoir … with a twist.

Cara takes you through the events that have shaped her life – from an iatrogenic condition which left her housebound and compulsions that made her feel mentally isolated, to her struggles to communicate after trauma and her battle with anxiety. It includes some observations on life and the lessons she has learned from pain – but whether she takes her own advice is another story ...

She is not an expert on life – she is a mess.

My Date with a Shaver
A diary of one woman’s journey to beat Trichotillomania

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A frank account of one woman’s battle to overcome Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania with surprising results.


Made up of diary entries written over a seven-week period in late 2016, Cara not only learns about her compulsions, but also herself.


The diary explores some of her darkest memories of living with Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania and is written with honesty and humour.


Cara also shares some reflections, five years later, and some tips that helped her.


A life-changing diary, not to be missed.

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