Jowita Bydlowska is the author of Possessed (October 2022), the best-selling memoir Drunk Mom, and the best-selling novel GUY. She's also a prolific short-story writer, journalist and a professor at the Creative School at TMU. Her new novel MONSTER - a story about a murderess - is coming out in April 2024. She is currently working on a memoir-non-fic hybrid called Unshaming.
Jowita is also an excellent editor with more than 20 years of experience. She has an exceptional taste in fiction and extensive knowledge of the publishing industry. As a mentor, she offers one-on-one consulting services, from creating an outline, to developing a proposal, to editing, to providing feedback on what you have already. She also works as a ghostwriter and has published a number of successful ghostwriting projects (including an award-winning memoir, and an award-winning Y.A. novel).
“While the title suggests a simple autobiographical autopsy of motherhood marred by alcoholism, Bydlowska’s memoir delivers far more – a human portrait
of the disease.”
The New York Times
“Drunk Mom is a rarity in this age of constant overshares—a work that had me questioning, “Does she want us to know this? Should I know this?” as I read it. …At times, it’s also a shockingly amusing read, sprinkled with wry, dark humour. I couldn’t put it down.”
“Bydlowska, the author of the bestselling books Drunk Mom and Guy, packs her novel with racy scenarios exploring the emotions that surface when sex wheels its inquisitive head; their purpose in less capable hands might simply titillate, but in Possessed they also become evocative of mental crisis and mortifying insecurity. As only a novelist that has come into their own can manage, Bydlowska presents the upheavals in Josephine and Luka’s lives with a great deal of emotional perceptiveness."
The Globe and Mail
“Being Guy felt horrifically natural, as if he stepped right out of my own debased, politically incorrect sex fantasy. This book is unputdownable, full of sly, modern details that made me laugh and grimace right into the twist ending.”
Miranda July, author of
The First Bad Man