About Sharon Neiss-Arbess

Sharon Neiss — Arbess grew up in Montreal and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University’s Communications Studies program. After working as a copywriter in advertising for several years, the writing bug bit Sharon on her right hand and lead her to the local coffee shop to write stories of “teen drama” with a little bit of humour. My So-Called Friends and Me is a story that is entirely fiction, written with the hopes to teach young readers that no matter how bad it gets, you too will come out on the other side, stronger and smarter, with the help of the unexpected to get you through it all.
Neiss-Arbess lives in Toronto with her husband, Gordie and her three children, Josh, Adam, and Olivia. In addition to being an author, Neiss-Arbess is the the co-publisher of Day Ja View, The Ultimate
Family Calendar.


About The Book

When a teen girl is left alone without any friends, it’s like nothing else matters.
It’s August and 15-year-old Lizzie Stein has returned from camp to start ninth grade. The moment she steps foot onto her pink plush rug in her bedroom and tries to reconnect with her three best friends, she begins to realize that they suddenly don’t seem like the friends she used to know. Then there’s math class that makes her all dizzy while keeping her stomach turned into the perfect knot! One night at a party, Lizzie meets the guy of her dreams but ends up being ridiculed by her so-called friends, and they won’t let her get away with what she has done—and to whom. How far will Lizzie’s so-called friends go to punish her? How much can she take? Who will show up during all of this turmoil to help her get back on her feet?