A Twisted Fate...My Life with Dystonia

A Twisted Fate is a personal account of Brenda's journey
...living with Dystonia


Brenda Currey-Lewis


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Need a great Christmas present for the

reader in your life? How about this easy read!

A Twisted Fate can be purchased online at Amazon, FriesenPress, Chapters,

Barnes and Noble

It can be ordered from any bookstore.

 If in Edmonton it is available at Chapters Southpoint, Chapters on Whyte ave, Coles at Southgate, the U of A Giftshop and Audrey's Books! Shop around for best deal for prices vary online!

Hard cover, soft cover and ebook editions!!!



June 2015 was

Dystonia Awareness month in Canada!!

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder causing involuntary movement of the muscles. Body parts affected either pull, spasm, tense up and move you into abnormal and often painful postures!

Now you know the very least about it...Do read on!

  Always more to come!!




2015 Interviews:

Click link to see newest review by Emil Tiedemann on blog `I Heart Edmonton'


Click here to see the interview by CTV.

Click here to see the interview by AMI's Keith Gillard.

2014 interviews:

Click here to see the interview by Global.

Click here to read the article by Edmonton Sun's Cam Tait.

Great news! The event below

raised $450.00 in toys and cash

for Santa's Anonymous!!

Visit Audreys bookstore in Edmonton on Saturday, August 15 from 12 - 3 pm for the Authors for Altruism event.

All local authors selling there books with $1 of each sale

to charity. The author's will be purchasing a toy or book

from Audrey's for Santa's Anonymous!

We Hope to see

you there!!!


October 27 - 29th


Update: Success! 

My package, after 16 bids raised $151

& I am to dine with

my bidders on November 15th. Thank you Atco &

Riggoletto's cafe!

I am happy and proud to be

participating in the ATCO Christmas Bureau Auction on October 27 - 29th 2015!

I am donating a package that

includes the following:

1 copy of my memoir

'A Twisted Fate: My Life With Dystonia'

A dinner for three (including me) at 

Riggoletto's Cafe in the downtown 


Since my book is about a little

known neurological movement 

disorder that I live with, I am passionately

promoting awareness for dystonia because of its strange, awkward often

painful symptoms that are sometimes

genetic yet many cases are not. It can present itself with no prior knowledge

of its existance!

This book is a story of struggle and 

loss, it also speaks to the heart, 

educates and

tells of all the good people I have

made along the way! I do hope

you bid and come

dine with me!!

For more information about the 

auction taking place online October 27 - 29, visit FACEBOOK or the ATCO


Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year for giving and taking. This would be a great gift for reading fans everywhere! 


Brenda Currey Lewis was a typical, active child. But when she was seven years old her life changed dramatically. Generalized dystonia (dystonia musculorum deformans) turned her muscles against her. This rare neurological movement disorder causes muscle groups to tug and twist the body into abnormal postures. Brenda started walking on the outer edge of her right foot, and within a year she was wheelchair bound. The symptoms gradually spread through most of her body. For almost forty years Brenda has experienced uncontrollable muscle movements that have wreaked havoc in her body, but not her spirit. 

This is a story of resilience in the face of a little-known, confusing, and debilitating condition. The author takes you on a journey from skating rinks to surgical suites, from bicycles to wheelchairs, from doubt to determination. Brenda's quirky sense of humour makes this candid account of life with dystonia a thought-provoking and an entertaining read.

Happy 2016 to all!

My memoir has been published for two years now. Time flies when you do what you love and I

love this book!

2015 was a great year for A Twisted Fate but I feel that 2016 will be even better!



Photo taken in December 2013 and my first book signing!

Newest review February,2016!

    Scroll down to see a blog on`I Heart      Edmonton' written by          Emil Tiedemann


When I heard that Edmonton's 

Mayor, Don Iveson's

mother, a retired University English Professor had read 'A Twisted Fate' and loved it, I gifted my mayor with his own copy! I got a letter in response, and in a timely fashion! 

Next Book Signing:

January 7th, 2017 at 

Chapters Southpoint 

11 - 3

The last signing of A Twisted Fate was:

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Chapters on Whyte

This signing went well!

My memoir has been out for 5 years now, it is still a very relevant subject and story. Dystonia is still much of a mystery to health professionals, the public and certainly for those that live with it day after day. As research continues, we move closer to a cure!