Screwed Up: My Life is a true account spanning five years of the author's teenage life. The author writes about her struggles with depression, suicide, and growing up in various foster homes. She also writes about her faith in God and how she was able to overcome her past and break the cycle of abuse in her own life. The book is dedicated to her two sisters whose lives were ended tragically short.
Allie Van Wagoner is an accomplished fine artist, having been recognized since her early years for her talent. Allie wrote her first short story at the age of fourteen and has written numerous poems over the years. She is the author and creator of the online blog, Fresh Confessions of a Screwed Up Texan, where she writes about her daily life and posts recipes, photograpy, and poems. She is an avid outdoorswoman and is heavily involved in her community. Allie and her husband Shen and their three boys work and reside in North Texas.