Fifteen: Cover Reveal Recap

Tuesday was a day, y’all, let me tell you. My dad asks me every week what my highlight of the week was, and I usually answer that I didn’t have one. Well, this week I did.

Tuesday was the cover reveal for my book, Fifteen, and I couldn’t be happier for how it turned out. I’ll be honest, it was kinda surreal until that moment, scrolling through my Instagram feed and seeing all the posts that held my book. Very humbling and encouraging.

Because of all the amazing people, I wanted to take a moment and just share their posts and allow you to smile at the beautiful pictures, because oh. My. GOODNESS were some of the pictures lovely.

Guys. *sniffles* Can we just take a moment to explain that Hailey is an amazingly sweet human who has been really supportive of my writing since I met her? I’m so excited about her own writing journey, and if you’re looking for upcoming writers to follow, definitely go give Hailey a follow.

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Cover reveal!!! I’ve always loved poetry that portrays the truths of human struggles and fears, and that is just what @writingamieanne does in her poetry collection “Fifteen” which is available for pre-order now! “Fifteen” is a poetry book about struggles with mental illness. Amie’s poems are gorgeous, touching, and true. I cannot wait to dive all the way into Amie’s beautiful book, #fifteenpoetry! P.S. If you preorder a paperback copy of “Fifteen” Amie has some bookish goodies awaiting you. 😉 Check out the link in her bio for more information on pre-orders, or message me! Blurb: You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain.

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Cerra is another supportive, amazing human, and she has a BEAUTIFUL bookstagram account. She’s working on this awesome story, so I would follow her if you want updates on it. 😉

If you know of me on this small blogosphere and don’t know about Kellyn Roth . . . I don’t know what to say to you. 😂 Kellyn was one of the first bloggers I started following, and I’m so honored to have her supporting my journey. ❤️

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✨ F I F T E E N ✨ . I'm a day late but I couldn't not share about this beautiful book coming soon! Fifteen is @writingamieanne first book, and is a collection of poetry about finding joy, mental health, and a faith filled journey! Here's the official blurb. . ✨ YOU'RE NOT ALONE ✨ . "You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain." . ✨ . Okay, does that not sound amazing? And that cover! When Amie showed me a glimpse of it I was floored and instantly fell in love! I'm obsessed with the cover and went and pre-ordered myself a paperback copy cause I NEED it on my shelf! And, of course, I'm excited to read the book itself, which sounds just as a beautiful inside as the outside! ✨ Fifteen releases in October and you can pre-order an ebook or paperback copy now! ✨ Link in my bio! ✨ Amie is also offering some lovely swag items if you purchase a paperback, so definitely check that out as well! All the info will be in the link in my bio! ✨ Congratulations, @writingamieanne! I'm so excited for you and #FifteenPoetry! . ✨ . #fifteen #amieanne #amiewoleslagle #newrelease #coverreveal #coverlove #bookcover #poetrycommunity #poetryofinstagram #poetrylovers #poem #poet #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #writersofinstagram #poems #writer #poetsofig #wordporn #writing #spilledink #writersofig #words

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Hey everyone! Won’t you join me in admiring this beautiful cover of FIFTEEN? That’s right! Today is the cover reveal for @writingamieanne poetry book! 🌹 FIFTEEN is available for pre-order for e-book and paperback (through Etsy). The link is in the author’s bio. 🌹 Also, there are pre-order goodies for those who pre-order a paperback of FIFTEEN. Who doesn’t like extra goodies? These include: an extra poem, a hand painted, hand lettered card with a poem from the book, a FIFTEEN related vinyl sticker, and a keychain of the book by @literarytreasuresco 🌹 All you need to do is take a screen shot of your pre-order receipt for the paperback, and send it to the form which is also in the author’s bio. 🌹 Here’s the blurb: . You’re not alone. You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain. . Isn’t that beautiful? Why don’t you visit Amie and give her some love today! 😄 🌹 Cover by @graphics_by_gracie 🌹 #fifteenpoetry 🌹 #coverreveal #cover #poetry #poetrybooks #poetrybook #poetrycommunity #bookstagram #bookcommunity #mentalillness #poetryofinstagram #poetrylovers #poetryporn #poetrygram #booklover #books #poetrybooks #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverreveal #bookcover #bookcoverart #reveal #poetryauthors #poetrylove

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Hope! Another amazing writer I know. I’m so thankful that she joined the tour. ❤

Can I just say that basically all of my favorite bookstagrammers helped me out on Tuesday? I was so thrilled to see this post on one of my favorite Instagram feeds.

*takes a deep breath* Okay, this Instagram post did make me shed a tear. Kara is one of my favorite authors and she’s also my writing mentor, so to see this post . . . Yeah, you can imagine how wonderful it was.

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So today has been pretty magical… aside from six hours of health and safety training. 🤦‍♀️ That was only magical when I transformed into Harry Potter for a while. I digress. BUT… getting to see my little book baby along side some of my favourite authors in an epic giveaway was surreal?! 😭*cue happy bawling* Without the help and support of stunning author friends (can I call you friends even though Covid keeps me away from hug-tacking you?), I never would have even made it to publication. So it’s time to give back! . . My lovely cohost @rablackauthor.co (who has a fancy new profile pic name?! What?) introduced me to this lovely young poet named @writingamieanne who happens to have a stunning cover that was revealed today. Magical all around!! Like really?? Could this be any more bookstagramable?! Congrats Amie! Can’t wait to see what’s coming down the literary pipe for you! . . Here is her beautiful summary: . . You’re not alone. You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain. . . . #coverreveal #fifeteen #poetry #youngwriters #yaauthor #yabookstagram #debutbook #ireadya

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I was honored to take place in Tara’s book release in May (? Correct me if I’m wrong on the month, Tara. 😂 All the Quarantine months are running together.) and it was such an honor to see this beautiful post. ❤

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✨ IT'S COVER REVEAL DAY FOR @writingamieanne!!! (SWIPE TO SEE A GORG COVER!!) ✨ Today is highly emotional for me because I am just so DANG PROUD OF THIS GIRL! She's one of my writing mentee's and seeing her come so far has been–a breathtaking journey that she walks with such grace and poise. 😍 ✨ I had the honor of reading an ARC of her upcoming poetry book, "FIFTEEN" and can I just say that it's just as pretty inside as the cover? Because it is! I mean, look at that cover y'all!! STUNNING! One of my top favorite covers! 🤩 One thing you may not know about me is that I have written over 400 pages of poety and post them on my tumblr (link in the bio!), but I also happen to be very picky about what type of poetry I like—and FIFTEEN checked all the boxes! ✨ Amie's poetry is as heartwrenching as it is beautiful and authentic! Amie writes from a raw and vulnerable place as she explores the world of mental health through her prose. I cried, felt heard, and seen reading her words and gosh, Amie, you make this author proud. 💜 ✨ FIFTEEN drops October 2020 and Amie just happens to be one of our guests appearing on @the_hope_prose_podcast this fall! 😱 So look forward to that and follow her and the official podcast instagram for more details! In the mean time, here's a little blurb to tease your palete until FIFTEEN's release! ✨ Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self-acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain. ✨ Proud of you Amie and for those of you wanting to pre-order, there is a link in my bio and if you do, you are eligble for PRE-ORDER GOODIES!! 😱 PROUD OF YOU AMIE!! 😭 #positivity #empowerment #anxiety ##asethetic #authorsofinsta #mentalhealthblog #selfcareisalwaysagoodthing #healingyourself #healingwords #authorpreneur #inspire #quotes

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*happiness* I get to talk about the amazing Rebekah. In January of this year (I think, again with the month thing. XD It feels like 2020 has been two years instead of one.) Rebekah was super kinda and gave me some mentoring on the publishing world, agents, and writing in general. I’m so thankful for her and her super sweet spirit. ❤

Here’s another blogging queen who also knows her stuff about Instagram. It was such an honor to be included with back to Hogwarts day celebration!

A beautiful picture done by a beautiful bookstagrammer. I was so happy to have Kate help with the cover reveal. She has a lovely bookstagram page with lots of awesome recommendations.

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Have you ever struggled with anxiety, depression, or mental health? 🌻 I am so very excited to join in the #coverreveal for Fifteen! 😍 🌻 This beautiful poetry collection by @writingamieanne touched me, and I’m so excited for it to be releasing to the world. Also, the cover is absolutely gorgeous! 🌻 Here’s a quick blurb for you: You’re not alone. You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain. 🌻 Doesn’t that sound just lovely? A couple years ago, I went through a really rough spot. I suffered insomnia almost every night, and during the day I was weighed down with anxiety and depression. It was crippling. When I read one of the poems from Fifteen, it described so perfectly the feelings I had. It was inspiring and encouraging, and I’m so excited to see this release and reach out to everyone else who struggles with anxiety, depression, and mental health. 🌻 Psst! Fifteen is available for e-book and paperback pre-order now, and Amie is offering some incredible pre-order goodies, so go ahead and click over to get your copy (all links are in my bio).

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This girl has an aesthetic going, and I hope she never stops. When I stumbled upon Caroline’s bookstagram, I knew I had found a likeminded book reader, and I was so excited when she agreed to help me with the cover reveal.

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Behold, a cover has been unmasked! Fifteen by @writingamieanne will be released in October, and I swear, have you ever seen anything so dang beautiful? I really just want to sit and stroke the cover and flip through all the pages and stare at the pretty art like an overzealous five-year-old. Look, a blurb: • “You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain.” • IT HAS POETRY! IT HAS COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS! IT HAS DEEP PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL MUSINGS THAT TOUCH THE VERY SOUL OF BEAUTY! Fifteen is available for preorder in e-book and soft-cover, plus, if you submit your preorder receipt to a special form, you’ll receive special preorder goodies. (‘Cause that’s what the cool kids do these days.) Go check out the links in @writingamieanne ‘s bio, you fabulous humans. • #coverreveal #fifteen #pwettypictuwes #pwettypoetwy #pwettycovew

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Sarah Baran is another amazing blogger turned into an epic Instagrammer. I mean, LOOK AT THE PICTURE.

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✨COVER REVEAL✨ . I’m so excited to help reveal the beautiful cover for FIFTEEN by @writingamieanne . ✨ABOUT✨ . You’re not alone. ⁣ You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain. . #bookblogger #bookphotography #ilovebooks #igreads #bookaholic #goodreads #bookishfeatures #booksofinstagram #booknerdigans #bookstagramfeature #booklove #bookgeek #booklover #booknerd #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #instabook #bookstagrammer #bookaddict #bookish #mybookfeatures #IreadYA #ilovebooks #coverreveal

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Another beautiful post! I love the soft pink of the background. ❤️ Alea is a talented book cover designer in her own right, and I was so honored to see my book on her feed.

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Hey guys! Today I have something super special to share…my friend @writingamieanne is releasing her poetry collection, FIFTEEN! And I get to share the gorgeous cover. Swipe to see it! Here is the blurb for FIFTEEN: ✨ You’re not alone.  You’re not the only person who struggles with mental health issues, not the only person with demons floating in your mind. Amie Woleslagle wrote Fifteen because she deals with them as well. Not to fix your pain, but to reach out and hold your hand. To remind you that you are not alone, to ask you to stay and make the world a better place. Because the world will never be the same without you and your unique take on life. Fifteen is a book of poems crafted from one teenager dealing with mental health issues to another teenager in the same place. It walks through the battle of pretending to be okay, of having people you thought were trustworthy shatter your heart, and the battle of not giving in when your brain has given up. Fifteen covers true friendships, embracing joy, self acceptance, and living your faith while struggling with mental illness, all the while showing that, in the end, flowers will bloom in the ashes of your pain.  ✨ Doesn't that sound amazing? Here are the pre-order links! Paperback: https://www.etsy.com/listing/848898366/fifteen-a-compilation-of-poems-preorder?ref=shop_home_active_1 Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Fifteen-compilation-poems-Amie-Woleslagle-ebook/dp/B08GP5ZC9D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fifteen+amie+woleslagle&qid=1598891714&sr=8-1 And if you pre-order, you get some special goodies…🤩 Here's the link to that form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenLfX2Nfb3veRryRdQRydtoSbFcu4kol_EeJvU9tPoXC6Oow/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Ryan is another super sweet writer friend who was kind enough to feature me on her Instagram. It was honestly so amazing to see all the amazing people who mentioned me on their stories and posts.

I was so honored to be spotlighted on Anna’s instagram. She does some amazing blackout poetry on her page, so you should totally check it out.

*is so honored by this post*

I wish I had all the stories from Tuesday, but I only took a screen shot of one, because I as fangirling so hard. (Nadine Brandes, Shannon Dittemoore, and Ashley Townsend all had very beautiful stories as well, and those are the ones I really wish I had pictures of.)

It was such an unbelievable day. People also wrote some blog posts about the cover reveal.

Maya at Maya Joelle did a beautiful post here.

Carolyn at Words that Speak interview me and posted about the cover reveal here.

Kaelyn at Kaelyn’s life has enthusiasm that I definitely need. XD I loved her beautiful post that you can read here.

I was honored to have Jana at Reviews from the Stacks join the tour. You can read her post here.

My sweet friend, Juliet Artman, wrote this very sweet email to her email list, which you can join here.

I have truly been blown away by how much you guys have done to support me in the journey. I never dreamed that the cover reveal day would have so many participants, or that in the days that I followed my little book would be ranking #2 (for a short time, lol) in Young Adult Poetry eBooks, or that it would be ranking #1 in Christian poetry.

I never wanted to release my poems to the world, but God often calls us to do things we don’t want to do. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

That basically sums up my feelings about Fifteen.

If you want to pre-order the ebook, you can do so by going here or if you would prefer to pre-order a paperback, you can go here.

IF you pre-order a paperback, you can get pre-order goodies here. And let me tell you, the pre-order goodies are stinking adorable, in my personal opinion. So you don’t want to miss out on those. (Plus, you get an extra poem that’s not in the book with the pre-order goodies!)

Again, thank you guys so much for being here through thick and thin. I definitely wouldn’t be here without my little blog that started out as Crazy A. 😉

~~Amie~~

14 thoughts on “Fifteen: Cover Reveal Recap

  1. Oh wow, Amie, I’m so happy this was a success!! 😀 I’m glad you published this book, even though I wasn’t able to participate in the cover reveal. I’m so proud of you for stepping out and doing this, even though it was hard, and out of your comfort zone! ❤ You're awesome! 😀
    ❤ Love you and miss you ❤

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  2. Ahhh that is so exciting, Amie!! That cover is gorgeous and all of the Instagram posts are so sweet and kind. Your poetry will touch people’s hearts; I know it. ❤

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