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.
It’s been a really long but much too short journey, and I’m so excited that I get to share it with beautiful people during this blog tour! It’s been so amazing to see all the different people who have been investing in this adventure, and helping me along.
But you want to know more about the book, don’t you? Fifteen is a collection of poems, illustrations, a thoughts I’ve compiled that tell a story. The story of a girl who starts out believing that if she keeps on saying she’s okay, ignoring the problems bubbling under the surface, she’ll be okay. Fifteen follows this girl through her journey of learning about true friends, of learning how to cry again, of learning to dance again, and it ends with her realizing that life has seasons. Thankfully, seasons don’t last forever.
Right now, pre-order’s are open for both ebook and paperback, so if you’re interested in pre-order, you can visit the links below. If you pre-order the paperback, don’t forget to take a picture of your pre-order receipt and submit it to the pre-order goodie form.
I love seeing the pre-orders, and getting the goodies ready for the mail. It just seems so much more personal, so I do hope you pre-order and get the goodies.
To celebrate Fifteen’s launch, there’s going to be a lot of fun things this month! So let’s dive into them.
The scavenger hunt I’m probably most excited for. I’m going to try to explain it in a way that makes sense. Every day, one stop along the blog tour will have a word. You as the readers will collect the words, and at the end of the blog tour on October 23rd, I’ll post a wrap up post that will include the last word and a form for you to submit the sentence that the words will form. The first person to submit the sentence correctly will win a hardcover copy of Emily Dickinson’s poems.
(Let me tell you, the book is beautiful. 😍 And Emily Dickinson’s poems are AMAZING.)
It might seem confusing at first, but don’t worry. It’s not as bad as it first sounds. It should come fairly easily after you find the first word and know what to look for.
Of course, we can’t have a blog launch without a giveaway! This giveaway includes a tea cup, a bag of coffee or box of tea (depending on the winner’s preference), a bag of chocolate, one candle from Wick and Sarcasm (winner gets to pick the scent), and two original Fifteen illustrations drawn by yours truly. *bows*
Now, to enter the giveaway, you must pre-order Fifteen or have already won Fifteen from a giveaway. If you haven’t already pre-ordered Fifteen, and you don’t have the money, I’m hosting a giveaway right now on my Instagram here, giving away a t-shirt and a copy of Fifteen.
Speaking about Instagram . . .
On my Instagram tonight, I’ll be reading my favorite poem (or two, depending on how I’m feeling, lol) and answering questions, so if you have time tonight at 8pm EST, feel free to hop on and join the fun!
Now, that all of the housekeeping is out of the way, here’s all of the beautiful people that are joining the blog tour!
Amie @ https://amieanne.blog – intro post
Kyra @ https://potatoesarebeautifultoo.home.blog – Review
Olivia @ https://oliviaspenn.wordpress.com – Review
Samantha @ https://www.authorsamhopper.com/blog – Interview
Malaya @ https://lifewithmalaya.blogspot.com/ – Interview
Hailey @ https://haileyhuntington.com/blog-feed/ – Interview
Ryan Elizabeth @ https://ryanelizabethwrites.com – Interview
Liesl @ https://lieslbrunnerauthor.wordpress.com/ – Interview
Carolyn @ https://wordsthatspeak1914.weebly.com/blog/the-lord-reigns – Review
Esmeralda @ https://latteswithliterature.wordpress.com – Spotlight
October 16th –
Faith @ http://faithpeavey.com – Interview
Bella @ https://bellaputt.com/ – Review
Maya @ https://mayajt.wordpress.com – Review
Sarah @ (UNKNOWN) – Interview
Breanne @ (writingflyingfree.com) – Interview
Marie @ https://writingincolor632931833.wordpress.com – Spotlight
Fe @ (UNKNOWN) – Reveiw
Emeline @ https://kawaiivillage12.wixsite.com/quillofhope – Interview
Coralie @ https://gracebought.wordpress.com/ – review
Juliet @ https://songsofjoyjuliet.blogspot.com – Spotlight
Hannah @ http://www.precariousbookstacks.com/ – Interview
Kaelyn @ https://kaelynslife.wordpress.com – Interview
Abigail @ https://readreviewrejoice.com/ – Interview
Amie @ https://amieanne.blog – wrap up post
*bounces* This is going to be so much fun. If you want to stay extremely up to date, go follow my Instagram. I happen to update that much more often than my blog.
I hope everyone is having a great fall as well. Life can be so strange at times, but hey, that’s where the joy, the victories, and the coffee comes to play. What is your favorite type of coffee? What are you most excited about with this blog tour?