Blink Acquires Wattpad’s Watty Award-Winning Author Ashley Royer

From debut author and 2014 Watty winner comes a young adult novel that confronts issues of death, anxiety, depression, hope, and love
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Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer
Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer
 
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Sept. 15, 2015 - PRLog -- The next generation of authors are finding new ways to share their messages with the world. One such way is through Wattpad, an online social platform that connects people all over the world through shared, discoverable stories. It’s no wonder that seventeen-year-old debut author Ashley Royer would find an overwhelmingly positive response to her words on an application primed for readers who are also her peers.

Ashley’s writing has received recognition the world over from readers who have supported the young author’s engaging storylines catapulting her to win a 2014 Watty (Wattpad’s award program) for her work. The young adult imprint Blink also took notice of the teen’s writing and popularity, acquiring Royer as a new author. "I am very excited to have this opportunity! I never thought I would be publishing a book, especially while I'm still in high school! I always dreamed of something like this happening, and now it's coming true. I am so thankful for everyone who has been supporting me through this whole process," said Royer. Blink will release her Watty Award-winning sensation, Remember to Forget, in April 2016, complete with additional exclusive content fans will enjoy.

Remember to Forget focuses on Levi, who must cope with the changes he faces after moving in with his dad—a new town, a new home, and a new therapist. Following the tragic death of his girlfriend, Delia, Levi has refused to speak and can't seem to come out of his depression or hindering self-doubt. Desperate to make some positive change in his life, Levi’s mother sends Levi to live with his father in Maine. Though the idea of moving from Australia to America seems completely daunting, Levi accepts his fate, but faces struggles as he and his dad battle through resentment and misunderstanding. And then Levi meets Delilah, a girl who eerily reminds him of someone he lost.

Royer, a high school junior from Peabody, MA, is Blink’s youngest author. “Ashley has a fresh and exciting voice, and really understands her audience,” said Annette Bourland, Senior Vice President and Publisher for Blink. “Ashley’s story has deeply connected with readers on Wattpad, and we’re thrilled to share her work with a wider audience.”

Remember to Forget is available in hardcover for $16.99 at retailers nationwide and online on April 5, 2016. It is available through pre-order now at Amazon.com.

About the Author: Ashley Royer is a seventeen-year-old high school honor student. She was one of two people chosen toreceive the first-annual Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award in the 7th grade for her role in befriending a student who was being bullied in elementary school. She is a designated Transitional Partner, assisting those who have anxiety about entering high school, and has enrolled in the Best Buddy program at Peabody High School, assisting special needs students. Ashley currently publishes her works on Wattpad, where this particular title has 14 million reads, 383K likes, and 291K comments. Her Youtube channel, callmeashley98, has over 279,000 views, where she posts videos and music videos. She has 8.4K followers on Twitter @singsongash. (photo compliments of Trevor Jones/Hamilton, MA)

Blink publishes authentic and immersive content that engages and inspires young adult readers, from cutting-edge plotlines to fantasy to romance to contemporary classics. For more information please visit BlinkYABooks.com

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