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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
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!
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-
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