1. Tell us about your book.
(Not) Alone is the story of Henry Hovishky, a recent college graduate who is exploring life one step at a time. Already in his young career, he is the winner of multiple awards and recognitions. He is soon to be married to the girl of his dreams. His best friends are more than friends, they’re family. His family supports him and raises him up. And yet, he can’t help but to feel alone. How can someone who seemingly has everything be so alone? Everything seems to be great in his life on the outside, but this story shows the truth of Henry’s life. He struggles with depression, anger issues, severe anxiety, and bipolar disorder. With so many successes in his life, he still fights an uphill battle every day.
2. What is your message to your readers?
I want my readers to understand they aren’t alone in their struggle with mental health, that as hard as it may be to see, they have people who care. I want to show them that they aren’t alone in the struggle with mental illness. Ultimately, I just want to help my readers feel loved.
3. Where can we find your book?
4. What’s next for you?
I’m working on two more books- one for my grandmother and the other a collection of mental health short stories. I want to continue raising awareness for mental health.
5. What advice do you have for new authors?
Take your time and don’t give up. There were times I deleted a whole chapter because I didn’t like it and wanted to just scrap the whole book, but I kept on. Now I have people tell me how the book impacted their life and it makes me feel good that I finished.