e-book!

someonesickness is now available as an e-book! and we’ve got a special deal for you: get it now for 4.99€! this offer will expire on the 24th of november. the regular price then will be 7.99€.

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Acknowledgments

​The first thank you is dedicated to my amazing sister. You are the reason for most of my finest hours and I cannot express in words how much you mean to me. Seriously, this book would not have been finished if it wasn’t for you. Thank you to my wonderful mother. You know who you are and you could not have raised me any better. Thank you to my father and my two brothers. You support me in everything I do and I feel so much better knowing I have you next to me.Thank you to my family, to all the people I cannot name here but who helped me in so many ways. Another thank you is for my beautiful, beautiful boyfriend. You make me want to be a better person and you make my life scream in colors. I love you deeply. Lastly, I would like to thank all the bands, musicians, singers/songwriters, who don’t even know I exist but saved me nonetheless. Your music is what keeps me going.

A special thank you goes out to my dear grandpa. You passed away way too soon and I miss you every day. Red pullover, dark rimmed glasses, a smile that could light up the  whole world. That’s the way I will always remember you.

yes!

it’s on amazon! finally, guys! you can’t buy it yet but i’m guessing it will be a couple of days, maybe hours, until all of you can order and enjoy this little scribble. i’m sooo so proud and excited! 🙂

xoxo

Merken

what is asperger’s?

as you might know, someonesickness, deals with the asperger syndrome. river, the male protagonist, is an autist. that does not mean his whole life revolves around it and that he is constantly having trouble.
so, for starters, let’s discuss autism a bit. (for those of you, who do not know this, i have asperger’s. and yeah, this book is somewhat autobiographic.)
for me that means, having difficulties with (sudden) changes, loud noise and without structure. it also includes problems with people on an inter-personal level. i can’t read faces and i’m fairly bad at cheering people up and recognizing sarcasm and irony.
i have ocd, which is probably the worst thing about my autism. that restricts me a lot and some days makes me wonder why i even bother but in the end, it’s always worth the fight.
being autistic does not mean never talking to anyone or being all by myself 24/7, though. i have good and bad days, days when i feel as though i’m perfectly “normal” and days when i can’t stand to be touched. days when i think i can attend school easily and days when i can’t get out of the house.asperger’s is a mild form of autism, its cause is not (yet) completely known- probably though, it’s in your genes. it’s not something you can cure with the right meds. but, i’m only speaking for myself here, i wouldn’t have it any other way.