Goodreads asked Ali Harper:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Ali Harper The "Beautiful Bedlam" series are very, very loosely based, more inspired by my life and contains many true life events and a lot of the characters are based almost exactly to people in my real life, thus the reason for using my pen name Ali Harper. As someone who has suffered from mental illnesses almost all my life, I've always felt as though the media, movies, books never really portrayed or handled mental illnesses particularly in young people very well...not until recently anyway, so I'm glad to be one of the few authors can give a real account of how it is to "come of age" so to speak whilst battling with mental illness, particularly depression, grief, loss, pain, etc.

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