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Amy & Joe Rogan

Amy & Joe Rogan

Amy & Joe Rogan are a powerhouse couple balancing each other in every way. No matter what they keep on rolling, taking steps to alway move forward and grow.

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Amy & Joe Rogan are a powerhouse couple complimenting each other's artistic skills. Joe is the crazy visionary who designs the layouts and characters. Amy is the one who cleans up and adds the technical details. Together they make a great team using their strengths as authors/illustrators as well as creatively designing their life. Amy has a BFA in Fashion Design and has been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, working for companies such as QVC and Disney. Joe has a BFA degree in Traditional Animation and Computer Art. When Amy got sick during the first five years of their marriage, Joe gave up his career in the arts to work at UPS for ten years but never stopped dreaming and drawing. Once Amy got better, they both soon realized the corporate world was not for them. Life is short.

They found while working together and traveling the world they have a bigger mission to be a beacon of hope and inspiration. Now they are sharing their own story after illustrating for personal development books, including “Slap Yourself” by Josh Zepess and “I Am Great” by Milton Howard. This couple is a true inspiration with their story and artistic style while helping people realize their potential and purpose. Follow them at www.RollingRogans.com and on social media.
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Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

This story documents Amy's struggle and healing process from her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and Insomnia but also proudly showcases Joe's journey as her support system, believing that she could get better. This is a visually exciting and inspirational two-sided book that shows the power of belief, love, and building a strong foundation for long-term relationships.

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Oh, how I wanted to be normal. But what is normal? Living with chronic pain for over 25 years and being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when I was in 7th grade shot that idea out of the water and onto a roaring rollercoaster of physical and mental health challenges. Luckily, when I met my husband in college, I began a new trajectory with unimaginable experiences. None of which we would ever change if we could do it all over again.

Once Joe and I got married, that trajectory of what I thought was a “normal life” changed even more. My mental health crashed and burned, experiencing uncontrollable crying with manic and hyper episodes when I physically felt good. The spiral and mental torment of “I’m not good enough” and “how can I deal with this pain for the rest of my life?” set in. I was mentally destroying myself so much that I began having even more severe, unexplainable, physical symptoms. I knew something had to be done. Was suicide my only option? I didn’t want Joe, the love of my life and biggest supporter, to have to live with me like this the rest of his life. I didn’t want to interfere with his happiness and be the source of so much pain for him. But somehow he knew the person he fell in love with was still inside me. He vowed to protect me in sickness and in health. He believed in me so much he gave up his career as an animator to work a solid paying labor job. I loved him and trusted him so completely that I began to believe, maybe he was right. I wanted to get better. I began looking for help even though I didn’t know how. Starting with psychiatric hospital inpatient service, I had to do a total reset. There, they diagnosed me with anxiety, insomnia, and bipolar disorder. They put me on many medications and therapies that seem to make me feel worse with horrible side effects. This was supposed to be my way back to being normal? It was all just a band-aid, masking the symptoms instead of addressing the problem. But what was the real problem? No one could figure it out. Distance widened between Joe and me. How could he be attracted to someone like me? He still wouldn’t leave me.

Finally, there was hope! Alternative doctors with tests, results, proof I wasn’t imagining this! Joe had a hard time understanding why I was excited about a chemical imbalance and emotional trauma diagnosis. I had something tangible to fix. I had a goal, a solution to work towards, and a plan of action to make me feel whole again. I even felt good enough physically and emotionally that I got a job in my career field, fashion design! But it still wasn’t smooth sailing. Throughout our journey Joe was trying his best to keep up and understand what was happening to me. It’s hard enough trying to figure out who you are as you grow up let alone figure out how to care for someone else. Without his support, persistence, and patience I wouldn’t be here telling this story with him. We have gotten good at not letting the punches keep us down long - we keep on rolling no matter what. It’s all part of a bigger picture that forms our joy and wonderment of this amazing life we have. Joe’s belief in me paid off so much that he finally gave up the job that was destroying him. For the first time in 10 years, he was able to utilize his creativity and vision of a life for us that was so far beyond what I could have imagined.

Sales arguments

  • The divorce rate in America at the time we got married was 78%. It has dropped to about 50% now which is good. However, the emotional stress for people with chronic illnesses of finding and keeping a partner long term is increasing.
  • Social Media Network: Personal Facebook (1,111 friends) Rolling Rogans Instagram (857 followers) Rolling Rogans Facebook (146 followers) TikTok (59 followers)
  • Rolling Rogans personal brand is building. We have connections and friends all around the US and even a global reach in UK, Australia, and more.
  • Launching July 2022 we will be on a new streaming network called Onest Network. We are participating with a 30 minute segment in a 10 hour Limitless Conference, a Relationship inspiring show, and then a travel show launching Q4 of 2022.
  • We are already under contract with Morgan James Publishing. Final manuscript deadline is August 2022 with final release date spring 2023.

Similar titles

  • It is very difficult to find something close to our book. This is a unique story in a unique 2-sided flip book format with one side fully illustrated (somewhat comic book style) and the other side written like a traditional book. Two points of view of the same life experience.
  • Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher Published by Mariner Books in 2009 (Similar in the fact both books are memoirs of a bipolar life. Different in our book includes both stories from the person with the bipolar and a person/spouse as the support system.)

Audience

1.Newly married couples. 2.Men and Women with mental and physical illnesses. 3.All ages of people with friends or family members going through Bipolar. 4.Men and Women 18 to 40 (Could be for all ages but targeted to younger since we were in our 20s going through the experiences in the memoir.)

Advance praise

“There’s nothing ‘Medium’ about the Rogans” - Tom Bancroft (Owner and CEO of Pencilish Animation Studio and former Supervising Animator at Disney)

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  • Carrie Epley
    on June 1, 2022, 3:08 p.m.

    Congratulations!

    FYI- I couldn’t get PayPal to even open.

    • Bethany Marshall
      on July 9, 2022, 8:28 p.m.

      Hey Carrie! Bethany from Publishizer here - please feel free to send me a message if you are still having this issue. Thanks!

  • Didier Koffi
    on June 1, 2022, 6:16 p.m.

    Love you guys! Best of luck with your amazing book, eager to receive a copy 😊.

  • Ashley Pippin-Jones
    on June 14, 2022, 5:25 p.m.

    So happy for You both! Congrats on this accoplishment, cant wait to read it!

  • Ogden Luke
    on June 14, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

    Best of luck on your book journey!

  • Tony Cook
    on June 20, 2022, 1:15 a.m.

    Love you guys! Can’t wait to see the finished product! Super excited!

  • Anonymous
    on June 21, 2022, 3:05 p.m.

    Congrats to both of you! What an important subject. I love that you can speak from your own personal experience. Best wishes on your campaign.

  • Dan Clouser
    on June 23, 2022, 12:22 a.m.

    Looking forward to the book guys! Wish you the best of luck in the presale!

  • Matthew Pfeifer
    on July 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

    Hey guys! Can't wait to say Howdy in person again! I reckon I will have to shoot some 8mm film when I see you next, showing all your silliness(and Juno!). :)

  • deleted deleted
    on July 26, 2022, 12:50 p.m.

    For someone who is gearing up to do van-life in the next 5-ish years and FINALLY living the life I want to, I'm looking forward to this!

  • G Carriero
    on Aug. 1, 2022, 1:45 p.m.

    Hope your rabies quarantine was not too bad and your travels will be safe and enjoyable Geoff & Mindy