I had originally intended this website to be a blog about books, being an author, and life in general. But life got in the way and that hasn’t been happening. So now, I’m going to use it as a platform to build my newsletter lists, introduce new authors, explain about the Challenges I host and encourage you to buy my books!
My name is Michelle and I’m an author. I’m also a mom, a cat lover, an avid reader, a publisher, a full time worker for the county, and basically an overworked crazy person!
After being a “nice person” most of my life, and putting everyone else’s needs above my own, I had an epiphany. I’d had 8 major surgeries in 7 years and I was in pain and exhausted. I didn’t feel like being the “nice, good girl” anymore. I decided to take a chance and do what I’d always wanted to do-write!
I invested in a program “guaranteed” to help me make it in the writing world. Mmhmm. Not so much. But what it DID do was show me that I have what it takes to persevere. And to write. So I ditched the program and kept writing. About a year ago I decided to submit a manuscript to a small publishing house. I didn’t expect anything, but I was hopeful. When I got the email saying they wanted me to write for them, I was at work. I started shaking like a leaf! It was lunchtime and only one person was in the office with me. I told her the news and she was happy for me, but I was numb. I couldn’t believe it and I didn’t know what to do!
Fast forward and it’s one year later. I now have four books published with that publisher. I have two children’s chapter books that I wrote and published. I hosted four short story writing challenges and published anthologies for all four. What a year it has been!
And I’m not going to stop now! I have more books to write, more challenges to host, my books to publish! And I have other side projects I’m working on as well!
I hope you’ll join me on this journey! I promise it will be an adventure. If you like my books, please check out my book pages and sign up for my newsletter so you always now when a new book is coming out! If you want to work on your writing and want to get publishes, check out the anthologies I’ve published. And sign up for the Challenge newsletter so you don’t miss out! I have at least two more challenges planned for this year. Woohoo!
So, welcome to my new website! It’s going to be fun!