Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017

The publishing industry is in constant flux and depending on the avenue you take for connection, is what information you are privy to. For the past ten or so years I have been writing. My first publisher pushed me to change my style to one more commercial, which in this Fifty Shades of Grey world, was much more racy. I changed my stories, I added spice and I followed other authors that wrote similar. I read similar work and soon found myself falling into the rabbit hole. I began to ask myself was I selling my soul for potential readership? I joined a touring Author's group and began selling books at local bookstores and fairs, however I found I was really unable to explain my books because I was embarrassed by their content. So I decided I needed to branch out more and signed up for book signing in Vegas. There I discovered I a totally different world and although I could explain my book to eager ears, I still wasn't comfortable with myself. What I found is I was being tempted to change for the chance of success. It took awhile and a lot of soul searching to realize I was changing into someone I didn't like or respect. Thankfully Anaiah Press gave me back my identity and I am writing what my heart tells me and not what a society that is falling to their desires necessarily wants.  But now I have to find my new TRIBE. I have to find my readership and leave those who read my stories before behind. Slowly I am rebuilding my brand and hope to find my TRIBE soon.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pre-order link for my next book is up on amazon!



https://www.amazon.com/Forsaken-Screamers-Book-Connie-Michael-ebook/dp/B072LNKWGS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495329485&sr=8-1&keywords=connie+ann+michael

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Little Taste of A THOUSAND STOLEN MOMENTS


 
       

When twenty-two year old Emme Sawyer joins a Marine unit heading into Helmand Providence, she focuses on what she does best: keeping her men safe.With the help of her guard and good friend Tahk she enters the battle with little fear. But, when the unit is hit by an IED, Emme realizes she can’t save everyone. With her humanity on the line, and her faith in question, she seeks comfort from Raven, her commanding officer. Soon, Emme develops feelings that don’t belong in a combat zone, where each step could be your last. 

Raven keeps his emotions locked up tight, never allowing the men to see him sweat. But when Emme joins his unit, all bets are off; and the feelings he thought he left stateside begin to emerge. Knowing that the deserts of Afghanistan are the last place to start a romance, and the United States military’s view on fraternizing; Raven tries to deny his heart but can't help but hide small gifts, folded swans, with words of the feelings he tries to deny. Emme and Raven learn you can’t always choose where love finds you. And that sometimes, you just have to trust in God’s plan
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Monday, August 8, 2016

WALMART!

Well I was surprised to discover yesterday that the first book of my Thousand Moments series is currently available at Walmart.com.  I have books in some local Barnes and Nobles in the Seattle area because I did signings there but Walmart!? Crazy. I am going to browse the shelves at my local Walmarts and to see if it gets in the stores.  That would be extra crazy!

Friday, July 15, 2016

welcome back to me

I started this blog as I was embarking on a huge change in my life...a move to a new state, and let me tell you life just got away from me.  My new job has its challenges, my relationship with my husband has grown and changed, my kids lives have tips and turns, all I can say is wow.

My husband and I have been in this new city for almost a year and currently I am packing the house up again to move into a little home we will call our own. This decision has been tough. You see we moved to Montana and right away my husband thought we would move to some property and get some animals and off we would go into Big Sky Country. Well we found the property and bought it. The location was great because it would get me closer to work, which is relative seeing as my commute is an hour each way but it was a few minutes closer. But then the issues began. The buyers for our house back home backed out (A story for another post) and our dream house began to be a million dollar challenge. Every which way we turned it wasn't working out for us. The cost was just much more than we wanted.  So we sat back and listened to the words our pastor told us.  Move forward until God puts something in your path.  Three times we moved forward and each time BAM we were stopped. We knew we had to think of another direction. We had to reassess what was important and low and behold a house just up the block from us went up for sale. It was definitely in our price range and almost exactly like out rental but  little nicer. We loved the neighborhood and nothing much in our lives would change because HEY is was a block away from our current home. So as we tend to do, we jumped on it. And God said WHOA hold those horses and put up a road block. So low and behold we found this other little home. One that makes us really think about each item we keep and again purge useless "stuff". There have been no road blocks. This has been smooth sailing and we truly believe this is the path God has set us on.

New release

The third book in the 1000 Moments series has been released!  Yippeee