Hi, it's Donna Michaels, and the next two years will mark a few milestones in my life, and I’m not talking about my writing life. Yeah, that's crazy busy, but I’m talking about in my personal life.
Next year, my husband is retiring from the military. He’ll have over 30 years in on the part time side of the National Guard, and 20 years in on the full time side. It has been an amazing, and sometimes trying, journey for him and our family, but it has shaped us all into who we are today. And I have to say I’m very proud of him and our family. But, just because he’ll be retired does not mean he’ll stop working. No way. Michael is a doer, so he’ll find another job, plus become my assistant, which I so desperately need. I just hope I can survive another year without one!!
Next year will also be special because my super senior son will actually graduate with a college degree! After six years, and many changed majors, Zach has finally found the right one, Asian Studies, and I’m very happy for him. It’s tough when you aren’t born knowing what you want to do. He’s also not the only one of my children to change majors. He’s just the one in college the longest. J
The milestones continue the following year. My daughter, (my baby) will graduate from her college with a degree in Acting/Directing and a minor in Writing. Once she is done and on her own, (hopefully working at her dream job in Disney), my husband and I will be free to start the next chapter in our lives.
We’re moving out on our kids.
Yep. You read that correctly. In two years, my husband and I are moving away from home. lol
You see, not only are all my grown children still living at home, (including my oldest son and his wife), but my parents are here, too. None of them are coming with us (that I know of). My parents say stop worrying about everyone and go live our lives. But it's not easy. The mom in me feels like I’m abandoning my kids even though they’re all adults, so I need to make sure everyone is settled into their own lives before I leave. They are well aware of our plans, have two years to prepare, and are excited to start making plans of their own.
I just know there are going to be a few story lines sparked by this adventure, and I so look forward to writing them. Heck, at times, my life is an adventure…authored, I swear, by Lucy and Ethel.
Speaking of story lines, I have a new release out with a heroine who has been through quite a bit in her life, and she’s only twenty-six. Here’s what a few readers had to say about HER INDULGENT COWBOY:
“Her Indulgent Cowboy, is the seventh book in the Harland County Series, and just like the others it was fantastic! Going to Harland County, even in the pages of a book is like going home, after a long trip. Donna Michaels has made this place and the people that live there so real, that I can actually picture it in my mind, and the characters are all so down to earth that you cannot help but fall in love with each and every one of them, flaws and all.” ~Debbie Collins
“Her Indulgent Cowboy by Donna Michaels is another fine example of Ms Michaels' story telling abilities. I was hooked by the first paragraph. This well written book is fast paced and loaded with fantastic characters. Lacey and Jesse's story is packed with humor, drama and sexy bits.” ~Deb D
“Donna Michaels has done a great job with capturing the reader. There is such emotion in this story, you have laughter, love and tears. I do not cry often when I read books but this story really gets to your heart and you can't help but feel for these characters.” ~SKeenan
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your July!
Thanks for reading,