Tuesday, May 16, 2017

And Then There Was One by Donna Michaels

Well, it's finally happened. My son is officially a college graduate! Zach is one of my twin boys, and the last of my three sons to earn a degree. It may have taken him a little longer than his two brothers, but once he finally found the right major--Asian Studies--he switched colleges, moved all the way across the state and earn his degree. This past Saturday, he graduated. Yay!

In a separate small ceremony from his department later that day, Zach was also presented with a certificate in Chinese studies. He was the very first student in the history of his school to earn one. I'm so happy for him, and one darn proud mama!

We spent the morning and half of the afternoon clearing out and cleaning out the upstairs of the house he shared with two other male students. Boy, even though I have four children, I was still surprised at how much stuff three guys...ah...accumulated. Lets just say, I'm glad that's over. lol

Now, we're down to one child left in college. My baby, my daughter Jestina. She'll graduate next May with a major in Acting/Directing and minor in writing. Just in time for RT. I'm already tired just thinking about it. :-)

But, I can't afford too much downtime. I have deadlines and heroes waiting for me to deliver their HEAs. It's all good though, I'm excited to get back to these heroes.

I'd love to introduce you to one. Meet Brogan O'Neil. He's a handsome former SEAL I'm writing for the Brotherhood Protectors Kindle World created by the wonderful, amazing Elle James!! What an honor! I'm still pinching myself. :-)

The inaugural launch is only weeks away on June 8th!!

If you'd like to keep apprised of all the launch books, cover reveals, contest, and chatter, join Elle's FB group

Thanks for reading,



Leah St. James said...

Congratulations, Donna, to you and Zach! What a wonderful accomplishment, and milestone. Wishing Zach much success and happiness as he moves to the next step in his journey!

My older son lived in a frat house for three of his four undergrad years, and the first time I visited I nearly called the health department...not to mention the building code office!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Congratulations on the Kindle World. Lucky you! We also have four kids - all college graduated and out on their own - Whew! Having been there and done that, you have my utmost respect. It is one long road.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Donna, the Michaels' world is as busy as your Kindle one! You and Vonnie are Kindle Worlding...couldn't be more proud of both of you. And college graduates all around...that's amazing! Congrats and may all that positive energy motivate you to turn out great pages!

Jannine Gallant said...

I'm still fully immersed. My oldest will be a junior at Cal next year. My youngest is graduating high school next month and will be heading off to start college in Oregon. We'll be broke. Please buy my books. LOL Congrats on one more making it through the process, Donna!

Alison Henderson said...

Congratulations all around, Donna! I only have one child, and her college graduation was one of the most memorable days of my life. Huge congrats, too, on your upcoming Kindle Worlds release. The cover is wonderful!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

No wonder you are one proud Momma! You have every right to proudly flaunt that title. I love the cover and congrats on your Kindle Worlds entry. Go you!!

Diane Burton said...

Congrats, Donna, to you and your son. Best wishes to him on his area of study. Sometimes, it takes a person longer to find their place in the world. I have one super-focused child and one that goes with the flow. They've both found their place(s). Congrats on Kindle World, too.

Alicia Dean said...

Awww, I'm sure it is bittersweet! You must be so proud of your children. Your hero is HOT!! Best wishes with all the writing and kid stuff! :)

Donna Michaels said...

Thank you all so much! I'm proud, relieved, and anxious. <3