Wednesday, February 18, 2015


I want to thank everyone who entered the drawing and helped support organ donations! I'm happy to announce the four winners of the giveaway!

CJ Schindler



Natalie Shatlock

I have tried to contact a few of you without much success. If you could contact me, that might be better and we can discuss details :) My email is michelle m merrill (at) hotmail (dot) com. No spaces included.

Thanks again! You are all fabulous and I appreciate your support!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Learn to be, and then become...with a giveaway!!!

Reason #1 why I wrote Changing Fate: to spread the word about cystic fibrosis. I learned that my daughter's friend has CF and I wanted to do something. I didn't have money to donate and I wanted to help in some way. What I didn't know was that I was already helping in an unexpected way...

by being an organ donor.  

Organ donations save lives. Hands down. In a sad event that we lose our life, what better way to go than to save another? It's that simple. One signature and a little logo on your drivers license. 

There are people out there waiting for organs just so they can breathe easy and live to experience life a little longer. I'd like to tell you about 2 of them (even though I could probably come up with a really really really really long list of others). 

The first is Katy Starck Monte. She has cystic fibrosis and is currently waiting for her second double lung transplant. You can learn more about her story here, and support her through #OOMPHforkaty on facebook and twitter

My shout out to Katy and the book I'm offering for the giveaway.

Caleigh Haber also has CF and is fighting to breathe as she waits for her first lung transplant. You can learn more about her story here, and support her through Fight2Breathe on facebook and TeamCaleigh on twitter.  

Both of these girls, and countless others, could benefit from spreading the word about becoming an organ donor. Not just people with CF, but many others as well, lose the battle every day. 

Changing Fate might not match each individual story, but my hope is that it helps others realize the difference they can make just by learning to be so we can all become something greater together. Hopefully we can change the fate of those precious lives that are being lost.   

Please spread the word and feel free to enter the giveaway below. There will be 4 winners!!! Two $10 giftcards to, the paperback copy of my book pictured above, and an e-book copy of the book.

Also, my e-book will be available for 99 cents for the duration of the contest. My purpose isn't to make this about my book, but to spread awareness through my book if it could teach one more person about CF. As always, half of all proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the continuing research in finding a cure.


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

It's a new year!!!

Holy cow! I can't believe it's another year. That means five years ago this month, I started writing. 7 manuscripts and 1 self published book later, and I'm still happy with my decision to become a writer! I love it. 

2014 certainly wasn't what I thought it'd be at the beginning of the year. I wasn't planning on self publishing a book and certainly wasn't planning on going a whole year without writing anything new. I had hoped I would revise a few books and maybe write another NaNo story but...1 self published book later with six months of dealing with extreme anxiety in a 9 year old daughter...and, well, it was what it was. And I did what was most important. And I'm happy I did. Writing will never be fulfilling if it means I'm neglecting what matters most.

Even though my year didn't go as planned, I'm glad it went the way it did. And I'm even more excited to set goals for 2015 and see where the year takes me! I have already started revisions on two books! Once that's finished I hope to query, get an agent, and write more books! I have so many stories to tell! Hence all the exclamation points!!! 

I hope you all the success in your writing goals for this year! 

Care to share any of them with me? I'd love to hear them :) 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

6 Month Celebration!!!

My book came out six months ago!!! Now it's time to party! Check out the details below.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Want the skinny on my ebook sale this week? Here are the deets!

Learn more about 65 Hours of Silence for CF here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

OneRepublic - I Lived

This is so fantastic! It will bring so much awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Please watch and share :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Another Giveaway!!!

Facebook and Twitter Blast Kindle Fire

Twitter/Facebook Blast $229 Giveaway

2 dozen bloggers & authors have joined together to offer you 1 fabulous prize. The winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!    

Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)

Or $229 Gift Card (International)

Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)

Each of these bloggers/authors paid to help sponsor this giveaway. Sponsor List
  1. I Am A Reader
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Morgan K Wyatt
  4. Author Julia Antoine
  5. Bound 4 Escape
  6. YA Author Fabio Bueno
  7. Author Michelle Merrill
  8. Book Reviews and Giveaways
  9. The Books You Read
  10. Author Inger Iversen
  11. Kindle and Me
  12. Bella Street's Weird Romance
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  14. Librarian Lavender
  15. MoreThanaReview
  16. I Love to Read and Review Books :)
  17. A & E Kirk, Author
  18. Fire and Ice
  19. Jennifer Laurens Author
  20. Leisure Reads
  21. Fae Books Blog
  22. Lori's Reading Corner
  23. Author Kim Cresswell-Trapped Inside My Head
  24. Helen Smith (author)

Giveaway Details 

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). 

Ends 9/8/14 

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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