Wednesday, May 7, 2014


MY BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!!! I can't tell you how long I've wanted to say those words! I'm so excited to share it. It means so much to me. But for now, it's time to PAR-TAY!!!

Jump up and down,
Spin around,
Touch the ground,
And scream!!!


Okay, I'll calm down...a little :)

Here's the cover and book description one last time!

All Kate wants is to live. Battling cystic fibrosis is hard enough, dying from it is even harder. When her mom moves them closer to the hospital in the middle of her senior year, Kate’s determined to isolate herself—saving everyone the trouble of befriending a dying girl. It’s a difficult task when cheerful optimist Giana insists on being Kate’s friend.
Kate’s resolve falters even more when curly-haired Kyler captivates her with his sweet melodies. As her emotional walls collapse, Kate realizes the people she’s been pushing away may be the ones giving her a reason to live. But it might be too late.

Want a chance to win a free copy? Visit each participating blog and find all 16 key phrases—1 in each fun fact about the author. Put them together and answer the question in the giveaway below for extra points! The giveaway is open to everyone no matter where you live and it runs for a whole week!

Carol Riggs (3 & 4)

Kelley Hicken (7 & 8)

Annette Larsen (9 & 10)

Rachel Pudelek (11 & 12)

Melanie Stanford (13 & 14)

About the Author, including fun facts.

Michelle Merrill loves kissing her hubby, snuggling her kids, eating candy, reading books, and writing first drafts. She names her computers after favorite fictional characters and fictional characters after favorite names. 

Here are the first 2 fun facts!!!

1.      I love salad. I’m one of those people who order the salad instead of the steak. But I usually order the whopping one, and eat the whole thing. Can you say, CafĂ© Rio sweet pork salad? I think my mouth’s watering.
2.      I’ve been to 48 states…in a 15 passenger van. Including right into downtown Manhattan with a full-size trailer pulled behind with a homemade wing on top for better gas mileage. Yeah, it was all sorts of awesome. 

You can watch the book trailer here: Trailer.

You can add my book to your goodreads here: Goodreads.

You can PURCHASE the book here!!! Amazon: CHANGING FATE.

Thank you SO much! I’ll remind you one last time that ALL proceeds these first two days will go toward Team Regan Kate’s Great Strides Walk, and half of all proceeds will always go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their continuing research to find a cure.

And since May is CF Awareness Month, the ebook will be 2.99 until June!!! The Paperback is also at a lower price right now! 



  1. Congrats on your new book coming out Michelle. Wow you are working hard to promote.

  2. HI, Michelle,


    This is so wonderful of you to be so generous. And for such a worthy cause! I know how long you've waited for this day and I am THRILLED for you. We go WAY back. You're one of my first blogger pals.

    Your author pic is FANTASTIC! You look beautiful!


    1. Thanks so much Michael. It's great to have supportive blogger friends :)

  3. Yay! Congrats! Congrats, Michelle! I am so excited for you and excited to read your book. :)


  4. How exciting! I hope you celebrate w/a giant salad and candy for dessert! ;) Congratulations!!

    1. Mmmmm. I think I've been celebrating for a whole week! Maybe too much candy, though. Might have to dig into more salad to counteract the sugar :) Thanks!

  5. I'm with you on the sweet pork salad. I think that's my favorite, too. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and I'm telling everyone I know about your awesome book.

    1. Did you say sweet pork salad again?! Now I want one and it's almost midnight. We should go get one together :) Thanks Kelley!

  6. Michelle! Katie and Martin told me about your book, and I just downloaded it tonight. I am so excited for you! What an accomplishment. We have a dear friend with CF, and I think it is awesome that you are raising awareness for this condition...
    Glad to find a new blogging buddy :) Best of luck on your release...

  7. KIM! I've been meaning to get ahold of you. I was so excited to hear that you're a writer. We'll have to get in touch soon. Thanks for purchasing my book :)


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