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Have you ever had a pinch me moment? Since publishing Never Let You Fall I've had an abundance of them, but this weekend sort of takes the cake.
I'm a storyteller. My Barbies and paper dolls had elaborate, angst-filled lives that would make Days of Our Lives proud. I failed second-semester seventh-grade math because I spent the time writing stories instead of learning fractions. I took my job as Student Life writer on my high school yearbook to new levels with creatively written pieces about, among other things, the cowboy boot fashion trend of the early 90s and used the names of every toothpaste possible to write a punny piece on smiling. (Side note: I need to pull that one for y'all one of these days!)
I'm a writer. I kept a journal of my relationship with my high school sweetie—now husband—and I wrote poems and songs constantly. I also practiced my signature in hopes that one day I'd autograph things for fans.
I'm extremely grateful and blessed to do what I love. Yes, I'm a words girl but words cannot explain how much UtopiaCon (formerly UtopYACon) means to me. My tribe came from this event. I've met strong, capable, creative women and men at this event. I learned to allow myself to want something more at Utopia. It's with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to UtopiaCon, but my heart bursts with joy at knowing I only need to open social media to find this tribe and share in the joy, pain, and thrills of writing.
This year was epic. The highlight? The Paper Planes series was nominated for FIVE UtopiaCon awards. We didn't win, but guys! FIVE awards. Against some of our favorite authors. For real, check out a few of the lists ...
We lost to Sarah J. Maas, Colleen Hoover, Tijan, Rachel Higginson, and Jennifer L. Armentrout. We were nominated for Book of the Year! Contemporary series of the year! Guys, for real —pinch me!! It REALLY is an honor just to be nominated, especially with these very deserving creatives.
Thank you for supporting us. Thank you for loving our unique brand of crazy. I am so, so grateful. I write with my best friend. I love what I do. I can't wait to do it some more!
Time for a chat.
Sometimes we don't know what we're doing. Right? In January of 2016, I approached Mindy with the idea of co-writing a book. Paper Planes and Others Things We Lost was born. It was supposed to be a standalone novel. Then I created Amber—with her larger than life personality and broken soul. The more we wrote Brett and Ruby the more we saw a bigger picture. When Cole came into the plot, our brains went crazy. Okay, you win brains.
Subway Stops and the Places We Meet and Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned were born.
This is why we're here today, having this talk. Subway Stops and Chasing Cars are Adult (or New Adult) novels. Paper Planes is a solid YA story.
Though they are all 'clean' the characters in SS and CC are more mature and the romantic tension is heightened. So, it is for this reason that we've made a rather dramatic decision.
We're changing the e-book covers!
Why? Why you ask! We love the SS and CC covers. They're adorable AND will remain on the paperbacks. Buy them, they look amazing together. But, it has come to our attention that SS and CC don't reach readers packaged the way they are. These are standalone adult contemporary sweet romances. With their current look, they come off as YA OR as a series you HAVE to read together. Obviously, we would love people to read all three stories, but they read nicely as standalone, too. We feel it's a disservice to Cole, Sam, Amber, and Olle if we don't do everything we can to get them into the hands of readers.
The good news (other than amazingly cute new covers)? It makes it MUCH, MUCH easier for us to write more Paper Planes novels going forward! That's right, we have more planned. Standalone tales following other Flight 397 families—and maybe a return of those you already love. Branding each book helps give them their own identity. You can look for 'a paper planes novel' on the covers and know what you're getting—a Mindy Michele sweet romance sure to make you laugh, cry, and swoon!
Ready for the reveal?
Aren't they gorgeous? They fit the stories and characters so nicely. We're so happy with them.
Currently, Subway Stops is only available on Amazon.
You can read it for FREE with #KindleUnlimited or grab it here:
Chasing Cars is available here:
You have no idea how excited Mindy and I are to finally share this book with y'all! Writing Chasing Cars was an amazing experience. I loved everything about it and in the end, the story truly reflects that love. I am extremely proud of this book and hope you will give it a try. Fall in love with Olle, Amber, and Finland ...
You can find both Michele & Mindy and their collaborating work here on Facebook.
I love getting to introduce y'all to new reads. This one looks super interesting, check it out:
The wait is over! From the bestselling author of the Acceptance series, comes an all new YA-standalone that's sure to be the first summer smash-hit! Sarah Negovetich delivers and you won't want to miss out. Grab your copy today!
Title: Ghost Code
Author: Sarah Negovetich
Genre: Young Adult/Sci-Fi
Release Date: May 15, 2017
"Ghost Code is a fast paced thrill ride that will take you to the very edge--of life and of love--and leave you begging for just one more page."
Sarah Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with that.
Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.
Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and performing on stage at BE Theatre. Her goal in life is to never grow up.
Grab your copy today!