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.
Half of all proceeds will be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. It’s informative, emotional, romantic, and supports a great cause!
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Keep writing, always.
How do you react to a bad review? Find the good, learn from the bad, and realize everyone has different tastes.
What is on your “keeper shelf” of books? The Books of Bayern, Mistborn, The Way of Kings, Edenbrooke, Collection of Jane Austen, Poison Study Series…I could go on forever.
Do your characters really talk to you? YES! All the time. I can’t get them to shut up.
What drives you insane about the writing process? Revising. Ugh.
What is your favorite part of the writing/publishing process? 1st draft.
Do you prefer to write in silence or with music? Silence, if I can have it.
What is your guilty pleasure? Cheesy romantic comedies. My favorites right now are The Decoy Bride and Austenland!
Pet Peeves? Time left on the microwave, dishes left unrinsed, loud chewers.
What words or expression do you overuse? Awesome! Awful. Really. Right?
TV or Movies? Movies!
Night owl, or early bird? Owl all the way.
Print or Ebook? Print.
Horror or Romance? Romance.
Skittles or M&Ms? Skittles.
Gum or Breath Mints? Mints.
Text or Talk? Talk!
What is your favorite Quote? “To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” –Emerson.
1 copy of Changing Fate – Paperback open to US only, Ebook available for International readers.