It’s been a long time since I posted last. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus—somewhat for good reasons, some for not-so-good reasons. One of my last posts was from last July, when I posted about having to go back under the knife for Frankenankle. The surgery itself went fine; unfortunately, the rest not so much. I developed a condition called CRPS. I’ll explain about that some other day, but suffice to say that it’s caused a lot of pain, heartache, and grief. It’s a disabling disorder, and while I have some wonderful doctors on the case, it’s still rather disheartening. I allowed myself some time to grieve, some time to fret, and some time to (I’m loathe to admit) wallow in a bit of self-pity. But then I snapped out of it (mostly). I decided to put that time and energy into something productive—since I was stuck not being able to be very mobile, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to really get my novel finished and published.

And here I am!

My debut novel, A Year and a Day, releases worldwide next month! In fact, for those of you who are attending (or even just thinking of attending) UTOPiACon this year, I am holding a very special pre-release release! Anyone at UTOPiACon can get their hands on my book a full week before it officially releases! How about that?

It was quite a ride to get here, but I can tell you, it’s ultimately been worth it. This book is the product of blood, sweat, and tears. I am very happy to share it with all of you! Now that this is out there, I have a feeling life will slow down for me again (at least a little), so I can fully resume my blog! I look forward to getting back to it, for sure! In the mean time…

Here is the full cover (back, front, and spine).

I am so incredibly happy with how it came out! I hope you like it, too!

Here’s the blurb on the back of the book for you to read:

Cass expected the one year anniversary of Johnny’s death would be hard; at least as hard as her attempts have been to move on in life without her husband. She didn’t expect to be haunted by him, seeing him everywhere. The more she fights these images, the stronger they become, until something must give… her sanity or her faith.

In order to move on, she must confront her past. In order to confront her past, she must accept her future. Her past and future will collide, leaving either devastation or awakening in its wake. The choice is hers: return to the Path she’d left behind all those years ago; or forge her own future, regardless of the consequences.

This debut novel from Michaela Mills tackles the subjects of grief after the loss of a spouse, finding love again, and allowing oneself to face both the past and the future head-on.

Want to pre-order?

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