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Book Details:

Book Title: Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael
Category:  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Ek-9 Solutions & Services, LLC
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G -Suitable for everyone.

Book Description:

Change can be difficult, especially for Savanna. When she gets a new trainer at a new barn, she can't help thinking about how much she'll miss Colts & Company. More than that...she's a little scared. What will happen when Savanna swallows her fear and takes a chance on Happenstance Farms?

A fun, relatable story about a girl and her pony, your child will love keeping up with the adventures at Happenstance Farms. With charming characters, lots of laughs, and social-emotional learning, this book is the perfect addition to any home or classroom library.

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Author Interview

Tell us about your book. Happenstance Farms A New Home is the first book in a series.  It’s about my daughter Savanna (an equestrian) and what I observed her going through when her trainer moved out of town, and she had to go to a new barn with new people.  At the time it seemed like her perfect pony world was turned upside down.  She was in a new barn with a new trainer, and she had to make new friends.   That is very overwhelming for an 8 ½ year old.

 How many books have you written? Happenstance Farms A New Home is my first book in a series.  The second book is complete and will be going into illustration at the end of the month.  I hope to have that book out in May 2022. My goal is to publish three books in 2022.

 Share your hopes and fears for your writing career.   I hope to make the Happenstance Farms books a go to series.   I already have the first 10 books roughly summarized.  My fear is that I may put a too much pressure on myself to publish three to four books a year.   I still work full time and have an active family.

 Talk about book clubs. Maybe give some ideas for talking points they could use in connection to your book.   Great talking points for book clubs would be discussing the experience of change.  What feelings and emotions were involved during the change?  How did you identify with Savanna?   What is a change you experienced?

What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book(s)? The most surprising thing I have learned is how much work is involved once the writing is complete.  Help is available to new authors.  Vicky Weber of “At Home Author” has been a huge help in navigating my writing and self-publishing journey.  I also was not aware of the publicity that is needed to launch a book.  “Forward Publicity” has been critical in marketing my book, I don’t know what I would have done without them!

 What is writing schedule? The best time for me to write is early morning.  I like to review my work late in the evening.

 Let your fans know where to find you on social media and what hashtags to use to talk about your book.  We are on Facebook and Instagram and I also have a website with activities for the kids and information on the characters.

 You can find us


Instagram #happenstancefarmsbooks

Meet the Author:

McMichael serves as the Senior Manager and Information Technology Business Partner for Training Solutions and Global Training Systems & Services in Boeing Global Services. She is a disabled veteran with more than 16 years of domestic and international experience in air traffic management and operations.  

McMichael holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s certificate in project management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Southern Illinois University.  She is a recipient of The
Boeing Company CTO Technical Excellence Award, Women of Color in Technology
“Rising Star” award, U.S. Air Force Air Traffic Training Achievement Award, and the International William A. Parenteau Memorial Award from the Air Traffic Control Association.  McMichael serves on the Advisory Board of SSM St. Charles Health Center, and the Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization board.
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Jan 18 – Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
Jan 19 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
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Jan 20 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Jan 21 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Jan 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 24 - Books for Books - book review
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