Connie Ann Michael was born and raised in Seattle Washington but recently moved to Montana. She lives with her husband and her two dogs and enjoys any activity which will get her outdoors. Connie has two sons who have successfully graduated from college.
Hi, Connie! Congratulations on your continued success as an author. Thank you for coming by to spend a little time with me and my readers. We’re looking forward to learning a little bit more about you and your work.
- When did you first begin to write?
I began to write when my boys started high school and they were busy with sports and I found I had a lot of extra time.
- How many books have you published at this point? How many do you have in progress and/or in your head?
I have published five books as of now. I have three books in a new series that are getting ready for editing and two or three partials and two definite ones in my head which are outlined but not written.
- Where does all your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from the people around me and current events.
- Who has been your favorite character, and who has been the most difficult to write?
My favorite character has to be Raven from my Thousand Moments series. The hardest character I have written is Oli from my Screamers series because I want readers to be sympathetic to her but I also want her to be strong.
- Did you have to do any research for your books?
I did a lot of research for my military romance but haven’t had to do too much for the Screamers series.
- What do you hope your readers will take away from your stories?
The theme I write in all my books is one of redemption. I want my readers to know that God forgives no matter how far you have gone away from him. No sin is too great if you ask for forgiveness and believe Jesus died for your sins.
- Sometimes scenes don’t go where you expect them to go, and characters don’t act the way you intend them to act. Have you experienced anything like that in your writing?
During my Thousand Moments series Raven and Emme’s relationship really moved in a direction I wasn’t expecting but with PTSD it couldn’t be a smooth road and I had to let it flow naturally until I could reunite them.
- When is your favorite time to write and where is your favorite writing place?
I love to sit outside in the sun to write and can write for a very long time outside, however it is difficult because my computer screen reflects the sun and I can’t see what I’m writing.
- What is your next project?
My next project is a series called ‘I wanna be’; the first book is Different. It is a young adult realistic fiction taking place in high school. It really reflects the message I want to give about no matter how far you fall God is always there.
Thanks again for your time, Connie. All the best with your current projects and all the stories you will tell in the future.
Connie’s latest book is Forgotten, a dystopian romance:
Oli left the safety of her home to spread God’s word to a world that’s forgotten He exists. She never expected to become a pawn between a mother she thought was dead and two competing sanctuaries, all of whom see her as nothing more than a tool to gain more power. But when the Governor shows up to take Oli back to the barrier, she discovers a horrible truth: her mother used Oli as a bartering chip to save herself, and she’s about to do it again.
Oli finds an ally in a scarred boy named Matty—and now he’s her only hope of survival. Unfortunately, the only way to safety is to head into a city full of Screamers. Along the way, they encounter Luca, a man who realizes Oli’s true potential, and he’s going to use her to cement his position as a powerful leader.
Forced to go The Station, a true house of horrors that might hold the answer to the illness, Oli must save her friends and get out before she becomes the next test subject.