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Michele and I started this project in the beginning of 2017 and it took us by storm. We blew through half of Love in C Minor in two weeks, but then life happened and we had to shelf it. When we road-tripped to a signing several months later, Reagan and Ridley popped back into our heads. We knew we had to tell their tale, and soon one book turned into two. This is a story inspired by music and small-towns, forbidden romance and life-long friendships. It’s funny and it’s swoon-a-licious. The Backroads Duet grows with these characters from seventeen and eighteen-year-olds to adults. From finding themselves to finding forever. We hope that you’ll take a chance on Love in C Minor.



Seventeen-year-old Reagan seems like the perfect small-town girl. Dubbed a saint by her older brother, Lincoln, she serves the community, makes straight A’s, attends church, spends her summers working with special needs children, and is a piano playing prodigy.

When you’re the daughter of the mayor and the police chief in a sleepy Kansas town, toeing the line is easier than the alternative.

That is, until her brother’s best friend changes the rules.

Reagan’s been subject to Ridley’s antics her entire life. Growing up, he tormented and teased her, but he kept his distance—until now. When Ridley breaks a promise, late night phone calls and secret rendezvous in the haystacks quickly transform into a reckless, all-consuming love.

Some promises are meant to be broken. Some secrets will not be contained, and sometimes the consequences we render are more than we can bear.

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Love in C Minor is coming soon! April 27th will be here before we know it. Michele and I are so excited to share Reagan and Ridley's story with you. Do you want a chance to read it before it releases? Please sign up below and you may be chosen!

Love in C Minor by Mindy Michele is Book #1 in the Backroads Duet.
This is a sweet contemporary romance.
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About The Book

When a promise is broken, their simple lives become complicated. how long can late night phone calls and secret rendezvous in the haystacks remain hidden?

From the co-writing duo of Mindy Michele comes a table of small-town charm and backroads trouble.

Full description coming.


Title: Love in C Minor, A Backroads Duet 1

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Genre: NA Romance




Two realizations deprive my lungs of life-sustaining breath when I step onto my back patio for the first time in two months. First, the August air is abnormally stifling in Kansas today. And second, Ridley Goss, also known as The Player, my brother's best friend, my childhood tormentor, the star of my daydreams, and the guy who-judging by his current position—can't keep his tongueout of WhitneyReidman's throat, is here. My chest aches. I'm sucking in my first deep breath since walking outside when a third realization punches me in the gut—life in Ellbury is exactly the way it was before I left. Welcome home, Reagan Meeks.


Me To You, Willowhaven

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I wrote a book I hadn't planned.
I started this book at the beginning of 2017 with a very different plot, but because of a turn my life made over the summer my words broke up with me. So I scrapped the story and started fresh with a bleeding heart and a broken soul. It's a story my mind needed, my heart needed.
I never thought there would be a book that was more of my heart than Me After You, but Me To You rivals it. I hope it touches you. I hope it reaches the people it needs to reach. I hope you love it as much as I do.


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New Look for Willowhaven

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YAY for cover reveal days! I love them almost as much as release days.

As much as I love the original Willowhaven covers, something was missing. The stories aren't just about the girl. It's why I wrote them in dual POV. The men deserve a presence, too. I scoured custom photography sites for months and months until I found my perfect matches. I had my eye on these images from K Keeton Designs for awhile and held onto them for over a year. A YEAR. Do you know how painful that is?? I couldn't be happier with what Okay Creations. has done with The Willowhaven Series. Sarah Hansen knows what I want when I don't even know what I want. I basically said make them pretty and she ran with it. I think she hit the mark!




Those full jackets though...

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The new covers aren't available in paperback yet, but they will be soon!

10 Thing I Love About You Cover Reveal

Michele and I are so excited to be apart of this project! Y'all know how much we love the 90's and this novella was such a fun way to give us a chance to dive back in!


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10 Things I Hate About You - book info 

Title: 10 Things I love About You Anthology

10 Author's:  
1990: "Nothing Compares 2 U" -- Michele G Miller + Mindy Hayes 
1991: "More Than Words" (by Extreme) -- Christina Benjamin
 1992: "Jump" -- Micalea Smeltzer
 1993: “Can't Help Falling in Love” -- L.A. Fiore
 1994: “The Sign” -- Carey Heywood
 1995: “Who Will Save Your Soul” -- Skye Warren
 1996: “Always Be My Baby” -- Mary Ting
1997: “Lovefool” -- Katie M. John
 1998: "My Heart Will Go On" -- Tia Silverthorne Bach
 1999: "Genie in a Bottle" -- Elise Kova

Genre: Contemporary Romance & New Adult

Release Date: December 1, 2017

Cover Designer: Regina Wamba

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10 Things I Hate About You - about book 

10 things i love about you 

The 90s: The decade of AOL, Grunge music, the Gulf War, OJ Simpson trial, Friends, Seinfeld, Britney and Christina, tattoos and belly button piercings, Monica Lewinsky, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Tarantino movies. It was a decade of polarities and hilarity.  

Those who reached adulthood in the Nineties were branded Generation X, and were labeled apathetic slackers and cynics. But, ultimately, this generation was called on to bridge the gap between old ideals and new technologies and ways of living. These new adults had to find jobs, find themselves, and find love amidst rapidly changing landscapes online and off.  

Ten Things I Love About You is a collection of ten contemporary romance, new adult, stand-alone stories set in the 1990s. The title of each love story will be a hit song from the year that the novella represents, and are written, respectively, by award-winning and bestselling authors.   

 Ten Things I Love About You was created by UTOPiAcon founder, Janet Wallace, and is co-produced with Regina Wamba (together they are WaWa Productions).  

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The Willowhaven Series Conclusion

I'm so excited to announce the final Willowhaven novel, Me To You (Willowhaven #3), is coming to you early next year!


Once fearless and adventurous, Savannah Ballard hasn’t been the same since her accident in high school. While she appears composed on the outside, inside she’s screaming. She wants her life back and returning to the origin of her pain is the only way she knows how.

When successful New York lawyer Jude Rochester’s grandfather passes away he becomes the new owner of Rochester Grocers in Willowhaven. He has no intention of taking over the business, but he makes a trip to the small town to tie up loose ends.

After meeting on the street, Savannah becomes Jude’s tour guide for the week. As if life wasn’t messy enough, an unexpected romance may not be the best way to simplify it. They lead complicated lives they aren’t ready to share. When the secrets between them are so significant, distance might not be the only thing to threaten their future.

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I've lost my head

I've lost my head. It's official. How did I miss I Could Be A Monkey's release here!

HEY! GUESS WHAT! My first children's book is officially here! It's already been nominated for Best Children's Book at the Ozarks Indie Book Fest!

"Absolutely beautiful and touching. Every child needs this book . . . But especially special needs children who fight more battles than we realize and their encouraging and loving parents."
"Perfect children's book to encourage self discovery and imagination. The illustrations are engaging and thoughtful. My toddlers want to read it over and over and I love it too, which is always a plus. A sweet message that is applicable to all ages."

Everyone is loving it! Make sure you grab your copy TODAY!


Explore the joy of encouraging creativity and self-expression. Be brave. Be adventurous. Be bold. Be anything you want to be.

In a big world filled with so many possibilities and challenges, this book explores the importance of encouraging children to be brave and use their imagination. With vibrant illustrations, I Could Be A Monkey celebrates a simple, loving message of support and acceptance.


The Mindy 411

Hey y'all,
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you've seen what's been going on in my life over the summer, but if not I wanted to give a little update.

I'm sorry I've been pretty MIA for the last few months. Sadly, it's not because I've been busy in my writing cave. I know I'm normally a pretty transparent person when it comes to my life, but I've had to keep something close to my heart––to respect the privacy of family––for quite some time and more recently for the last couple months. Something devastating that has taken a toll on my heart and mind. It means I've had to take a break from writing for the the summer and will continue to put a hold on words until I can mentally get back to a version of myself.
This unfortunately means any books I've promised for the near future have been put on hold.
I can promise you one novella Michele and I worked on recently for WaWa Productions––the 10 Things I Love About You anthology set in the 90s––that will be coming in December, but any other books have taken a backseat.
It breaks my heart to have to do this. I promise this is not a decision I took lightly. I know this is disappointing to many of you, but I'm human and can only handle so much at one time.
Thank you, my friends, for your understanding and support.

This is a big one

Okay y'all. Are you ready for it? We've got to have a little cover chat.

This is something Michele and I have agonized over for months.

When we designed the Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost cover we had no plans for a series. We had the story for Brett and Ruby, and that's all we thought was going to happen. Then characters we grew to love were born (enter Cole and Amber) and their lives became ones we were invested in and thus Subway Stops and the Places We Meet and Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned started to weasel their way into our minds.

When we first got the cover ideas for The Paper Planes Series they made sense as a whole. We created them before we wrote the other stories. Paper Planes laid down the foundation. We LOVE that cover and always will. But as we finished Subway Stops and Chasing Cars the covers stopped lining up with the stories. Paper Planes is a solid YA cover with a solid YA story. The others, not so much.

So, now comes why we're here today.

We're changing the e-book covers

Why? Why would you do that? I know. I get it. Trust me. This is not a decision we made lightly. We love the Subway Stops and Chasing Cars covers too. I'm telling you. We AGONIZED over this, you guys. I drew them for goodness sake. They're as original as they come. So don't you worry your pretty little faces. They WILL remain in paperback! They'll go perfectly together on your shelf. You should buy them.

The thing is, we've learned over the last several months that Subway Stops and Chasing Cars don't reach readers packaged the way they are. When I told a good friend of mine (who is an avid contemporary romance reader) we were changing them, she looked at me with all the disappointment in the world and said, "But they're so cute!" So I said, "But if you didn't know who I was would you pick one of them up?" Her face immediately changed and she said, "You're right. I wouldn't give them a second thought."

These are standalone adult contemporary romances, people. With their current look, they appear to be YA or like a series you HAVE to read in order. Obviously, we would love for people to read all three stories. While it's great to get the entire story arc (and lovers of the series will tell you to start from the beginning), there's no reason you can't read Amber and Olle's story or Sam and Cole's without reading the other books first. 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. We want everyone to know and love them as much as we do!

Here they are!

But, wait. I have more news! Other than the beautiful new covers? Yup. Steering away from matchy matchy covers, makes it A LOT easier for us to write more Paper Planes novels! You heard me. We have MORE planned! More standalone novels following other Flight 397 families—and maybe if you're lucky some characters you've grown to love with make a return. By branding each book differently it helps to 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!

Currently, Subway Stops is only available on Amazon.
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Chasing Cars is available here: