Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael - Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages

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Happenstance Farms: A New Home by S. McMichael
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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Guest Post

Happenstance Farms A New Home
Author Susie McMichael Blog Post

Talk about how you come up with character names.

In the first book, Happenstance Farms A New Home, actual names have been used, they are the primary characters throughout the series. Ms. Ellen is very instrumental in the story as she is Savanna's trainer. Savanna is the main character; she is also Eli’s and Sophia’s friend. Most of the things that Savanna experiences will include one of these characters in some way.

As new characters are introduced in the series, the names could be an actual, real life individual's name or derived from the actual individual. Some of Savanna's friends at the barn may love to be mentioned in a book while others may wish to remain anonymous. I will always get approval prior to using anyone's name in the book.

The characters each have their own unique personality and it shapes their experiences in future books. Readers will generally identify with the one or many of the characters in Happenstance Farms A New Home.

As the horse or pony characters are introduced in the series, I will use their actual barn name. Savanna has a close relationship with each of the ponies she rides, and we want to make sure to honor them whenever we can. The horses and ponies are the unsung heroes at Happenstance Farms.


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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  1. Congratulations on your release of Happenstance Farms, Susie, which sounds like a lovely read for my granddaughter! Good luck, with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a splendid day!

  2. I liked learning more about the book, thanks for sharing


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