I’m happy to announce to you all that the first draft of my second book has officially been completed about two weeks ago and I’m working hard to get it published by August 1st. I’ve been slowed down without home internet and with my personal computer packed because I’ve been planning to move for the last four months and now it’s finally happening but it’s been a messy process with many hurdles, including the passing of my beloved grandmother whom I’ve lived with for many years.
On top of battling the normal teenage angst that everyone goes through, Joanie is also reeling from her parents’ bitter divorce and having to cope with her mother’s new boyfriend and father’s new family. Alone in a new town and without friends, she turns to passing the time by indulging in her longtime hobby of making toy models of soldiers and is both amazed and shocked when one of them comes to life.
Despite her millions of unanswered questions and having to make sense of new mysteries every day Joanie comes to find a loyal and trustworthy companion in Adler, a lieutenant in the Wehrmacht and a member of the German Resistance during World War II who must also find a way to handle living in modern times on top of being invisible to most of the population.
The two of them will have to fight several battles on many fronts in both the physical world and unseen realms as they both try to comprehend Adler’s new existence and piece Joanie’s broken life back together.
Don’t Let Me Go is approximately 75000 words and 300 pages thus far but I expect that to change as I take it through several rounds of editing over the next couple of weeks and months. Stay tuned for more updates or visit my website http://www.jamilamikhail.com to stay up to date since I update that more than this when it comes to my writing.
Lastly, I also wish to thank all of those who have supported me with my first book, I’ve been selling more copies than I believed I would considering that poetry almost always gets the short end of the stick when it comes to books. I hope that you all will enjoy this upcoming book and don’t forget to stop by and snatch a couple of free books on my website! There will be more uploaded soon once I’m all settled in and I get my internet back. 🙂