Upcoming Book Releases

Upcoming Releases: DATES TBD

Keanu D. Wonderdog – Children’s Book
Keanu D. Wonderdog is a charming story of second chances, both for Keanu and his owner. It is based on a true story, and told from Keanu’s perspective.
Exit 285 – Romantic Drama

Exit 285 is a Romantic Drama. Gus McGregor is a Marine returning home from the Gulf War, and suffering from PTSD. He goes to work at a coal mine, but basically shuts everyone out of his life…until he falls in love with a young pediatrician named Pamela Swanson. Gus and Pamela have a whirlwind romance, followed by an almost immediate marriage. But when a series of tragic events strike, it takes their marriage through a series of twists and turns that will test their commitment to one another.

Book Developments

I just want to announce that my first children’s book has been written. I’m currently working on getting it illustrated. If anybody knows anyone that can help, let me know, please! The book is entitled “Keanu D. Wonderdog”, and is the story of my dog’s life as told from his perspective.

Also, I’m still working on my novella. I think I’m going to go with “Exit 285” for the title. Even though I’m still writing it, I’ve designed a tentative book cover for it already.

I will keep everyone up to date as more information becomes available. Enjoy your Sunday!!

Latest Developments

Wow! So much has happened! I started my new job. I am excelling and thriving! I love this job! I decided to put my music on hold for a while, and focus on writing. I’m a good musician, but I feel as if I’m a better writer. I just completed a children’s book. I am just working on getting it illustrated and published at the moment. I’m also writing a novella. I’m not as far along with it as I want to be, but I feel that it’s a very high quality piece of writing so far.

As for life in general, since starting my new job, I’m more stable mentally and emotionally. I’m sleeping a normal amount now, instead of 16 to 20 hours a day like I was. I feel much better as a person, and with my life in general. My relationships with others have improved, and my dog is spending more time with me. Also, my girlfriend, Ashley, is coming up from Texas to visit me for about a week. She will be here in 3 days!!! I can’t wait! I haven’t seen her since March. And, this means we will be together on our anniversary this year!!

Things are going great! That’s all for now. Have a great day!

Michael at age 35

Michael Ryan Carroll at 35 years old:

1. What is your favorite color? Green, Blue, Orange
2. What is your favorite toy? My Computer, my cell phone, and my car
3. What is your favorite food? Peanut Butter
4. What is your favorite TV show or movie? The Rachel Maddow Show
5. What is your favorite outfit? Boots, jeans, belt buckle, dress shirt, tie
7. What is your favorite game? None
8. Least favorite food: Spinach, Avacado, Guacamole
9. What is your favorite animal? Bears, Dogs, and Penguins
10. What is your favorite song? Too many to list
11. What is your favorite book? Big Bear, Little Bear
12. Who is your best friend: Sharame
13. Favorite place to go: Pet Supplies Plus, Airports, and Temple, Texas
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Bonfires
15. What is your favorite drink? Powerade Zero, Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Mountain Dew, Whiskey (but I quit drinking)
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My dog and my cell phone
18. The thing you are best at is: Music and Writing
19. If you could change your name, what would it be: I wouldn’t change it. I love my name
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? History Professor or Psychologist
21. What do you want to do before your next birthday? See my girlfriend, Get out of debt
22. If you had $1000, what would you buy? A plane ticket to see my girlfriend; pay for my dog’s vet visit

20 Things I Would Do With $100+ Million Dollars 

If I were to miraculously when a HUGE lottery jackpot, what would I do with it? I would do some responsible things…and maybe a few frivolous things. But, most of all, I would do as much as possible to help make the world a better place.

1. Pay off all my my creditors and all of my fiancée’s creditors.

2. Buy a new, reasonable car, such as a Ford Taurus or Fusion, or something similar.

3. Buy a new pickup truck or SUV.

4. Maybe a sports car (Challenger, Mustang or Camaro)

5. Pay off my house and make improvements (new furniture, new fridge, new washer and dryer, new fencing, hire a professional organizer, interior decorator, landscape architect).

6. Hire a cleaning service to come in one or two days a week.

7. Pay my parents back for the estimated 100+ thousand dollars I have borrowed.

8. Give 2 or 3 million to my parents and my fiancée’s parents so they could have a nice retirement.

9. Pay off my step dad and sister’s medical bills.

10. Pay my parents’ health insurance premiums so my mom could finally retire and they could still be covered.

11. Give a reasonable amount to the rest of my family and friends.

12. Make sure my aunt could retire and be ok.

13. Fund my nieces and nephews college education, along with my cousins children and my fiancée’s nieces and nephews education and any of my siblings that want to go.

14. Donate, Donate, Donate (Church, my community organizations and any causes I believe in).

15. Fund my fiancée’s education, as well as pay off her current student loans.

16. Go to PRN at work so I could go to college, and also pay for college.

17. Join Net Jets

18. Buy my mom, step dad, sister, and fiancée’s parents new vehicles.

19. Pay off my sister’s house.

20. Save, Save, Save. Invest, Invest, Invest.









Returning to Work

Yesterday when I met with my supervisor, she told me multiple times how happy she was to see me, how glad she was that I am coming back, and how much I am needed. She also told me about a new program that she thought I would be good for, and asked if I was willing to get another certification through the state to be able to work in that program. Heck yeah! It feels good to know that I am still wanted and needed even though my work performance was not very good leading up to my medical leave.