Writing Nonfiction for Kids 2.0
Module 1: Intro and Overview (What is nonfiction? Why NOT write in this genre?)
Module 2: Types of Nonfiction (Explore the various types of nonfiction and the current labels for each.)
Module 3: Publications (Learn about nonfiction publications across traditional, educational, and Christian publishing.)
Module 4: Voice, Tone, and Back Matter (Good nonfiction has many of the elements of good fiction. Learn how voice and tone come across in nonfiction. Also a discussion of word counts, sidebars, and back matter.)
Wendy Hinote Lanier is a former elementary science teacher, author, and CLASS certified speaker who writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to children, writing, parenting, and Christian living. She writes both fiction and nonfiction for children, and articles and devotional pieces for adults.
Wendy's writing credits include titles for Focus Readers, State Standards Publishing, ABDO Publishing, Lerner Books, KidHaven Press, Lucent Books, and Capstone Press as well as articles in on-line and print publications such as Highlights for Children and Clubhouse Magazine.
Wendy’s educational background includes a B.S. in Speech Communications Disorders, an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology, and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education. During her teaching career, Wendy spent more than 18 years in Texas public and private schools specializing in the areas of science, social studies, and language arts.
Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association.
Author of over 90 books with close to 4 million books sold, Michelle has won more than 50 industry awards for her journalistic endeavors, including her most recent Golden Scroll first place award in the Best Children’s Book category for Dinosaur Devotions (Tommy Nelson), and four 2019 Illumination Awards, including a first place in the Holiday Category for her book, C Is for Christmas (Little Lamb Books).
Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than 1,500 articles for newspapers, magazines and websites; acted as a stringer for the Associated Press; written for a worldwide ministry; helped pen a New York Times Bestseller; hosted “Joy In Our Town” for the Trinity Broadcasting Network; blogged twice weekly for Guideposts from 2013 to 2015; written a weekly column for a Midwest newspaper; and served as an adjunct professor at Taylor University three different years. Today, she is President of Platinum Literary Services, a premier full-service literary firm; Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Serious Writer, Inc.; an online instructor for the Serious Writer Academy; and a much sought-after speaker at writers conferences and women’s retreats all over the United States. When not working on her own assignments, Michelle ghostwrites articles, blog posts, and books for celebrities, politicians, and some of today’s most effective and popular ministers.
Michelle is celebrating the recent release of her books, What Is America?; How Much Does God Love You?; Platinum Faith (co-authored with Bethany Jett); and They Call Me Mom (co-authored with Bethany Jett). And, she is excited about her 2020 releases Cuddle-up Prayers; The Perfect Persimmon; and I Love You Bigger Than the Sky.
Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two daughters, Abby and Allyson, two sons-in-law, one grandson, two granddaughters, and one grandchild on the way. She and Jeff share their home in Southern Indiana with a miniature dachshund, a rescue Shepherd/Collie mix, and two cats. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing and cheering on Indiana University sports teams and the Chicago Cubbies.
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