Author of Six Novels CALA Winner Christy Award Finalist International Speaker Writing Instructor
Conference Keynote Magazine Editor
Email: Michelle at MichelleBuckman.com
Michelle Buckman is the author of six novels including award-winning novel Rachel's Contrition and Christy Award Finalist Maggie Come Lately. She is an international conference speaker renowned for her dynamic discussions on writing and faith.
She has been a featured author at the Catholic Marketing Network tradeshow, International Christian Retail Show, Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association, and the South Carolina Book Festival.
She was born in New York, raised in Canada, and has lived in the south for over thirty years. She currently resides near the Carolina coast with her husband, five children and a slew of animals. Walking on the beach is both her inspiration and her favorite pastime.
The Writers View
Catholic Writers Guild
Conservative Fiction Writers
Christy Award Finalist
Catholic Arts & Letters Award
A Piece of the Sky (RiverOak, 2005)
Pretty Maids All In A Row (Avalon Books, 2006) Maggie Come Lately (NavPress, 2007)
My Beautiful Disaster (NavPress, 2008)
Death Panels (St. Benedict Press, 2010)
Rachel’s Contrition (Sophia Institute Press, 2010)
My writing journey began in my youth. Although born in New York, most of my childhood was spent in Ontario, Canada, and many long winter nights were spent reading an abundence of novels and penning tales. My family moved to North Carolina while I was a teenybopper, which was a great relief. I’d had enough cold to last a lifetime. In my new home, I discovered the peace of spending afternoons walking the endless Carolina beaches. With over half my life lived in the south, I have discovered the advantage of writing like a southerner from an outsider's point of view.
Although I never lost my zest for writing stories and poetry, I studied computer programming in college because it seemed more practical than a degree in English, but when my son was six weeks old, I quit my day job and turned computer programming into what I loved best—writing, beginning with computer software manuals that I could write at home. Eventually I expanded my writing into freelance writing for trade magazines, then, in my free time between non-fiction assignments, birthing four daughters, potty training, and soccer games, I returned to my truelove—FICTION.
Michelle at MichelleBuckman dot com
FEATURED SPEAKER at:
Carolina Writers Conference
Writing at the Beach Workshop
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
SC Book Festival
Catholic Writers Conference 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Conservative Fiction Writers Retreat
Founder & Instructor: Intensive Writing Workshops
If you are interested in having Michelle speak/teach at your next conference or retreat, please contact her via email.