MiCHELLE BUCKMAN







Author of Six Novels   CALA Winner    Christy Award Finalist    International Speaker     Writing Instructor    
Conference Keynote    Magazine Editor

   Email: Michelle at MichelleBuckman.com
Death Panels
A Piece of the Sky
Pretty Maids All In a Row
Author and Speaker
  Michelle Buckman is the author of seven 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 trade show, 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 Carolinas for over forty years. Walking on the beach is both her inspiration and her favorite pastime.
Memberships:
The Writers View
Catholic Writers Guild
Conservative Fiction Writers
Liberty Island 

Honors:
Christy Award Finalist
Catholic Arts & Letters Award

Published Novels:
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)
Turning in Circles (Vinspire Publishing, 2017)
     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's Email Address
email me
Michelle at  MichelleBuckman dot com
FEATURED SPEAKER at:


Write2Ignite Conference
Write!Canada Conference
Writing at the Beach Workshop
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
SC Book Festival
Catholic Writers Conference 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 
Conservative Fiction Writers Retreat 
Founder & Instructor: Intensive Writing Workshops
SC Writers Workshop conference 
Carolina Writers Conference


If you are interested in having Michelle speak/teach at your next conference or retreat, please contact her via email.