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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in 2016 Conference, Faculty |

Faculty Spotlight 13: Michele Chynoweth

Faculty Spotlight 13: Michele Chynoweth

We’ve added another faculty member! Meet Michele:

Michele's new photoMichele Chynoweth, is the award-winning author of The Faithful One, The Peace Maker (set in NY, DC and Kentucky!) and The Runaway Prophet, modern day novels based on stories in the Bible. She is also an inspirational speaker, book coach and writing instructor for the Continuing Education program at Cecil College in her hometown of North East, MD. She has won several awards including the 2014 Readers Favorite International Book Award Silver Medal for Inspirational Fiction and her Area Toastmasters International Speech contest. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she has a blended family of five children with her husband. Michele writes contemporary novels based on Old Testament stories filled with the same suspense, intrigue and romance found in the Bible yet written so that today’s readers can easily see themselves in the characters and understand what God is saying.


  • It Takes One to Know One! Over the past 15 years award-winning author Michele Chynoweth has worked with a variety of editors and has developed a tried and true process for developing characters that’s fun, flexible and really works – from coming up with names to creating profiles that portray your characters physically, emotionally and spiritually. She will help you develop believable, compelling characters that readers can really connect with, who make you laugh, cry and care. Part of that, of course, entails writing dialog that isn’t contrived but natural, isn’t boring but memorable. A screenplay writer as well, she’ll even teach you how thinking like a movie director can help! She will include tips on how to write in various dialects, accents and more when your characters call for it, how research plays a part, and will take a look at the some of the most memorable characters of all time.