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Mark Wayne Adams


I have illustrated over 30 children's books in six years. I can answer illustrations on most every aspect of children's book publishing. Topics include: illustrations, graphic design, e-book, print books, FTP upload, U.S. and international printing, copyrighting, scanning, manipulation, cover design, marketing, public speaking, and more.

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Born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Mark Wayne Adams graduated college with a BFA in Drawing from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He then moved to Central Florida, and has called Florida home for over twenty years. His work experience includes Walt Disney World Company, SeaWorld Orlando, Art Director for GSI Architectural Sign Company, and store manager for Sprint Print, Inc. Mark is now CEO of Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. and serves as President Elect for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. Mark has illustrated over thirty children's books in six years winning more than forty children's book awards. An unexpected reward in his publishing journey has been public speaking. Whether at professional organizations or elementary schools, Mark offers valuable insight, inspiring presentations, and a voice that reaches audiences across the United States. Mark Wayne Adams can be reached at www.markwayneadams.com or via email at mwa_Inc@icloud.com. Follow him on Twitter: @markwayneadams


Florida Authors and Publishers Association: President Elect Board Member Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Independent Book Publishers Association Readers' Favorite Reviews and Awards: Illustration Awards Judge


"Jilli, That's Silly!" "Nicholas, That's Ridiculous!" "King for a Day, the Story of Stories" "Good Night Mare" "Miss Mary's Missing Book Bag" "A Guinea in My Cap?" "The Belly Button Fairy" "The Fart Fairy" "My Friendly Giant" "My Friendly Giant, Along the Cliff Walk" "Johari's Joy" "Polly and Her Pigtails" "Franny's Rescue" "The Border Patrol is Born" "Teddy Tales" "Scribble Dee Sophie" "The McGregors and Me" "The Little Orange Salamander" "Treasure Island" "Field of Dreams" "Pop the Bubbles 1 2 3" "GB Duck's Autobiography"


BFA in Drawing from Murray Sate University, Murray, KY in 1993.

Awards and Honors

"Jilli, That’s Silly!" - 2013 •Ben Franklin Award Silver Medalist •Finalist – FAPA President’s Awards •Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medalist •National Indie Excellence Award Finalist •Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award •Finalist – International Book Awards (Parenting & Family) •Finalist – International Book Awards (Picture Book) "Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous!" - 2009 - 2011 •Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist •Independent Publisher Award Silver Medalist •Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award •Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medalist "The Fart Fairy" - 2011 •Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Book Award •Mom's Choice Gold Medal Award •Indie Excellence Gold Medal Award •Finalist – ForeWord Magazine Book-of-the-Year Award "The Belly Button Fairy" - 2010 •Mom's Choice Gold Medal Award •Finalist – USA Book News National Best Books Award •Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal Award •Indie Excellence Gold Medal Award "Teddy Tales" - 2012 •Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist "King for a Day, the Story of Stories" - 2011 •Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist "The Little Skunk Who Was Afraid to Stink" - 2009 •Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Bronze Medalist Marlene M. Helm Alumni Achievement Award •For contributions to the arts in the Kentucky community and service to the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. – 2011 "Jadyn and the Magic Bubble, Kenya! Kenya!" - 2011 •Finalist – Indie Excellence Award "Jadyn and the Magic Bubble, I Met Gandhi!" - 2009 •Finalist – Indie Excellence Awards

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