Upcoming Books

Books currently in progress

“In Succession: A Step-by-Step Journey for Continuity” by John Moore and Brian Cochran (self-help non-fiction): There’s no doubt. A winning continuity plan is vital—and this book was written so that both predecessors and successors in companies large or small can plan and execute one. Published as two volumes—one from the point of view of the predecessor, the other from the vantage point of the successor— financial advisors Brian Cochran and John Moore of John Moore Associates uniquely and effectively addresses continuity by exploring such key, yet often overlooked, topics such as preparation, values and culture, expectations, and communication. Manuscript in production

“The ABCs of Influence” anthology, compiled by Dr. Amanda H. Goodson and Dr. Karockas Watkins (self-help non-fiction): When it comes to business jargon, “moving the needle” has been around for quite a while. By pure definition, to move the needle is to “change a situation to a noticeable degree”—and that is exactly what you do as an influencer. The ABCs of Influence will introduce you to 11 fabulous and gifted individuals who are influencers in their domains, displaying the power to lead, bargain, change people’s minds, and show who they are and what they can do. Manuscript in production

“Don’t Quit Five Minutes Before the Miracle Happens” by Jeannie Lynch (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help): Therapist Jeannie Lynch shares her inspiring story of overcoming abuse, rape, family suicide, and drug abuse and alcoholism to now fulfill her passion to fight for and love God’s children who feel so broken that giving up appears to be their only option. Manuscript in second draft

“Fellowship of Suffering” by Peter Martin (inspirational and self-help non-fiction): U.S. Marine Corp veteran Peter Martin draws from his time in combat in Afghanistan to present an insightful, comprehensive, and inspiring look at PTSD and mental illness. Fellowship of Suffering will help anyone who has experienced trauma realize they are not alone and that there is hope to alleviate their suffering. It will also encourage those who are trying to help someone through their trauma, using suffering as a means to draw closer to them rather than isolate from them. Manuscript in second draft

“Abducted But Not Forsaken” by Okongo Samson (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help): Okongo Samson, founder and director of Unite 4 Africa, shares how he was captured as a boy by a band of terrorists, then beaten and brutalized mercilessly for weeks—only to escape through a series of miraculous circumstances that could only come from God’s intervention. Then, after beginning to courageously tell his story despite the fears and doubts that assaulted his faith, Okongo was thrown in jail time and again for the “crime” of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His heartfelt, incredible story will help you find hope in your hardships—and know that you will never be forsaken as you trust in the Lord for your transformation. Manuscript in first draft

“Why Not Me?” by Doug Pollock (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help): Doug Pollock, director of the New Day Recovery Christian-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in West Monroe, Louisiana, tells his story of being a drug addict and dealer whose time in prison transformed his mindset and turned around his life. Manuscript in first draft

“Lead Well By Design” by Lisa A. Perez (self-help non-fiction): Founder of Vital Transformations, LLC, personal and leadership development coach Lisa A. Perez shares her proven principles to engage in a positive mindset, build personal capacity, and develop and maintain a supportive work / life environment, all filled with purpose and rich with meaning. Manuscript in first draft

“Live LoveBrave” by Candice Mishkin (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help): Speaker and ministry leader Candice Mishkin tells her story of privilege and wealth that led to a cocaine addiction that cost her everything she had and nearly took her life. Her no-holds-barred writing and vulnerable heart will show you how the power of God and His forgiveness can overcome the bondage of addiction and the wounds of trauma as His love casts out all fear. Manuscript in first draft, temporarily on hold due to coronavirus pandemic

By Elizabeth Gonzalez Gann (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, currently untitled): Entrepreneur and nutritionist Elizabeth Gonzalez Gann tells the story of her humble, impoverished upbringing, and the life lessons she learned from it, to not only become a successful businessperson and influential community leader, but to bring hope to her patients and all those she touches. Manuscript in first draft, temporarily on hold due to coronavirus pandemic

“The Substance of a Woman” by Elaine Walker (inspirational and self-help non-fiction): Using the book of Genesis as her foundation, Bible teacher and speaker Elaine Walker will share how women were designed by God to be strong protectors of their families and themselves, and thrive as the women they were created to be. Manuscript in first draft

“Be Good at Doing Good” by Paul Bellows (self-help non-fiction): Business coach and consultant Paul C. Bellows presents his principles for business strategic planning, growth, and long-term development in this practical book filled with case studies from his clients. It is now being expanded to be a companion piece to a comprehensive online curriculum. Manuscript in production

Completed book projects

Since 2013, Adam Colwell has edited, ghostwritten, or coached authors on 46 book manuscripts from creation to completion. Some have been published or are awaiting marketing to traditional publishing houses (TPH), others have been self-published by the author (SPA), and 22 have been self-published through the Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks imprint.

  1. “Jesus’ Surprising Strategy” by David Drum (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW 2013) Second printing and Spanish printing in 2014
  2. “Life Palette” by Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW 2013)
  3. “Biblical Portraits” by Meg Villanueva (poetry and short story, SPA, 2013)
  4. “Pieces of Me” by Rachel Lewis (young adult memoir, TPH, 2014)
  5. “My Climb” by Wendy Lynn Larson (memoir, leukemia survivor, ACWW 2014)
  6. “Getting Unstuck: 7 Steps to Freedom” by Lee Escobedo (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2015)
  7. “Cancer with Grace” by Jacquelyn Murray (memoir, cancer survivor, ACWW 2015)
  8. “Wooden Angel: The Guardian” by Peggy Bayless Gustave (literary fiction, ACWW 2015)
  9. “No Blossoms on the Pistachio Trees” by Peggy Bayless Gustave (contemporary fiction, ACWW 2015)
  10. “God’s Lemonade Stand: 101 Sips to Refresh Your Soul” by Becky Juett Miller (devotional, SPA, 2016)
  11. “Our Believing Brethren” by Frederick Adams (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2016)
  12. “Christian Character: Remade in the Image of God. Volume 1” by Frank Martin (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW 2016)
  13. “I’m Accepted! WALKing the Journey from Freedom to Rejection” by Holland B. Nance (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2016)
  14. “Unmasking the Masquerade: Three Illusionists Investigate Deception, Fear, and the Supernatural” by Rod Robison, Dr. Toby A. Travis, and Adrian Van Vactor (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2016)
  15. “Wooden Angel: The Gift” by Peggy Bayless Gustave (literary fiction, ACWW 2016)
  16. “Pure Power! Spirit-led Ministry for Spirit-starved People” by Moe Redding with Adam Colwell (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2017)
  17. “Prayer Flash! Snapshots of Abundant Living” by Sheri Lynn Riley (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2017)
  18. “If It Was Easy, Jesus Wouldn’t Have Prayed For It” by David Drum (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2017)
  19. “Redeeming Relationships: Healing the Brokenhearted” by John O’Hair (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2017)
  20. “Creative: Designing Churches That Engage Generations Together” by Zach Yentzer (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2017)
  21. “Wooden Angel: The Generations” by Peggy Bayless Gustave (literary fiction, ACWW 2018)
  22. “Bigger Than Business: Real-World Stories of Business Owners Living Their Purpose” by Jeff Holler (inspirational non-fiction, TPH, 2018)
  23. “Broken Before Battle: Changing Lives Outside the Octagon” by Suzette Howe (non-fiction, SPA, 2018)
  24. “Oh, No…Not the Diva!” Dealing and revealing while living with mental illness” by Jacquelyn D. Murray (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2018)
  25. “Concealed to Sealed: Unmasking the Pain to Transform and Live Your Authentic Life” by Lorinda Martinez (inspirational non-fiction, TPH, 2018)
  26. “A Four-Leaf Clover: A Harbinger of Miracles” by Andrés and Marysol Malo (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2018)
  27. “The Dance Floor Saved My Life: Beating the bullies of the past – and finding hope for the future” by Christopher Brooks (creative non-fiction memoir, ACWW, 2018
  28. “#MOMLIFE Devotional Study: An Invitation to Catch Your Breath” by Alison Wallwork (inspirational non-fiction devotional, SPA, 2018)
  29. “Astronomical Leadership: Be amazed at who you are” by Dr. Amanda H. Goodson (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, ACWW, 2019)
  30. “Financial Healing from the Inside Out” by Angela C. Preston and Dr. Amanda H. Goodson (self-help non-fiction, SPA, 2019)
  31. “The Nuts & Bolts of Investing” by Carol Jones (self-help non-fiction, ACWW, 2019)
  32. “Final Judgment & the Goodness of God” by Scott Rogers (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2019)
  33. “Confession and Character” by Randy Reynolds (inspirational non-fiction, ACWW, 2019)
  34. “Phenomenal Prayer” by Dr. Amanda H. Goodson (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2019)
  35. “Women in Leadership – Living Beyond Challenges” by Dr. Amanda H. Goodson and Dr. Yvette Rice (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2019)
  36. “Only Love Can Break a Heart” by Peggy Bayless Gustave (contemporary fiction, ACWW, 2019)
  37. “Freedom from Hijacked Emotions” by Dr. Randy Carlson (self-help non-fiction, SPA, 2019)
  38. “The God Place: Finding Peace & Enjoying Life In A Stressful World” by Bob Gassman (inspirational and self-help non-fiction, SPA, 2019)
  39. “Not Until He Left” Second Edition by Dionne Arceneaux (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, SPA, 2020)
  40. “Second Chances” by Terri Tafoya (creative non-fiction memoir, SPA, 2020)
  41. “More Than All the Steps” by Nick Lang (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, SPA, 2020)
  42. “The Almighty & the Dollar: A Lifestyle of Generosity” by Brian Cochran and John Moore (inspirational and self-help non-fiction, SPA, 2020)
  43. “The Purpose and Power of Mentorship” by Dr. Amanda H. Goodson and Marvin Carolina Jr. (inspirational non-fiction, SPA, 2020
  44. “Weathering the Storm: Breaking through the tempest of pain with God’s anchor of hope” by Phyllis Phelps (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, ACWW, 2020)
  45. “Teams, Leaders, and Change (TLC: Accelerating Women in STEM)” by Dr. Amanda H. Goodson, Dr. Yvette Rice, and Odetta Scott (self-help non-fiction, SPA, 2020)
  46. “Take the Time it Takes” by Aaron P. Scott (creative non-fiction memoir and self-help, SPA, 2020)

My Core Values

INTEGRITY: I will be honest and not lie or mislead in anything I do.

WORK ETHIC: I will have a consistent commitment to honor best practices for writing, editing, publishing, and coaching; I will seek ongoing training for my skills.

COMMUNICATION: I will communicate with clients and my team clearly and thoroughly regarding expectations, processes and deadlines, scope of work, and terms and conditions of agreements.

INTERACTION: I will practice one-on-one interaction with a customized, personalized approach to help others tell their story.

RESPONSIBILITY: I will be accountable for my business' finances and sustainable practices; I will be accountable to my causes through my volunteerism and giving.

Request your FREE consulting appointment with Adam to discuss your book or writing / project needs