International Picture Book Author Mentor Program.



Here is the five step process that forms our mentorship program.

Session 1   Develop your story.

Session 2   Develop your publishing pathway.

Session 3   Develop your brand.

Session 4   Develop your marketing plan.

Session 5   Develop your mindset.

Publisher Masterclass Workshop Sharing Your Story

The Program

Session 1.
We will discuss who you are, what is your why and ways I feel that I will be able to help you move forward in your writing journey. We look at your Work In Progress and develop editing strategies to get your manuscript publisher ready.

Session 2
In this session we look more indepth at the before and after picture, where you are now and where you want to be. We discuss which publication pathway would be best suited to your story and make an action plan to achieve your goals

Session 3
A strong brand helps you in the same ways it helps a company. It gives you name recognition and helps you sell your products—your books. Author branding should be part and parcel of the business plan you write when you first get the idea for a book. Michelle will give you her ten top tips for creating in the best possible author brand online, as well as practical ways to build your brand in order to create connections with fans, fellow writers and publishers.

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Session 4
We will discuss the marketing options available to you, both for promoting your book and your brand. I will give you the tools, contacts and step by step instructions for moving your marketing up to the next level to get ready for the release of your book.

Session 5
By this session, we have goals and are beginning to set in place the actions to achieve this. Now is the time to be really honest, thinking about your identifying any preconceived blocks that might stop you from becoming your most authentic self. Our last session will cover what lies ahead and plan for your triumphant arrival at the destination of your heart’s desire.

Who can apply?

Aspiring picture book authors with a work in progress are invited to apply. Places are limited and applications close the 10th of January. Successful applicants will be contacted at the end of January. International applications welcome.

How do I apply?

To apply, email your work in progress picture book and a short bio to or via the contact page


Working with motivated, driven and empowering people like you are why I started Share Your Story in the first place. The cost of the program is $500 that can be paid by Paypal or bank transfer. On acceptance, a payment plan of $110 a session can apply.


About Michelle Worthington

Michelle Worthington is an internationally published award-winning author of empowering picture books for children of all ages. Her goal is to inspire children to believe in themselves and encourage reluctant readers to fall in love with books. Two-time winner of the International Book Award for Children’s Hardcover Fiction and finalist in the US Best Book Awards, Michelle also received a Gellett Burgess Award for Children’s Literature and a Silver Moonbeam Award for her contribution to celebrating diversity in Picture Books. @michelle_author


“I help aspiring authors all over the world realize their dream of becoming a published author in a different format to the group workshops. Through one on one, face to face or Skype sessions, I help writers of fiction or non-fiction plan, edit, submit and market their work to an international market. Authors are encourage to educate and empower themselves to take their storytelling business to the next level by having the right tools, connections and strategies in place to achieve their goals.”

Giving Back

For every mentor session we run, we provide one day of education to a disadvantaged girl in Cambodia with the help of B1G1.



2017 Success Stories

In 2017, just over half of our Dream Team graduates have achieved their goal of an offer of publication or have started their own publishing company and will see their books in print in 2018.

Our Success Stories are:

Wenda Shurety – New Frontier Publishing
Dannika Patterson – Ford Street Publishing
Dr Sue Pillans – Little Steps Publishing
Martii Maclean – Kooky Kat Books
Belinda Meredith – Mini Rhino Books
Jennifer Horn – Tiny Owl Publishing


“Michelle Worthington is an absolute inspiration. I feel truly privileged to have Michelle as my mentor in the Share Your Story Dream Team. Her knowledge, support and generosity of time have been invaluable to me on my journey to become a published author.” – Kerrie Uren”Michelle Worthington is a font of knowledge on the publishing industry and openly shares that knowledge. Without her and Share Your Story, many of us would still be running around not knowing which way is up.” – Warwick O’Neill

“Michelle Worthington is a pocket rocket with a massive heart. Her passion is to share her knowledge she’s gained over the last 20 years with aspiring authors.” – Wenda Shurety

“Michelle Worthington has created a community of like-minded people, who support and help each other to achieve their goals” – Sarah Mangelsdorf

“Michelle Worthington is all about empowering authors. Through Share Your Story she gives generously of her time and her knowledge, guiding aspiring authors on their journey to publication. She is a powerhouse of productivity, driven by passion and purpose, who believes that each of our stories has the power and potential to change the world.” – Dannika Patterson

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