When Hallee Bridgeman is not writing bestselling Christian romances and romantic suspense novels, she is a wife to Gregg and the mother of 3 children. Hallee and Gregg have spent years studying marriage and parenting, attending workshops, conferences, and filling their home library with Biblically-based material in order to better equip themselves in the mantle of Titus 2 mentorship and teaching.
Before launching her writing career, Hallee spent years blogging and mentoring Christian women in the art of homemaking, the joy of loving and respecting your husband, and in the raising of a Godly family at her website Hallee the Homemaker. Now she travels the world, speaking to women’s groups on those same topics that are so dear to her heart.
Hallee’s oldest daughter is a student at the University of Kentucky. Her middle son struggles as a hexagonal “autism spectrum” peg in this round world, and her youngest son fills the house with wooshes and bangs as he fights the imaginary bad guys while wearing a Spider Man costume and wielding a Ninja sword.
Hallee is available and would love to come to speak to your book club, women’s group, church group, conference, or other event. She pulls from a variety of topics, including:
- her writing testimony
- writing Christian romance and suspense novels
- being a military spouse in a time of war
- parenting autism
- living a Godly life in a secular world
- cooking with whole foods
Hallee also speaks to writing groups worldwide. Popular topics include:
- Seven Steps to Successful Self Publishing
Since 2012, Hallee Bridgeman has self-published 35 books, and has sold nearly a million copies. In this workshop, she will go over the Seven Steps to Successful Self Publishing, including editing, formatting, metadata, publishing, and marketing.
- Writing in Layers
Hallee takes you through her process of writing a full-length novel very quickly by layering in different elements at a time.
- Growing an Engaged Newsletter List
Hallee will show how to grow and maintain an active newsletter list. She’ll talk about the tools available to grow a newsletter, how to develop an onboarding drip campaign to engage new readers, and then how to keep them opening and interacting with your newsletter. “Extras” and “special newsletter features” are discussed, as well as breaking down monthly newsletters and special announcements.
- Writing Realistic Christian Fiction
We live in a fallen world filled with secular entertainment that entertains millions of fans a day. How can an author write with a Christian worldview, with true-to-life characters and still be relevant in today’s world? Join Hallee Bridgeman as she dissects how to reach a Christian market with real characters, inspiring stories, and entertaining plots without compromising Christian values.
- Red Hot Squeaky Clean Romance
As a successful best-selling romance author, Hallee will use favorite movie examples to make your page sizzle with heat while staying squeaky clean
- Be The 10%
Agents and editors say that 80%-90% of the submissions they receive aren’t even able to be edited to the point of publication. If you consider that the “best” an author has to submit is what is sent to agents and editors, and that each author believes his or her work is worthy of publication and that a contract is going to result from that submission, then it’s fair to assume that 80%-90% of all self-published books probably weren’t ready for publication. Hallee teaches authors to “Be the 10%”.
- Building Metadata in Ebooks (co-taught with my husband Gregg)
Ebooks are basically electronic code. Tapping her cyber-security husband’s experience and intellect, Hallee shows how to build metadata in the background of your ebooks to help them become much more discoverable among the millions of other ebooks out there.
- Creating a Marketing Plan When You Don’t Have a Marketing Degree
This class defines what a platform is for an author, discusses how to build a platform and utilize that platform to market your books. It covers newsletters, street teams, social media, and in-person marketing opportunities. We will also go over how to be true to your brand as an author so that your online platform presence is consistent through all networks.
- Writing Mysterious Suspense and Suspenseful Mysteries
Hallee will go over the different elements that create a truly suspenseful book and well-plotted mysteries.
- Platform Building for Authors
Building a Platform A platform is, by definition, a raised place where a speaker stands to be seen and heard. What does a platform mean to an author? Bestselling author Hallee Bridgeman will take you through building a platform, with advice on where to devote your energy and where not to throw your time and energy away.
- Video Marketing for Authors
Youtube is the second largest search engine in the world. If authors want to increase their footprint, they need to be producing video marketing material. Bestselling author Hallee Bridgeman will guide you through your options, and give you video ideas.
- Writing a Killer Proposal
Hallee will take you step-by-step through her 54-page proposal that landed her a 3-book contract with Revell.
- Selling Direct
In this constantly changing industry, removing the middle-man and selling direct not only increases your income per sale, it also gives you valuable demographic information about your customers and the ability to market directly to people who purchase from you. Hallee will go over the options, the setup, and the execution of having a successful selling direct store.
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