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National K–8 award-winning Author, Illustrator, and public speaker | Readers’ Favorite Illustration Awards Judge | SYP Kids Creative Director | Former FAPA President.

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Mark Wayne Adams is an award-winning illustrator, author, publisher, and owner of Mark Wayne Adams, Inc, an independent book publishing company. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts, illustrated fifty books, and published 15 books, working with more than 18 authors. Adams has 19 years’ experience in graphic design and has worked for companies including Walt Disney World Company, SeaWorld Orlando, and Sprint Print, Commercial Printing. He is also a board member and past-president of Florida Authors & Publishers Association, a nonprofit organization that provides information, resources, and professional development to its members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession. Mark serves as the international Readers' Favorite Illustration Awards judge.


Mark Wayne Adams's Presentations:

Mark's visits support not only arts and writing in schools, but also inspire audiences. Presentations incorporate childhood stories of mentors, inspiring  friends, and uninspiring friends. Students learn that success is a product of a group effort. This Fayette County Public Schools article provides more information about my school visits. Educators interested in scheduling Mark Wayne Adams for a school program, please complete the Presenter Request Form.

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OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters

There are no chapters in life—only moments. The Bothers & Sinisters Series is written and illustrated for adventurous readers. Not only can readers explore the content by researching facts and fiction, but also learn a new Australian vocabulary within the story.

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For generations, the family tree records words and sing-song that wind deep in its core. Children playing in or around the tree may accidentally sever or uproot disturbing moments hidden in their Outback.

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Parts of Speech Parade, New York City

The parts of speech come magically alive as they participate in a colorful New York City Parade! Each presents and defines itself as it marches down the street and through a child's imagination.