Meet the Author Monday: M. Michelle Nadon

M Michelle Nadon

It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to M. Michelle Nadon, author of Careers AF! 2nd Edition: New rules, new tools for the post-pandemic gig economy.

About M. Michelle Nadon:

M. Michelle Nadon is a highly regarded recruitment specialist, who has provided talent development and career guidance to the Canadian media and entertainment sectors for two decades. Nadon’s company,, links today’s businesses with top talent through innovative talent acquisition and recruiting models, and cutting-edge career enrichment programs. Nadon lives north of Toronto and spends all of her spare time, goodwill and company profits on animal rescue and animal advocacy.

About Careers AF!:

Careers AF!


Whether you’re fresh out of school and looking to break into the job market, or you’re a Boomer wanting to reinvent and reinvigorate your career-or anything in between-there’s a lot you need to know to make your job search effective. Careers AF! has it all:

• Deep insider insight from a 20-year super recruiter and career coach
• Step by step career planning, delivered in straight talk
• Practical tips, powerful techniques and motivational mindsets to get you moving, and keep you going-until you get exactly the job situation you’re shooting for.

This is the book for creating the career you want in the 21st century

Author Interview with M. Michelle Nadon:

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  1. When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I remember when I was 5 years old, I wrote my first short story — a two-pager — and showed it to my Mother. She praised me highly indeed, and put my story up on the fridge — where it remained for a long time. From that very moment, I wanted to be a writer. After giving her that story, Mother always took the time to buy me journals and diaries, and was always pleased to see my nose buried in them. By the time I was 12, I could see my books in my mind. It would be another 50 years before I took the plunge – but writing my first book was the BEST thing that EVER happened to me. It was the best gift I could have ever given myself!

  1. Does writing energize or exhaust you?

I was born to write. I’ve written since day one. I write ALL of the time. Throughout my entire journey, I’ve journaled, chronicled, corresponded, note-taken, drafted, edited, transcribed, news-lettered, blogged, white-papered and then some … writing eulogies, letters to Heads of State, and even Pope Francis!  …Even more, I’ve maintained myriad epistolary relationships along the way. 

These last years I’ve discovered that I truly have a powerful voice. I’ve also finally given myself permission to free that voice, and take it out to the world. So now, I’m all about publishing!  I trust myself and my writing implicitly. I could no more stop writing than I could stop breathing.

  1. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

I started writing my first book because I had vital knowledge to share with the masses about career management. I saw it as creating one of two or three legacy pieces I wanted to create. But the underlying reason I wrote the book is because I knew I needed to learn how to write and publish a book, as, in my heart of hearts, I my goal was to write two seminal pieces on animal rescue — they will be powerhouses! So I did the easy book first. And now, I know much more about how to properly develop the narrative. I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in animal rescue and advocacy, and excited about making that knowledge and experience available to the next generation of rescuers.

  1. Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be? 

I am on the cusp of writing full-time. When I’m not writing, I am an executive career coach. And I walk my own talk: I have been setting myself up to write full-time for about 2-3 years now. In another year or two, I WILL be transitioning from my day job to writing full-time. I have two more books planned: one on domestic animal rescue best practices; and a companion piece on international wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. By the time I turn 70, I definitely my turn my sights towards acquiring a PhD!

  1. If I could tell my younger writing-self anything, it would be: 

“Trust your instincts girl, and.just.write!”

To learn more about M. Michelle Nadon, here’s where you can find him:

Twitter: @m_intelligence

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