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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Marnie Swedberg of interviewed me this week for Blog Talk Radio. Listen to discover:
  • An easy way to break into the children’s book market
  • How to promote your books all year long
  • The secret to selling over 4 million books
  • The importance of finding a new way to share a tired topic
  • How to overcome fear and step out of your comfort zone and write in a category/genre you’ve never written before
  • The importance of remaining teachable so you’ll continue to grow and learn new skills
  • The value of learning from those who are better than you
  • How to be the professional publishers, businesspeople, media folks and conference directors want to work with
  • The secret to enjoying the journey on the way to where you’re going
  • Why you can be good at lots of things, but you can only be great at a few.
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Friday, August 30, 2019

Michelle is now sharing inspiration from her latest book, Platinum Faith, which she co-wrote with Bethany Jett. Look for the live videos every Friday on Facebook!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Michelle took home four Illumination Awards this year!

C is for Christmas - Gold in Holiday category
Dinosaur Devotions - Silver in Education/ Homeschool category
Fabulous & Focused (co-authored with Gena Maselli) - Bronze in Devotional category
I Love You the Mostest - Bronze in Children's Picture Book category

According to their site, the Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year's best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview.... read more

Monday, November 12, 2018

Writing for kids is more than just's a noble calling. I shared this sentiment recently with the folks at The Write Editing, a blog for writers. Click here to read the interview.
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Friday, November 09, 2018

I'm honored to be a part of the Nonfiction Ninjas, a group comprised of 11 children’s writers from all over the country who specialize in nonfiction books for kids. This year, Nancy I. Sanders is hosting the 12 Days of Children’s Books Gala Giveaway. My recent book, Dinosaur Devotions, was featured during this event. Click here to read the interview, and don't forget to enter the drawing!... read more

Friday, November 02, 2018

We had a great time at the booksigning for Dinosaur Devotions in Ashville, Ohio, during the Ohio Christian Writers Conference! Thanks to everyone who came out and got their copy of this fun devotion.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dinosaur Devotions opened at #1 in three different categories on Amazon! Thank you for making this possible!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Are you interested in writing nonfiction for kids? Read my interview on Genre Chat, part of the Serious Writer's blog. Then learn everything you need to know about this important genre and how to break into the market in my latest classes at SeriousWriterAcademy.comWriting Non-Fiction for Kids 2.0 and 2.5. I co-teach both classes with Wendy Hinote Lanier, so you're sure to enjoy them!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Being a mom is hard. Being a mom who works outside the home is even harder! In my recent interview with Cynthia Simmons, I shared some encouragement and tips to help you succeed. Click here to listen to the interview.... read more

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The NWF Daily News wrote a nice piece on the Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat where I had the pleasure of speaking. They quoted me as saying, "for a Christian writer, it is not about getting published; instead, it is about God’s call on one’s life." That's so true, don't you think? Click here to read the article.... read more

Friday, December 01, 2017

Writing for children is easy, right? Not! 

In this interview with Cherrilynn Bisbano (Serious Writer Inc.), I explain the real deal about writing children's books. If you're interested in writing for children, be sure to check out this video.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

"I Love You the Mostest" won the Maxwell Medal for best Children's Book at the 2017 Ohio Christian Writers Conference. This special book was illustrated by Paige Snedeker, an award-winning author and illustrator who battles a rare disorder called RTD. Proceeds from this book go toward developing a cure for RTD. Read more about "I Love You the Mostest," and find links to online retailers, on my Bookstore page.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

I am so honored that my picture book "I Will Not Be Afraid" is used to minister to children in difficult circumstances. The publisher, Concordia, uses its Gospel Outreach program to send this and other biblically-based books to children affected by tragic events such as tornadoes and school shootings. "I Will Not Be Afraid" lets children know that God is in control, even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances. To support this ministry, and ensure that children receive a message of hope in the midst of crises, visit today.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

"Love & Care For the One and Only You" won the Illumination Gold Medal in the devotional category earlier this year! I'm honored to receive the award, and I pray this book "illuminates" your path to a healthy, strong, and vibrant life! For links to online retailers, see the Bookstore page.
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Monday, May 08, 2017

Michelle Medlock Adams tried everything to get physically fit, and then she tried God. The author explains how a relationship with the Father can lead to a healthier, happier you.

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Monday, May 01, 2017

This summer, "Happy Birthday to You!" won the Selah award for Best Children's Literature 2017 at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Excited to share that my faith and fitness book, "Love & Care for the One and Only You" (Worthy Publishing) is now in Sam's Club! It's a special hardback edition with spiral binding, and it has more healthy recipes from my friends and colleagues, and even more helpful tips! I hope you'll include my book on your reading list this year and take this journey with me. No matter what program you are already doing, my book will be a great supplemental resource to encourage you. It's a New Year--time for a new you! Invest in yourself; you're worth it!…... read more

Monday, January 09, 2017

Cynthia L. Simmons Interview: 2017 RESOLUTION: GET HEALTHY: BODY, SOUL, SPIRIT "...I’ve always hated exercise. Water makes my hair look funny, and sweating is water. I’d rather read a book. In gym class, I always stood in the back of class cause I was so uncomfortable. When they taught us tumbling, the teacher told us we could break our necks if we did it wrong. That was it, I froze up and couldn’t do any of it right..."


Monday, September 05, 2016

I am so honored to be featured in the Sept/Oct edition of the Southern Writers Magazine.

Michelle Medlock Adams – Leading By Serving

Londa Hayden - “This encouraging go-getter and author of over 70 books leaves a likeable impression on everyone she meets.” … “For the past sixteen years she has taught and mentored other women, youth and writers in workshops, retreats and conferences all over the United States.”

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Have you ever read a children’s book and thought, “I could write something better than that?” Michelle Medlock Adams can tell you it’s not as easy as it appears to capture the attention of little ones. But maybe you’re itching to give it a try, so she’s got some savvy tips in this post and on Bold Living following Mover Scott from Disney’s Imagination Movers. Click here for the full interview...... read more

Thursday, May 05, 2016

So excited to share that my books, "Trunk Or Treat!" and "When Chocolate Isn't Enough" are both Selah Award Finalists in the Best Children’s Book and Best Gift & Inspiration categories, respectively, this year--whoo hoo! Congrats to all of the Finalists. I am honored to be included in a list of so many talented friends and colleagues. Here is that press release. ‪#‎SelahAwards2016... read more

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Releasing today!!

Includes Children’s Writing 101: Five Common Misconceptions. 

The purpose of this book is to answer those questions, and many more. In Writing Right to Success, some of the most well-known, best-selling, award-winning authors share their journeys from taking the first step to achieving success. They also offer valuable insights and instruction into mastering the craft of writing. ... read more

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I am so praising the Lord right now! My wonderful agent Steve Laube just let me know that my devotional "Love & Care For The One and Only You" is a Christian Retailing's Best Awards Finalist in the Devotional category!! I am so thankful for my Worthy Publishing family and especially for my gifted editor Pamela Clements. Without her vision and encouragement, "Love & Care For The One and Only You" would never have been written. So grateful and in awe of God's goodness right now.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The expression, “Get Real!” is a common one. You’ve probably said it yourself, right? And, it’s the theme for this month's essay contest.  Using the “Get Real!” concept, write an essay about what it means to “Get Real With God.”

Write from your point of view (first person).  Feel free to tell us about an example of how you have “gotten real” with God, or use this opportunity to share what you think it takes to “get real” with God! Have fun! All entries must be turned in by the end of May. I'll be sending a free book to the first and second place winners.

 *In order to participate, you must be going into first through sixth grade for the 2016-2017 school year.
 *Essay must be no longer than 500 words.
 *Have fun and write from your heart!

Submit completed essays to by May 31st.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

“And when they sleep, they will wake up refreshed.” Jeremiah 31:26

 LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING . . . are you getting enough sleep?
Probably not, if you’re like most women today.

Millions of people who live in this fast-paced world get six or fewer hours of sleep each night—and that is not enough, according to Dr. James B. Maas, author of Power Sleep (HarperCollins, 1999).

It seems that Americans have become too busy to sleep, and we’re suffering the consequences. Deprivation of sleep can cause many problems, including: daytime drowsiness; mood shifts; depression; increased irritability; loss of sense of humor; stress anxiety; loss of coping skills; loss of interest in socializing with others; feelings of being chilled; reduced immunity to disease and viral infection; feelings of lethargy; reduced productivity; reduced ability to concentrate; reduced ability to remember; reduced ability to handle complex tasks; reduced ability to think logically; decreased ability to assimilate and analyze new information; reduced ability to think critically; reduced decision-making skills; decreased vocabulary and communication skills; reduced creativity; reduced motor skills and coordination; decreased perceptual skills, and weight gain.
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Published on Feb 26, 2016
Interview with author Michelle Medlock Adams at WCLJ TV in Greenwood, IN on the local Praise The Lord program.... read more

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I am so appreciative of all the great reviews and exciting stories about my new inspirational book, "Love & Care For The One and Only You" (Worthy Publishing). Please take a second to read a review of this book by Bookworlder

I’m personally looking forward to continuing to use this as a tool throughout the year, keeping my focus on becoming healthier (rather than just losing weight) and being reminded of the traps that abound in our society such as unrealistic expectations and misplaced priorities (there is a chapter for each of these).

This is a well thought out book, full of encouragement and organized in a very usable way.

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

I am honored to be featured on “Heart Talk with Linda Rooks” today, talking about my new inspirational book, “Love & Care For The One and Only You” (Worthy Publishing). What a blessing!

As you shrug off the last vestiges of 2015 and walk into a new year, many of you are asking yourselves what lies ahead and how you should approach the new challenges. Sometimes the first thing to do is simply start where you are—with you. Michelle Medlock Adams wants to help you begin that journey through her book, Love & Care For The One and Only You by providing inspiration that will help you face your tomorrows with health, hope, and confidence.

 Michelle is an award-winning journalist, speaker, and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 70 books, her book, Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood, was named a Family Christian Bookstores Premiere Pick in 2006. I’m so pleased to be able to start off 2016 by interviewing someone whom I believe can give you a positive and practical focus for launching into the New Year. 

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

As you shrug off the last vestiges of 2015 and walk into a new year, many of you are asking yourselves what lies ahead and how you should approach the new challenges. Sometimes the first thing to do is simply start where you are—with you. Michelle Medlock Adams wants to help you begin that journey through her book, Love & Care For The One and Only You by providing inspiration that will help you face your tomorrows with health, hope, and confidence.

Michelle is an award-winning journalist, speaker, and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 70 books, her book, Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood, was named a Family Christian Bookstores Premiere Pick in 2006. I’m so pleased to be able to start off 2016 by interviewing someone whom I believe can give you a positive and practical focus for launching into the New Year.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By Lynn Garrett | May 27, 2014

Image Books, the Catholic imprint of Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in 1954 by the Doubleday family and purchased in 1986 by Bertelsmann, Image has published many classics of the faith, including The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Wounded Healer, and The Lamb’s Supper. In 2013, Image published On Heaven and Earth, a collection of thoughts from Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis. Stephen W. Cobb is chief publishing executive of Image Books, as well as WaterBrook Press, Multnomah Books, and Convergent Books. To mark the anniversary, Image is repackaging its Image Classics line—with books by such authors as G.K. Chesterton and Francis de Sales—adding discussion guides.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

by Amy Gaasrud

“I had a heart-to-heart with my supervising teacher and he asked me, ‘What do you really want to do?’”

“I answered, ‘I want to write.’”

Michelle Medlock Adams knew she would be a writer since first grade. She attended Asbury University as a creative writing student before transferring to Indiana University to pursue a journalism degree. She then began her career reporting for a newspaper. From there, Michelle’s life took an unexpected turn.
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

As we prepare to honor mothers this weekend, multipublished author Michelle Adams joins Jeanne Dennis for a special Mother's Day show. Michelle humorously discusses what a mother's life is like, including the trials, rewards, sweetness, and laughter. Michelle also pays tribute to single moms and those who are like moms to others, even if they have no children of their own.... read more

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood book authors Michelle Medlock Adams and Gena Maselli interviewed on At Home with Chuck and Jenni.... read more
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Selah Award Winner 2012, 2014, 2017
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Even though every woman is different and every work situation is unique, some challenges and opportunities are universal. God's grace and goodness equip you to handle whatever comes your way in the workplace. Addressing the issues that business women encounter every day, including communications, relationships, opportunities, integrity, professionalism, and achievement, this devotional is a helpful companion and an inspiring start to every day. Written with humor and insight, the authors share hard learned lessons and provide guidance for the many challenges and opportunities that women face in their career.... view details

Today, 80 percent of schools in America have a cheerleading squad. In fact, according to current statistics, there are 1.2 million cheerleaders ages 6-11 in the United States, and another 1.6 million ages 12-17. Cheerleading has been called the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., and it's easy to see why. With the addition of All-Star cheer squads, girls are now able to showcase their athletic ability, showmanship, and spirit in All-Star cheer competitions, as well as support their home team in traditional game settings. Thus, more and more girls are becoming cheerleaders! ... view details

Here is a book for toddlers that resolves the dilemma many parents have as they attempt to reconcile their religious faith with the secular celebration of Easter. The author first asks the question: Is this what Easter means? By the end of the story, even the youngest child will agree with the author, 'Now I get it, the eggs are fun and the Easter bunny is okay, but Easter's not about that stuff. It's about God's son.' Ages 2-5. April 2016 ​- ECPA Top 5 Bestseller List!!!!... view details

An activity and sticker book that introduces children to the life of Jesus. This colorful book is packed with activities that will engage children's imaginations as they learn the biblical story of the life of Jesus. The text begins with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and moves through Jesus' visit to the Temple, his teachings and his miracles, and his death and Resurrection. The story culminates with Jesus' Ascension into heaven and his eternal love for us. The book includes more than 65 stickers and an answer page. Activities include coloring pages, mazes, connect-the-dots, sticker activities, and more. Children will love the colorful art and will remain engaged in this overview of the life of Jesus. Ages 4-7. ... view details

Be encouraged! You can choose to be healthy, strong and vibrantly alive! Making good, healthy choices isn't always easy. Sometimes you need someone special, a best friend, to help and guide you through the surplus of diet and exercise options and walk with you through the journey. Michelle Medlock Adams is that best friend, wellness coach, and encourager who will walk beside you on your journey to better health and caring for the one and only you. Michelle's 52 devotions and accompanying Scriptures are power packed and uniquely designed to help keep you on track and move you toward your ultimate goal. Whether you need to lose five pounds and increase your stamina or if your goal is much greater, this companion will keep you moving forward and remind you how valuable you are to God and to yourself.... view details

Busy women always need a little encouragement. . .and now the inspiring and comforting words-penned by popular authors of women's devotionals-form the basis of a must-have yearly planner. Ideal for personal, home, business, or school use, the Daily Encouragement for Women planner includes monthly readings-just for women-plus thought-provoking weekly bullet points. Featuring monthly and weekly calendars, a year-at-a-glance section, pages for frequent contacts, and more, this planner offers an important reminder for busy women organizing the details of life: The one true source of lasting joy and contentment is God Himself. ... view details