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Monday, Nov 12, 2018
Writing for kids is more than just fun...it'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, Nov 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, Nov 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, Oct 17, 2018
Dinosaur Devotions opened at #1 in three different categories on Amazon! Thank you for making this possible!

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Tuesday, Oct 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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Friday, Dec 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, Nov 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, Nov 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 https://www.concordiagospeloutreach.org/ministry today.


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Sunday, Oct 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 AdamsMichelle Medlock Adams has been encouraging others to discover their individual destiny in Christ Jesus for the past 20 years, speaking at churches, women’s retreats, ministry luncheons, youth camps, Christian writers conferences and workshops, and more. She has also spoken at civic, community, and business events as well as served as an adjunct professor in the Professional Writing program at Taylor University.

Here are few of Michelle's highlights:

  • Keynote speaker at the Relay for Life Cancer Survivors Annual Celebration Dinner in Bedford, IN.
  • Keynote speaker at the Board of Realtors 2017 Awards Dinner in Lawrence County, IN.
  • Keynote speaker at the Inaugural Todd Starnes (Fox News) Fall Getaway at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC.
  • Keynote speaker at the Liberty University Writers Conference
  • Keynote speaker at the Annual Amarillo, Texas Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Mayor of Amarillo.
  • Keynote speaker at the Hope Resource Center Annual Fundraising Banquet in Lawrence County, Indiana
  • One of the Panel speakers for the Leadership Institute Conference, put on by the Lieutenant Gov. of Indian Becky Skillman in Bedford, Indiana.
  • Women’s Conference Speaker for the “Spring Fling” event at the Word of Life Christian Center in Newark, Delaware, where she first birthed her talk, “Bring on the Bling.”
  • GC3 Teen Girls Retreat in Mitchell, IN
  • Main speaker at the mega-church Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona (Pastors Tom and Maureen Anderson’s church) twice—once to the women’s ministry group and once to the main congregation, which was televised.
  • Faculty member for more than 70 writers conferences/workshops across the United States over the past 16 years—both secular and Christian events.



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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, Jan 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, Jan 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..."

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Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
Join Michelle Medlock Adams at "Happy Birthday Jesus!" Party Saturday, December 3rd at 1 PM at Lighthouse Christian Books & Gifts.
 
Storytime with Award-Winning Author Michelle Medlock Adams - Bring your kids to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Jesus' Birthday Party! Birthdays are always a special time for children.  Michelle’s newest kids book, “Happy Birthday to You!,” celebrates the joy of a child’s birthday.  It’s a musical board book with colorful illustrations that are all birthday inspired – presents, balloons, cake and candles, and of course, the Birthday Song. 
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Monday, Sep 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, Jul 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, Apr 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, Apr 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, Apr 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.

Guidelines:
 *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 iufan@michellemedlockadams.com by May 31st.

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Monday, Feb 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, Feb 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, Jan 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

Excerpts:
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, Jan 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!

Excerpt:
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. 

 Read the full interview here: http://www.lindarooks.com/2016/01/06/love-care-for-the-one-and-only-you-interview-with-author-michelle-medlock-adams/

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Wednesday, Jan 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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Thursday, Mar 05, 2015
Today my latest book, When Chocolate Isn't Enough (Worthy) officially debuts. Yay! You can purchase it at bookstores across America, or you can go to Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com to buy it for your Mom or a special Mama that you know. Celebrate with me today by eating a piece of chocolate, haha. Like we needed a reason, right? ... READ MORE


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