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About Michelle Medlock Adams
Michelle Medlock Adams is a best-selling author and an award-winning journalist, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association.
Author of over 100 books with more than 4 million books sold, Michelle is also a New York Times Bestselling ghostwriter and has won more than 70 industry awards for her own journalistic endeavors, including the prestigious Golden Scroll for Best Children’s Book in 2020, 2019 and 2018 for “How Much Does God Love You?” “Dinosaur Devotions” and “My First Day of School”. And, over the past three years, she has added several first place honors from the Christian Market Book Awards, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, and the Illumination Book Awards in multiple categories.
Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than 1,500 articles for newspapers, magazines and websites; acted as a stringer for the Associated Press; written for a worldwide ministry; hosted “Joy In Our Town” for the Trinity Broadcasting Network; blogged twice weekly for Guideposts from 2013 to 2015; written a weekly column for a Midwest newspaper; and served as an adjunct professor at Taylor University three different years. Today, she is President of Platinum Literary Services, a premier full-service literary firm; Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Serious Writer, Inc.; an online instructor for the Serious Writer Academy; and a much sought-after speaker at writers conferences and women’s retreats all over the United States. When not working on her own assignments, Michelle ghostwrites articles, blog posts, and books for celebrities, politicians, and some of today’s most effective and popular ministers.
Michelle is celebrating the recent release of her books, What Is America?; How Much Does God Love You?; Platinum Faith (co-authored with Bethany Jett); and They Call Me Mom (co-authored with Bethany Jett); Cuddle-up Prayers; The Perfect Persimmon; and I Love You Bigger Than the Sky.
Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two daughters, Abby and Allyson, two sons-in-law, two granddaughters and two grandsons. She and Jeff share their home in Southern Indiana with a miniature dachshund, a rescue Greyhound/Lab mix, and two cats. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing, cheering on Indiana University sports teams and the Chicago Cubbies, and all things leopard print.
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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Christian Children’s Author
So you want to write a children’s book? Not just any children’s book. You want it to be tailored to the Christian market so it has kingdom significance. Or maybe you have already authored and published a children’s book in the Christian market, but you aren’t seeing the sales you had hoped. If either of these describes you, then dive into the pages of this book. Absorb the shared insights of two industry insiders as well as some of their well-published and talented colleagues. Apply their insights to your writing. Experience the satisfaction that comes from effective selling strategies.
In Writing and Selling Children’s Books in the Christian Market—from Board Books to YA, learn industry insights from best-selling author Michelle Medlock Adams, whose books have sold more than four million copies, and agent and award-winning author Cyle Young. Together this dynamic duo—along with some of their well-published colleagues—share everything you need to know to write, illustrate, pitch, publish, and market your children’s or young adult book. If you’ve ever wanted to write and sell well, this book will show you how.
Check them out at: michellemedlockadams.com and cyleyoung.com.
Platinum, known as a “magic metal” is valuable, rare, unreactive, and highly useful in many ways. In Platinum Faith: Live Brilliant, Be Resilient, and Know Your Worth Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett, best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, examine the unique properties of Platinum and how readers can be inspired by those properties to improve their walk of faith.
Properties Explored Include:
Valuable: Realize our importance to the Father and His Kingdom in order to accomplish all that God has called us to do.
Rare: It is difficult and therefore, rare, to live our lives believing God, trusting His plan, and walking in faith every day.
Unreactive: Choose to not react to the negativity in life, but only to the life-giving Word of God.
Useful: Each of us in the Body of Christ have different purposes and strengths—all of us are important and useful to the Kingdom.
That is Platinum Faith.
Includes a forward from best-selling author Victoria Osteen.
Each chapter focuses on one platinum property and how it relates to a woman’s faith walk.
Readers learn to understand their worth, believe in God’s plan for them, and believe only in the life-giving Word of God.
Book includes leader helps for group study.
In the story of Mary and Martha, Jesus praises Mary for sitting at His feet and listening to Him. The takeaway isn't to not serve others. Rather, it is to not let the worries of this world steal our joy. Children will be encouraged to spend time with Jesus every day!
Samson Strong and Faithful retells the story of Samson (Judges 15-16). God had set Samson apart before he was born. Throughout his life, Samson was known for his amazing physical strength. But Samson had weaknesses that led to his downfall. Children learn from this book that real strength cannot be measured by physical abilities but by God's purpose.
This Arch Book tells the story of David and Goliath as revealed in 1 Samuel. The account of David and Goliath is one of the best known Bible stories to children. The little guy defeats the giant! Readers learn that God gave David (and gives little ones today) strength to fight enemies.
Written in a lively rhyme, I Will Not Be Afraid addresses children's fears - such as the dark, storms, and current events - and explains that God is in full control as He promises to work good through all circumstances in the lives of His children.
I Will Not Be Afraid does not describe a God who whisks away all difficult, frightening, or bad things. Rather it portrays our all-powerful, loving God who is faithful to us because of Jesus' sacrifice and forgiveness. Children learn that while bad things happen in our sinful world, God will always guide them and give them comfort in His Word. They are encouraged to remember Scripture verses and to pray when they are afraid.
Bright and colorful artwork pairs with comforting words to assure children that God is strong and trustworthy. Ideal for home, school, church, and homeschool.
Dinosaur Devotions will help your middle grade children dig deeper into the Word while uncovering fascinating facts about dinosaurs! These 75 devotions also include segments like Dino Stats, Bible Excavation, Digging Deeper, Did You Know?, and Jurassic Journaling. Dinosaur Devotions blends fun dinosaur facts with a deeper understanding of God’s Word, making your child’s faith journey an extra fun adventure!
Award-winning author Michelle Medlock Adams offers Dinosaur Devotions—a fun way to help your dinosaur-loving kids connect with God. These 75 devotions include bright, colorful illustrations and uncover facts about specific dinosaur species while providing spiritual insight and easy-to-understand takeaways that will encourage your children to take their faith to the next level! Your kids will also love segments like Dino Stats (a dinosaur’s measurements), Bible Excavation (a main Bible verse), Digging Deeper (self-reflection questions), Did You Know? (fun facts), and Jurassic Journaling (creative writing opportunities) that make this devotional interactive and even more memorable.
Dinosaur Devotions will help make your child’s faith journey an extra fun adventure!
“I love you.”
“I love you more.”
Almost every parent and child play this game of who loves who the most. Wall decorations say: “I Love You More,” and even movies have characters who join in with this debate. This book will help children understand once and for all how much they are loved—from here to the sun and beyond.
How much you love someone isn’t easy to quantify, but I Love You to the Sun and Beyond is here to tell your children just how much you love them through twenty-nine wonderful and wacky analogies. From cotton candy to Nikola Tesla to the Mariana Trench, your little reader will learn all about the world and the amazing things in it while also learning the most important thing of all: how much you care.
The size of your stature is not the measure of your heart. For one tiny Dachshund, this was a mighty big lesson.
Crosby was teeny. Even for a miniature dachshund. In fact, he was the teeniest dachshund in the whole town. But his small stature and big heart made Crosby one of the best burrowers in all of the North Pole. That’s why he couldn’t wait to enter the North Pole Animal Olympics and burrow his way to a gold medal. Finally old enough to compete, Crosby goes to town to register on Dec. 23, but when he encounters lots of hecklers and bullies who make fun of his small size, Crosby loses his confidence. With his tail tucked between his legs, he burrows as fast and far away from town as he can, running smack dab into a stranded Santa and his divine destiny.
Will this unlikely hero save Christmas?
Four to eight-year-olds will be on the edge of their seats as this holiday picture book page-turner unfolds.
Five NCAA Championships, 22 Big Ten Conference Championships—this is the candy-striped legacy of the Indiana University men's basketball team. In its 120-year history, Indiana basketball has become a giant in college basketball and earned a legion of fans.
In Heart of a Hoosier: A Year of Inspiration from IU Men's Basketball, authors Del Duduit and Michelle Medlock Adams show readers how the famous moments and personalities of the Indiana Hoosiers can inspire them to reach for success, overcome adversity, be a great team member, and more. Readers will be inspired by a year's worth of stories featuring fierce rivalries with Purdue and Kentucky and legendary players and coaches such as Steve Alford, Isiah Thomas, Calbert Cheaney, George McGinnis, Branch McCracken, and Bobby Knight.
Heart of a Hoosier will entertain and motivate every fan who bleeds Cream & Crimson. Relive the triumphs, groan at the losses, and revel in great traditions!
Award-winning author Michelle Medlock Adams and children’s author Wendy Hinote Lanier have teamed up to offer Puppy Dog Devotions—a great way to help dog-loving kids connect with God and learn more about their favorite breeds.
Puppy Dog Devotions will have your kids digging up rich treasures about their favorite canine companions, as well as discovering new breeds and learning important biblical truths in each devotion. Each Fido-themed entry will encourage children to begin digging deeper into God’s Word as they uncover fascinating facts about our canine friends. The 75 devotions cover different dog breeds and include segments like:
- Fido 411 (interesting tidbits about the breed),
- Unleashing the Truth (key Bible verses),
- Digging Deeper (self-reflection questions),
- Basic breed information, and
- Tail-waggers (activities to reinforce each lesson).
Puppy Dog Devotions blends fun canine facts with a deeper understanding of God’s Word in an interactive and memorable devotional, making your child's faith journey a meaningful adventure!