Michelle Medlock Adams
Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist 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 80 books with close to 4 million books sold, Michelle’s latest children’s book, I Love You the Mostest (Elk Lake)just won the prestigious Maxwell medal for best children’s picture book of 2017. In addition, her book Happy Birthday to You! (Worthy Kids) won the Selah Award for Best Children’s Book in 2017—her third Selah for Best Children’s Book since 2012. In fact, in 2014 Michelle’s board book God Knows You (Worthy Kids) not only won the Selah for Best Children’s Book but also won the esteemed Book of the Year honor. And, her latest release for women, Love & Care For The One and Only You (Worthy) was a finalist for a Christian Retailing Best Award in the Devotional Category and earned “The Gold” for best devotional in the 2017 Illumination Awards. In addition, her book When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms (Worthy Inspired) earned “The Gold” for best devotional in the 2016 Illumination Awards.
Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites; acted as a stringer for the Associated Press; written for a worldwide ministry; helped pen a New York Times Bestseller; taught at more than 100 writers conferences and events; hosted TBN’s “Joy In Our Town” TV program; and served as a blogger for Guideposts. Today, she is President of Platinum Literary Services—a premier full-service literary firm—and serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Advisors for Serious Writer, Inc., as well as teaching for Serious Writer Academy.
Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two married daughters, Abby and Allyson, as well as a miniature dachshund, a rescue Shepherd/Collie mix, and two cats. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing and cheering on the Indiana University Basketball team and the Chicago Cubbies.