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 just won the prestigious Maxwell medal, and her book My
First Day of School also took second place in that same children’s
category. In addition, her book Happy Birthday to You! 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 not only won the Selah for Best Children’s Book but also won
the esteemed Book of the Year honor over all other Selah winners. 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; served as a TV host for TBN’s “Joy in Our Town” show; judged
writing contests for Writer’s Digest; and served as a blogger for Guideposts.
Today, she is President of Platinum Literary Services—a premier full-service
literary firm—and co-owner of PlatLit Books. She also serves as chairman of the
board for Serious Writer Inc., and teaches courses for Serious Writer Academy
When not working on her
own assignments, Michelle ghostwrites books for celebrities, politicians, and
some of today’s most effective and popular ministers. Michelle is also a much
sought after teacher at writers conferences and universities around the nation.
In fact, she has taught at more than 100 writers conferences, including
keynoting at Liberty University and the Todd Starnes Inaugural Fall Retreat at
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. She has also served as an adjunct
professor at Taylor University twice, teaching “Writing for Children” and is
currently teaching again this Spring Semester. Michelle also loves speaking to
women’s groups, youth groups, and congregations, encouraging others to discover
their destinies in God.
married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two grown daughters,
Abby and Allyson, two son-in-laws, and one grandson, 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, the Chicago Cubbies, and the LA Kings.