Earned “The Gold” for first place in the Religion/Spirituality category for Dinosaur Devotions: 75 Dino Discoveries, Bible Truths, Fun Facts, and More! (Tommy Nelson) in the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.


Earned “The Gold” for first place in the Best Nonfiction Book Series category for her “What Is?” board book series (WorthyKids) that includes: What is Easter? What is Halloween? What is Thanksgiving? What is Christmas? and What is America? for in the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.


Earned “The Bronze” for third place in the Holiday category for  C is for Christmas  (Little Lamb Books) in the 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.

Earned Second Place in the Royal Dragonfly 2019 Book Contest in the Religion/Spirituality Category for “Platinum Faith” co-authored with Bethany Jett.

Silver CAN Crown Award for Outstanding Broadcasting goes to Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett for promotion of their book Platinum Faith.

Finalist for a 2016 Christian Retailing Best Award for Love & Care For the One and Only You (Worthy Inspired) in the devotional category.

First place 2019 Golden Scroll winner for Dinosaur Devotions (Tommy Nelson) in the children’s book category.


Second place 2019 Golden Scroll winner for C is for Christmas (Little Lamb Books) in the children’s book category.


First place 2018 Golden Scroll winner for My First Day of School (Worthy Kids) in the children’s book category.

Winner of the SELAH Award for Best Anthology writing 2019 for Words to Cheer Your Heart Devotional (Ellie Claire).

SELAH Finalist for Best Children’s Book of 2019 for Dinosaur Devotions (Tommy Nelson).

SELAH Finalist—second place for Best Children’s Book of 2019 for C is For Christmas (Little Lamb Books).

SELAH Finalist—third place for Best Devotional Book of 2019 for Fabulous & Focused (Worthy Inspired).

SELAH Finalist—third place for Best YA Fiction/Nonfiction of 2019 for Get Your Spirit On! Devotions for Cheerleaders (SonRise Devotions/LPC).

Winner of the SELAH Award for Best Children’s Book of 2018, My First Day of School (Worthy Kids)

Director’s Choice Finalist for Best Children’s Picture Book of 2018 for I Will Not Be Afraid! (Concordia Publishing).

SELAH Finalist for Best Children’s Book of 2018 for I Love You the Mostest (Elk Lake).

 

Winner of the SELAH Award for Best Children’s Book of 2017, Happy Birthday to You! (Worthy Kids)

SELAH Finalist for Best Children’s Book of 2016 for Trunk Or Treat (Worthy Kids).

SELAH Finalist for Best Children’s Book of 2016 for What Is Thanksgiving? (Worthy Kids).

Winner of “Book of the Year” over all SELAH book award winners in 2014 for God Knows You (Candy Cane Press).

Winner of the SELAH Award for Best Children’s Book of 2014 & Book of the Year for God Knows You (Candy Cane Press).

Winner of the SELAH Award for Best Children’s Book of 2012 for My Big Book of Prayers (Ideals Children’s Books).

Earned “The Gold” for first place in the Holiday category for C is for Christmas  (Little Lamb Books) in the 2019 Illumination Awards.

Earned “The Silver” for second place in the Education (Home School, Bible School) Category for Dinosaur Devotions: 75 Dino Discoveries, Bible Truths, Fun Facts, and More! (Tommy Nelson) in the 2019 Illumination Awards.

Earned “The Bronze” for third place in the Children’s Picture Book category for I Love You the Mostest  (Elk Lake) in the 2019 Illumination Awards.

 

Earned “The Bronze” for third place in the Devotional category for Fabulous & Focused: 365 Daily Devotions for Working Women  (Worthy Inspired) in the 2019 Illumination Awards.

Earned “The Gold” Enduring Light medal for best children’s book for I Will Not Be Afraid! (Concordia Publishing Hose) in the 2018 Illumination Awards.

Earned “The Gold” for best devotional for Love & Care for the One and Only You (Worthy Inspired) in the 2017 Illumination Awards.

Earned “The Gold” for best devotional for When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms (Worthy Inspired) in the 2016 Illumination Awards.

Nominee for “Best Children’s Book Author” in the 2019 Red Letter Awards.

Finalist for a 2019 Indie Book Award for C Is for Christmas (Little Lamb Books) in the Children’s Picture Book Non-Fiction (All Ages) category.

Inducted into the Bedford (Indiana) North Lawrence High School’s “Hall of Fame/Wall of Fame” for career writing achievements in a special ceremony, September 2003.

Named Barnes & Noble Writer of the Month May 2003 for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex for my book, Conversations On the Ark and for giving back to the community through writing and speaking.

Recognized by the American Red Cross for first place in the nation in the category of communication for local use of national advertising materials in 1992.

AWSA Advanced Writers and Speakers Association member.

SCBWI Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators member.

Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with a first place in Best Sports Reporting in 1995.


Recognized by the American Association of Sunday & Feature Editors with a third place in the Best Short Feature category for newspapers with less than 100,000 circulation in 1995.               

Recognized by the Hoosier State Press Association with a first place in the Best Feature Series category for 1995.


Recognized by the Associated Press with a first place for Best Feature Article in the State of Indiana for 1994.  

Recognized by the Hoosier State Press Association with a third place in the Best Feature category in 1993.


Recognized by the Hoosier State Press Association for my contribution to the Best News Series of 1993.


Recognized by the Hoosier State Press Association with a second place for my contribution in the category of Best News Series in 1992.

Recognized by the Associated Press with a first place for Best Feature Article in the State of Indiana for 1994.  


Recognized by the Associated Press with a third place in the Best Feature category in 1993.

Other Recognition

  • Named “Writer of the Year” 2002 by the Write-to-Publish Conference for Living the Love Chapter (Lions Head Press).

  • Winner of the prestigious first place Maxwell Medal for Best Children’s Book 2017 for my book, I Love You the Mostest (Elk Lake).

  • Second-place winner in the Serious Writer 2018 Tarheel Awards for Best Children’s Book for You Are My Dream Come True

  • Second-place winner in the Maxwell Award Children’s Book 2017 for My First Day of School.

  • Winner of the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction Books from CLASS Christian Writers Conference Book Contest in October 2014 for Encouraging Words for Mothers (Barbour).

  • Michelle has won first place honors from the Colorado Christian Writers Conference for her poetry and essays, as well as numerous awards for her writing from the Glorieta Christian Writers Conference.
  • Selected as a Family Christian Bookstores Premiere Pick author in 2006 for Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood (Legacy International).

  • Selected as a Family Christian Bookstores Member’s Only Selection author in 2004 for Daily Wisdom for Working Women (Barbour).
  • Selected as one of the Top 12 Finalists for the ABC Children’s Picture Book Contest in Houston, Texas, for Mama’s Belly in 2009.