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Dachshund Through The Snow

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I’ve been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. So, after writing and publishing more than 100 books, it only makes sense that I’d finally write a story about my favorite breed of dog — the dachshund. (I grew up with a shorthaired red miniature doxie named Penny. And, since then, I’ve loved Max, Maddie Anne, Freckles, Miller, and our current cutie Mollie Mae.)

But, “Dachshund Through the Snow” was inspired by Miller, our longhaired miniature dachshund who loved to dig and dig and dig! He is in heaven but his memory lives on.

In my story, Crosby is a very tiny dachshund, and though he is known for his small stature, he longs to be known for much more. A skilled burrower, Crosby decides to enter the Arctic Animal Olympics, but he encounters quite a bit of bullying and ends up abandoning the idea of trying out for the burrowing event. Through a series of events, Crosby finds Santa and his reindeer (minus Rudolph) who are stranded by an ice storm, and he ends up saving the day—and ultimately Christmas.

Yes, it’s a super fun Christmas picture book, but more than that, it’s a story about overcoming your greatest fears and realizing that your differences can be your strengths. Crosby realizes that he is more than enough—no matter his size—and that’s what I hope all children discover about themselves when they delve into my book. I want them to realize that no matter their differences, insecurities or challenges, they were created for a purpose, and they are more than enough!



Three cheers for Crosby, another winner by Michelle Medlock Adams! Dachshund Through the Snow is the story of how the teeniest, weeniest dachshund of all saved Christmas!.
Three cheers for the tiny dachshund who helps save Christmas! Written with humor and heart, author Michelle Adams shows how our God-given talents help us to win in unexpected ways. Children will ask for this book to be read again and again.
Amy Houts
Dachshund Though the Snow, by Michelle Medlock Adams, is a doggone delightful Christmas story! Kids will love this tale about a teeny-weenie wiener dog with big hopes and an even bigger heart. This beautifully illustrated holiday book will make the perfect gift for the kids and dog-lovers in your life.
Shannon Anderson
Sweet little Crosby proves that the only size that matters is that of your heart.
Jill Esbaum


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 Angel Book Awards, Christian Market Book Awards, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, and the Illumination 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, Cuddle-up Prayers; I Love You Bigger Than the Sky; and Writing and Selling Children’s Books in the Christian Market: From Board Book to YA (with cycle Young).

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 with another granddaughter on the way. 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.