New-Michelle Medlock Adams

Michelle Medlock Adams

Get to Know Michelle:

Author of over 100 books with more than 4 million books sold, Michelle Medlock Adams is also a New York Times Bestselling ghostwriter. In addition, she has won more than 80 industry awards for her own journalistic endeavors, including first-place honors from the prestigious Golden Scroll, the Children’s Moonbeam Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press, to name a few.

Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than 1,700 articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites; acted as a stringer for the Associated Press; written for a worldwide ministry; hosted a TV program for the Trinity Broadcasting Network; blogged twice weekly for Guideposts; written a weekly column for a Midwest newspaper; and served as an adjunct writing professor for several universities.

Today, Michelle is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Serious Writer, Inc. and serves as an online instructor for the Serious Writer Academy. She is also a much sought-after speaker at professional writing conferences and women’s retreats all over the United States. And, she is very excited about launching her own children’s book imprint—Wren & Bear Books—with End Game Press this year. Her first list will debut in 2023.

Michelle is celebrating her recent books: Dachshund Through the Snow, Springtime for Your Spirit (with Andy Clapp), Our God is Bigger Than That! (with Eva Marie Everson)and I Love You to the Sun and Beyond (with Cecil Stokes), and she’s anticipating the Fall release of her children’s book about grief called Fly High that she co-wrote with grief specialist Janet Johnson. She is excited to announce that she has launched her own children’s book imprint—Wren & Bear Books—a division of End Game Press. Wren & Bear will release its first list of titles in Spring 2023.

Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two married daughters, five adorable grandchildren with another one on the way, two kitties, and two spoiled dogs. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing, cheering on the Chicago Cubbies and the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team, and all things leopard print.



Pre-Conference Session:

How to Utilize the 5 Major Social Media Platforms (Co-taught with Bethany Jett) (3-hours)

We’ve been given a gift. No matter where we live in the world, we can connect with like-minded thinkers, make new friends, and establish relationships. What authors of years past would have given for this opportunity!

However, social media is often used selfishly. If the goal is JUST to sell books, you’ll lose every time. Instead, social media used with the reader or audience in mind is not only more effective but allows you to strategically get in front of your ideal customers, clients, and readers while building a strong platform.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the best practices for each of the five major social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn so you can strengthen community with your audience and readers. (Co-taught with Bethany Jett)


Breakout Session:

10 Tips to Double Your Freelance Income 

When Michelle quit her 9-to-5 magazine writing job in 2000 and entered the world of full time freelance writing, she learned (through trial and error) how to earn consistent cash. Come to this session and discover how to double your fun and finances as a freelance writer! This is always a writers’ conference favorite!


15-minute appointments

Michelle specializes in children’s board books and picture books, nonfiction books for women, devotionals, ghostwriting, and best marketing practices. A NY Times Best Selling Ghostwriter and the author of more than 100 books of her own, Michelle is available to help beginning to advanced writers. Whether it’s working out a rhyming stanza in a picture book, finding the heart of a project, or offering marketing strategies for past and future books, Michelle is happy to help.



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