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 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.
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 President of Platinum Literary Services; 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.
Michelle is celebrating the recent release of I Love You Bigger Than the Sky and Writing & Selling Children’s Books in the Christian Market (cowritten with her agent Cyle 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. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing, cheering on the Chicago Cubbies, and all things leopard print.
The Pitch Factor (Co-taught with Bethany Jett)
Did you know that you naturally point your knees and feet towards the person you’re most interested in? Only 7% of communication is verbal, so writers must pack more in their arsenal than a long list of publication credits and a thirty-second elevator pitch.
The tone of voice, posture, clothing choice, firmness of handshake, and body language more than communicate who we are, even at the subconscious level. Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett will offer tips and tricks for what could possibly be a life-changing 15-minute appointment with agents and editors, as well as prepare you for upcoming media appearances and speaking engagements.
- The Do’s and Don’ts of meeting with editors and agents
- How to engage others with or without a formal introduction
- The online programs to edit your pictures professionally
- Social media etiquette: the good, bad, and ugly
- How to use body language to your benefit
- How to accurately determine the success of an interview or pitch session
- How to create and use pitch and query letters to your benefit
- Why the book proposal is the base for your marketing plan
- Tips on how to create a book proposal that will capture a publisher’s attention
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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