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 70 books with over 1 million books sold, Michelle’s latest release, Love & Care For The One and Only You (Worthy) was recently featured on the “Praise The Lord” program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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; and served as a blogger for Guideposts. Today, she continues working as a TV host for TBN’s “Joy in Our Town” and successfully running her own freelance writing business.
This year, Michelle’s book Love & Care For The One and Only You (Worthy Inspired) was a finalist for a Christian Retailing Best Award in the Devotional Category, and 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. In October 2014, her book Encouraging Words for Mothers (Barbour) won the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction Books from CLASS Christian Writers Conference Book Contest. And, her book God Knows You won “The SELAH Award” for Best Children’s Book in 2014, as well as “Book of the Year.” Also, her children’s book, My Big Book of Prayers, claimed “The SELAH Award” for Best Children’s Book in 2012.
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 served as an adjunct professor at Taylor University twice, teaching “Writing for Children.” Michelle also loves speaking to women’s groups, youth groups, and congregations, encouraging others to discover their destinies in God.
Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two college-aged daughters, Abby and Allyson, as well as a miniature dachshund and two cats. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys leading fitness classes at Priority Fitness, and cheering on the Indiana University Basketball team, the Indiana Pacers, the Indianapolis Colts, the Chicago Cubbies, and the LA Kings.
The Five F’s of a Writing Career: Freelance, Finance, Faith, Family and Fun—Getting it all done with grace and balance!
In this continuing class, we’ll explore what it takes to launch out into the freelance writing world and stay happily afloat! I’ll share with you all the tricks of the trade that have allowed me to run a successful freelance writing business (Michelle Medlock Adams, LLC) for the past 16 years. I hope you’ll join me for a practical, fast-moving, ever-so-fun, chocolate-filled kind of class.
Specifically, we’ll cover:
10 Tips to Double Your Freelance Income
When Michelle quit her 9-to-5 magazine writing job in 2000 and entered the world of fulltime 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!