Short Bio

Michelle Meadows is the author of 10 books for children -- with more books in the works. Michelle loves creating heartwarming stories that are enjoyable to read aloud. Connection, compassion, and family are common themes in her work. Her latest book is BRAVE BALLERINA: The Story of Janet Collins, and her next book is FLYING HIGH: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles (May 2020). Michelle studied journalism and literature at Syracuse University in New York. She is represented by literary agent Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio. Michelle grew up in Washington, D.C. She now lives near the beach in Delaware with her husband and son.

Long Bio

Michelle Meadows is the author of 10 books for children -- with more books in the works. She loves creating heartwarming stories that are enjoyable to read aloud. 

Her latest book is BRAVE BALLERINA: The Story of Janet Collins, and her next book is FLYING HIGH: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles (May 2020).

 

Connection, compassion, and family are common themes in her work because she believes this is what life is all about: being connected to others, helping others, and doing the right thing for others to make this big world a better place -- from the bears who comfort all the animals in Hibernation Station to the Super Bugs who step up to protect insects in danger.

Michelle wrote her first book, THE WAY THE STORM STOPS, in the middle of the night after rocking her son to sleep during a thunderstorm. This comforting story, which turns a booming storm into a lullaby, is recommended as a book that helps children cope with a fear of thunderstorms. It was named a recommended book on The Bank Street College Library's Diversity List for Children and is a resource on the website of Peep and the Big, Wide World. 

Michelle’s books have received rave reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, and The Washington Post. BRAVE BALLERINA is a Junior Library Guild Selection and received starred reviews in School Library Journal and Shelf Awareness. HIBERNATION STATION made it on the Los Angeles Times Reading List and was a nominee for two awards: the South Carolina Picture Book Award and the New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award. The Bank Street College of Education's Children's Book Committee (CBC) named HIBERNATION STATION a Children's Book of the Year in the Under Five category. 

Through fun and interactive presentations at schools and libraries, Michelle

gets children excited about reading and writing. Her experience also

includes teaching children's literature classes for adults through the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild and presenting to teachers, librarians, and writers at conferences. Michelle is a member of the Nonfiction Authors Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Michelle studied journalism and literature at Syracuse University in New York. She is represented by literary agent Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio.

Michelle’s writing process involves paper, pens, and lots of cookies. Her favorite place to think and write: the beach! The ocean, with its constant rhythm, is a wonderful reminder that there is hope, imagination, and possibility. Michelle grew up in Washington, D.C. She now lives near the beach in Delaware with her favorite people -- her husband and son.

She loves to share her passion for reading and writing. Sign up for Michelle's e-newsletter to get her latest book news and blog posts about writing and publishing children's books.