Michelle Meadows is the author of many acclaimed books for children. She loves dreaming up new projects and telling stories with heart. Connection, compassion, and family are common themes in her work. Michelle has always loved poetry and the music of language.
Michelle's latest books are FLYING HIGH: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles and BRAVE BALLERINA: The Story of Janet Collins. Her other books include HIBERNATION STATION, SUPER BUGS, and PIGGIES IN PAJAMAS. 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.
Michelle graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and literature. She shares her love of storytelling through presentations and encourages children to follow their dreams. Michelle is a regular contributor to Picture Book Builders, a blog on the craft of creating children's books. 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 dream 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 lives near the beach in Delaware with her husband.
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."
- Langston Hughes