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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 writes fiction and nonfiction, and her publishers include Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Macmillan.

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. Her latest books are FLYING HIGH: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles and BRAVE BALLERINA: The Story of Janet Collins. Michelle also contributed to BLACK BALLERINAS: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland.

With a passion for storytelling, Michelle graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and literature. She is represented by literary agent Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio. 

Michelle grew up in Washington D.C. and now 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