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Award-winning author of over 100 books launches new imprint with End Game Press

Memphis, Tenn., March 2022 – While some authors might call it a day and simply rest on their laurels after winning hundreds of literary awards and achieving millions of books sales on more than 100 titles, Michelle Medlock Adams is just getting started.

“Honestly, I feel like everything I’ve experienced, and everything I’ve been blessed to accomplish over the past 20 years in the industry, has prepared me for such a time as this,” she said. “I am so excited to introduce Wren And Bear Books to the world.”

The launch of Wren and Bear Books, a specialty children’s book imprint by Michelle Medlock Adams in partnership with End Game Press, is the culmination of years of experience and expertise in the book business. Michelle brings her unique style and special touch in putting together a list of books that will encourage a child’s faith, provide fun within its pages, and cause a child to look at a familiar subject with new eyes. Thus, her imprint’s tagline is “Faith, Fun & Fascination.”

Coupled with beautiful illustrations and lyrical prose and poetry, Wren And Bear Books will launch its first four titles in 2023.

“My list will have board books and picture books specifically for the Christian market, as well as titles that will cross over into the general market,” Adams explained.

Adams named the imprint after her oldest grandchild from each daughter, making this whole experience even more special. Though she had always dreamed of someday having her own children’s book imprint, Adams shared that she never expected to realize her dream alongside one of her best friends in the publishing world. But that’s exactly what happened when Victoria Duerstock, owner of EGP, asked Adams to start her own imprint.

“I am thrilled,” Adams said. “I cannot thank Victoria Duerstock enough for believing in me and cheering me on in this new venture.”

More information about Wren And Bear’s upcoming titles will be announced soon, but readers can keep up with Adams’s newest venture in publishing here:

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Suggested Interview Questions for Michelle Medlock Adams

  • When did you know that you wanted to lead a children’s book imprint?
  • How is Wren And Bear Books different than other picture book publishers?
  • How has some of your past industry experience helped you in this role?
  • What types of books grab your attention?
  • Where do you see the imprint going in the next few years?
  • Where can we learn more about you and about Wren And Bear Books?