Michelle G Stradford
Michelle G. Stradford is an award-winning bestselling Author, Architect, Artist, and Photographer who creates written visual and inhabitable art. In addition to poetry, she has written short stories and fiction since adolescence. Her writing style is contemporary free verse, as her goal is to create poetry and prose that is relatable, connects with, and is inspiring to her readers. In particular, she wants to use her experiences and writing to build a platform that encourages women and girls to own their power to overcome challenges and crush their goals.
Michelle has had the privilege of traveling the world and loves sharing her interpretation of love, life, friendship, and community. She thrives on using words, art, and photography to tell stories that evoke emotions or make connections with others. She loves the arts, both visual and performing, so checking out shows, and small art collections are always fun to do with family and friends. To wind down and re-energize she enjoys curling up with a great read or pulling out her acrylics and watercolors for a little painting. She also likes to sketch, experiment with her camera, and take on creative do it yourself projects.
Michelle published her first poetry book, "When Love Rises" in April 2019 debut as a No. 1 New Release in Poetry Books about Love and was recently awarded an honorable mention by Readers' Favorite. It celebrates love, offers comfort in heartbreak, and provides inspiration for healing and trying love again. A must-read for poetry lovers.
I'm Rising: Determined. Confident. Powerful", the second book in her "Rising" series is currently a best seller in multiple poetry categories. It is an inspiring poetry collection written to ignite a spark and remind us that facing and conquering our emotional pain builds inner strength and resilience. It encourages readers to Take back their Power, their Glorious and Rise! Her works in progress include several books that will be published in 2020.
Awards and Recognition
- Poetry Bronze Award - "I'm Rising " by Readers' Favorite
- Poetry Award Finalist - "When Love Rises" by Readers' Favorite