About

Hi! It’s Michelle!

(Scroll down for formal biography)

I know – you were probably expecting a third-person, formal biography starting with the fact that I was born in Ft. Worth, TX. Well, I’ve never read an author’s biography and thought, “Wow! Are you serious? She’s from Fort Worth! Man, I’ve gotta read her book!”  So, I thought it might be better to just let you meet the real Michelle Stimpson.

Here’s my back-in-the day writing testimony…

I started writing when I was in sixth grade. Mrs. Newman, my music teacher, let us have a talent show once every six weeks. My ongoing play was entitled “Big Sisters and Little Sisters”  and it starred my best friend, Jill Miller. Folks, this was a serious play. We practiced during recess. I also had the greatest English teacher ever that year – Mrs. Carlon. She let us write creatively almost every week, which (of course) made me feel like a star!

The summer after my sixth grade year, my life took a tragic turn when my mother was involved in a bad car accident. I started keeping a journal to deal with the pressures of suddenly being thrust into the role of mother to my two younger brothers, while coming-of-age without my mother at my side. In the midst of all that, God gave me writing as a form of comfort. I realize now that He must have read every single word I wrote because the Holy Spirit comforted me and kept me as I poured my little heart out onto those spiral notebook pages.

Even after my mother regained her health, I kept on writing. And writing. Here’s a picture of all my journals circa 2009:

Anyway, all that writing turn into a serious passion. I thank God for preparing me to write novels through the worst period of my childhood. Then again, He’s been known for turning tests into testimonies (Romans 8:28)!

Everything I write has a little bit of humor (or at least I like to think so), while causing people to think about serious issues. This, of course, lines up with my personality. I think if you asked my friends, they’d say I’m a fun person. I love to laugh and enjoy life. But at the same time, I’m serious about things that matter most, like faith, family, and fulfilling God’s plan for my life. I’m honored to share my gift through so many various forms – writing, teaching, mentoring. This is just flat humbling.

I hope you’ll be blessed by the books and stories flowing from these fingertips. So now that you know the REAL me and you’ve actually read my diary, we should at least be Facebook friends, right?

God Bless!

Formal Biography

Michelle Stimpson is an author, a speaker, and an educator who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College in 1994.  She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002.  She has had the pleasure of teaching elementary, middle, and high school as well as training adults.

In addition to her work in the field of education, Michelle ministers through writing and public speaking.  Her works include the highly acclaimed Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (National Bestseller), and Falling Into Grace.  She has published several short stories for high school students through her educational publishing company, Right Track Academic Support Services, at www.wegottaread.com.

Michelle serves the body of Christ through ministering to women in churches, workshops, or simply praying with a frazzled mother in Wal-Mart. She regularly speaks at special events and writing workshops sponsored by churches, schools, book clubs and other positive organizations. She has also taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Michelle and her husband live near Dallas. They are parents to two young adults and one crazy dog.

Contact Michelle to schedule an event:

Michelle Stimpson

P.O. Box 1592

Cedar Hill, TX 75106-1592

stimpson.michelle @ gmail.com (remove spaces around “@” sign)

31 thoughts on “About”

  1. Jodi Hartman said:

    Michelle, I am thrilled to have found you!

    I am always looking for good Christian authors, and when I found your Mama B. book, A Time to Speak, I was sooo excited!
    I am a ‘journal-ista’ too, and I was just writing about how awesome it is to find a book that although it is fiction, still inspires me in my walk with The Lord…thank you for that!

    Just wanted to drop by and thank you for your love of The Lord, and for refreshing my heart! I look forward to reading much, much more!

    Jodi H.

  2. Michelle, I found a Kindle, and You in 2013! So Pleased. I am being Blessed as I read my First Mama B…..I am hooked! Thank you for sharing your God Given Gift!

    • michellestimpson1 said:

      Thanks, NeeCee! So sorry I just saw this – I’m really learning how to work all this wordpress Stuff!

  3. My daughter, who was 13 years old at the time, gave me excerpts from the Titus2 Women’s Ministry Series: Lord fix my marriage! This opened my eyes in a whole different light regarding my marriage. I am so thankful that you are sharing such wonderful books and messages. I was wondering if this series is available for purchase?

  4. Betty Diamond said:

    Michelle, Hello, I just learned about you thru following Priscilla on Facebook. Like you, I have a story to tell; and I’ve been wanting to pen the words of my story. I just recently had my 3rd open heart surgery in Dec 2013. I was born w/ a congenital heart defect. I praise God for what he has done; but I believe that he brought me thru to help and encourage others w/ my faith. While growing up, I did come from a Christian background, but my school days are ones that have a lot of bad memories. Unfortunately, the memories were not something I chose, but the acts of unkindness of others. My surgeries, I feel have played a role in my healing for many reasons. I have wanted to pen the words, but am not sure where to start. You are an encouragement for others. I just want God to use be able to use what has happened to me help others. Thank you for your blog from today. Good bless you!

  5. michellestimpson1 said:

    Thanks, Betty! So glad you were encouraged by the post! Bless God for a lifetime of faithfulness to you!

  6. Yolanda Malick said:

    Just finished “Stepping Down” and loved it!!!!

  7. Michelle, Though I am older than you, I want to be like you when I grow up! Thank you for Mama B.! I am glad she was brought out of your heart and shared with us. I pray that I can do the same with the people who live in my heart and memory.

  8. Michelle,

    “Boaz Brown” is highlighted today on eBookDaily.com:

    http://ebookdaily.com/free-kindle-ebooks/2014-08-21/B008EB8B7G

  9. Just “discovered” Boaz Brown! Awesome. So many truths stated so well. You said things I had been thinking but didn’t know how to pull together as undisputed truth. LaShondra’s dad is REAL. He is a member of my family! I need to read this book again. Lots of wisdom in the pages. Thanks for your hard work. Now, on to the next Stimpson book!!!!!

  10. underhillmanor said:

    I just finished “Divas of Damascus Road” and am starting “Boaz Brown”. I love your characters, your writing style, and your open witness of your faith. Keep up the good work!

  11. Hi. I just wanted to say how much I really enjoyed reading Boaz Brown. It really spoke to me. I like character Shondra am a career woman and praying that my Boaz finds me soon! When is book 2 coming out? I would love to read it!

  12. Rhonda Gilbert said:

    I have purchased four of your books in the last two days. I love them. When will the next book be released in the Blended Blessing series? This book spoke to my Spirit. I love your writing style. I will be writing reviews shortly.

    • michellestimpson1 said:

      Thank you! So sorry I am just now seeing this – I didn’t even know there were comments on this page! There are three in the Blended Blessings series and CaSandra and I have been working on other books. I hope you will enjoy them, too!

  13. Rasheeda Moore said:

    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your books have been such a blessing for me and I can’t get enough. When I finish one, I seek out others immediately. The first book I read was Last Temptation and I could not help keep myself from yelling at Peaches, LOL. Your books have been a God send in a time when I needed reassurance God is with me always. Thanks again!

  14. Dear Michelle, I read one of your Mama B’s books. It was the first one about Nikki and Cameron. I loved it. I know on amazon the Mama B’s books are $2.99. I am on SS and only get $411.00 a month. I can’t afford to buy the other books about Mama B’s. Is their anyway you could send me some. I got the first one free. And I enjoy Christian reads. Please see if you can help me. Thank you. Diane Haynes.

  15. Lenette Tillman-Greene said:

    Hello Michelle. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading, “Boaz Brown”. I laughed, cried and prayed throughout the book. There were times that I was so moved by Shondra’s prayers that I had to stop reading in order to get a good prayer in myself. Its amazing how a book can make you.change your perspective on things. This book truly made me take a long look at myself and some underlying prejudices I didnt even realize I had been harboring. I believe Holy Spirit was working on me right along with your characters!!! I plan to download the sequel as well. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Steldon and LaShondra. May God continue to bless you with the ability to minister and speak to hearts through your writing!!!

    • Lenette Tillman-Greene said:

      Oh no, I mispronounced STELSON’S name just like all the chracters in the book!!! LOL, I promise, it wasn’t intentional.

  16. Wow! Praise God. If this is not a divine appointment. Michelle I read your book War Room Strategies and seriously I could not put the book down very good. I too am a writer. The very first thing that I wrote was a short one act play called get this “Writer’s Block” basically it’s a story of how a woman gets over her fear of writing. The play was performed last year I was amazed how God moved. I am currently starting to write my first Christian children’s book. I don’t have a college degree, I am beginning to write, I am single and working mother and grandmother. However, I trust God and not only believe but I declare and decree that all things are things are possible. Again I am thankful to come across your site

  17. Hi Michelle,

    I want to read your books in order. Can you provide a list of your publishing’s?

  18. I absolutely love the Boaz Brown series. I adore LaShondra and Stelson’ s relationship. I’ve read the books at least four times. Will we see book three from the series soon?

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