Welcome to my website! I’m glad that you could stop by.
I’m Michelle Kaderly Welsh, and on my website, I’d like to share with you the things that I’m passionate about: faith, family, and fiction.
Since I love Jesus, you’ll be hearing a lot about Him here. Having a close walk with Him is important to me, but some days are better than others.
I love my family so you’ll hear about them, about our homeschooling efforts, my parenting journey, and my attempts to juggle all that I accept on my plate in life. Of course, faith and family and homeschooling are all intertwined.
Writing is a big part of who I am. I’ve been writing since my elementary years. In fact, I knew that I wanted to be a writer way back in the fifth grade. In high school, my English teacher encouraged me and took me to conferences. I dreamed of being a famous author. My mother, bless her heart, would even mail off my novel submissions. Of course, they were handwritten and weren’t very good back then, but it was nice of her to spend all that postage. I was even reading Writer’s Digest way back then.
So, of course, I went to college and earned my B.A. in English with a writing emphasis and print journalism. I married my college sweetheart and worked in marketing and public relations before becoming an assistant editor at a weekly newspaper. As our family grew, I became a freelance journalist, writing features and covering news for area weekly and daily newspapers, and creating newsletters for churches, businesses, and organizations. I also wrote a weekly column for several years. My articles and essays have also been published in Parent Life, Every Day Education, and Home School Enrichment.
Well, here I am after 20 years of homeschooling, still wanting to be an author. Through the years, I have dabbled in Middle Grade (MG) and Young Adult (YA) fiction, as well as writing articles, essays, and blogs. In 2012, I attended a Write-to-Publish conference where I learned more of what the writing life entails besides just writing. In January 2013, I joined ACFW, American Christian Fiction Writers, and in January 2014, an ACFW critique group, Scribes 206, led by Burton Cole, author of the excellent Bash and Beamer stories. I started blogging in the fall of 2016. In 2017, I joined Compel, a Proverbs 31 writing program, which educates and encourages writers of nonfiction.
I pray God will use me to speak to you and that somehow my words will encourage you, bless you, inspire you. This life is short. Honestly, it just speeds by, and I hope that I’m making the most of my days. I hope you’ll join me on the journey. Please use the subscribe form to receive my blogs. I’ll post once or twice each week. It’s quick and easy! I’d love to hear from you also, so please send a message if you like. I hope you have a great rest of the day. I look forward to sharing with you soon! Thanks for stopping by.