About the Author

Michelle E. Rawlings (née Adams) is executive editor for the Conservative Institute, a publisher of premium news and analysis from a conservative worldview.

Michelle, right, and her husband, Ryan. (Photo by Rita James Photography)

Her work in political journalism, which has focused especially on state- and federal-level campaigns and gun policy, has been featured in local and web publications, including Red Alert Politics (MediaDC) and HerCampus.

Michelle has also been published in print fiction and poetry anthologies. Her first book-length solo project is in the works.

The recipient of Shenandoah University’s Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2017 and the S. Gordden Link Prize for Poetry in 2016, Michelle holds a B.A. in English from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.

She currently lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area with her husband, Ryan, and their border collie, Dakota.

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