As an adoptive mom, Mikkelson has written numerous feature articles on subjects of interest to adoptive parents such as becoming an adoption advocate and the importance of attending cultural camp.  Her essay, “Purple Fleece and Motherhood,” appeared in the anthology Not What I Expected: The Unpredictable Road From Womanhood to Motherhood, (Paycock Press).

Mikkelson also writes fiction. She recently completed her first novel, and is searching for an agent while she works on novel #2.