25 Amazing Authors & Their Must-Read Books
Vanessa Miller, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Playwright & Motivational Speaker
“Study your craft by doing workshops and reading books on writing and believe in yourself and never give up. So, I guess that was three pieces of advice, but they go hand in hand. I truly believe that writers must study the craft because things change. It’s important that you believe in your writing because this is a hard business, and it will make you want to give up and throw in the towel. But if you know that you are called to write those books, you won’t give up.”
Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa’s creative endeavors took on new meaning in1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often focusing on characters facing multi-dimensional struggles.
Vanessa’s novels have received rave reviews, with several appearing on Essence Magazine’s Bestseller’s List. Vanessa’s work has received numerous awards, including “Best Christian Fiction Mahogany Award” and the “Red Rose Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction.” Miller graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication. She is an ordained minister in her church, explaining, “God has called me to minister to readers and to help them rediscover their place with the Lord.”
She has worked with numerous publishers: Urban Christian, Kimani Romance, Abingdon Press and Whitaker House. She is currently working on Something Good with Thomas Nelson (HarperCollins) which releases in March 2022.
In 2016, Vanessa launched the Christian Book Lover’s Retreat in an effort to bring readers and authors of Christian fiction together in an environment that’s all about Faith, Fun & Fellowship. If you would like to know more about the Christian Book Lover’s Retreat that is currently held in Charlotte, NC during the last week in October you can visit: http://www.christianbookloversretreat.com.
Vanessa lives in North Carolina with her husband and family. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in Organizational Communication.
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