Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She has published 14 titles including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing both of which were adapted into movies (starring Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Neil Patrick Harris) and garnered big ratings for CBS television. Lifetime Television adapted The Christmas Hope (starring Madeline Stowe) and premiered it to stellar ratings as well. Donna’s non-seasonal novel’s The Good Dream, The Angels of Morgan Hill and Finding Grace capture the same warmth and poignancy as her Christmas books pleasing loyal and new fans alike.
Donna is the recipient of a Retailer’s Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, two Audie Awards for best inspirational fiction, a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year and is an inductee in the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence joining such luminaries as Coretta Scott King, Hugh Downs, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Senator John Glenn.
As an in-demand conference speaker and gifted teacher, Donna has appeared at countless events around the country, including Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, Among Friends and the prestigious Patricia Adams Lecture Series at Heidelberg University.
Her latest book, The Christmas Light released October 2014 and her fourth movie, The Christmas Secret (starring Bethany Joy Lenz of One Tree Hill and Dexter) premiered December 2014 and had the Hallmark Movie Channel’s largest unduplicated audience of all-time.