Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author and gifted conference speaker. She has published eight titles including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies and big ratings for CBS television. Lifetime has adapted The Christmas Hope with plans to air it in the winter of 09. Her non-seasonal novel, The Angels of Morgan Hill, has captured the same warmth as her Christmas books and continues to please loyal and new fans alike.<br />
Donna is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction, and a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. Donna is an in-demand conference speaker having appeared at countless women's and family events, including select Women of Faith conferences.<br />
Donna's latest book, Finding Grace (March 2009) is the powerful and often humorous story of her journey of broken dreams. There comes a time when the wheels come off in everybody's life. No one plans to get a divorce, go bankrupt, suffer depression, or get cancer. The wheels come off and we're left asking, "Now what?" This is the story of how pain and shattered dreams can be confronted and met with peace - simply put, it is the story of finding grace.<br />
Donna lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, Troy, and their children, Grace, Kate and David, their labradoodle Lucy, their cats Cindy and Katrina and several raccoons who desperately want to be part of their family.