Donna VanLiere

Donna VanLiereBorn and raised in northeastern Ohio, Donna VanLiere is a New York Times best-selling author and conference speaker. Throughout her illustrious writing career, she has published nearly 15 titles, including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into TV movies on CBS and starred Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Perry and Neil Patrick Harris. Donna’s story, The Christmas Hope, was adapted by Lifetime Television and premiered in December 2009. Her next work, The Good Dream, is due to be released in July 2012.

Donna began her writing career “on the side” in Nashville while doing theatre, commercial voiceover and radio work. Her first book was published in 2001, and 13 titles later, she has received a Retailer’s Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award and an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction. A frequently sought-after conference speaker, she has appeared at many women’s and family events, including Women of Faith and Extraordinary Women conferences.

A graduate of Cedarville University, Donna lives in Franklin, Tenn., with her husband, Troy, and their three children, Grace, Kate and David.


Wednesday, October 17

  • 7:00 pm - Community Reading, Reception & Book Signing
    Tiffin-Seneca Public Library

Thursday, October 18 

  • 9:30 am - “Creativity & Generating Ideas” - Discussion & Q&A
    Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
  • 11:00 am - “Marketing Today and Social Media” - Discussion & Q&A
    Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
  • 1:00 pm - "Writing and Getting Published” - Creative writing class
    Herbster Chapel, Pfleiderer
  • 2:00 pm - “Excelling in a Cynical Culture” - Discussion
    Gundlach Theatre, Founders Hall
  • 3:00 pm - Student Reception
    Founders Hall lobby
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner & Keynote Address - "The Power of Story"
    Seiberling Gymnasium

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