Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her much-loved Christmas Hope series includes THE CHRISTMAS SHOES and THE CHRISTMAS BLESSING, both of which were adapted into movies for CBS Television, THE CHRISTMAS SECRET, THE CHRISTMAS JOURNEY and THE CHRISTMAS HOPE, which was adapted into a film by Lifetime. She is also the author of THE ANGELS OF MORGAN HILL and FINDING GRACE. VanLiere 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. She is a gifted speaker speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.