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 who speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.