By Janel Shoun on 4/8/2011
Donna VanLiere, author of the best-selling Christmas Hope series, which launched in 2002 with The Christmas Shoes, a novelization of the popular NewSong Christmas carol of the same name, will speak and sign books on Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the Beaman Library.
The event begins with a reception and is a fundraiser for the Friends of Beaman Library. In order to attend, the public must become a friend of the library. Contribution levels begin at $25. For more information on joining the organization, contact Carolyn Wilson at 615.966.5837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lipscomb’s Beaman Library presents a variety of programs each year with authors and hosts the Womens’ National Book Association summer reading program. Membership also comes with a library card and advance notice of annual free book-signings and used book sales.
VanLiere, a Franklin resident, is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, who has published ten titles including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into and garnered big ratings for CBS television. She also received excellent reviews for her memoir, Finding Grace, and for the first book in a new Women of Faith fiction series, Angels on Morgan Hill.
VanLiere is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, Dove Award, Silver Angel Award andAudie Award for best inspirational fiction. She has been a nominee for the Gold Medallion Book of the Year.
Her latest book, The Christmas Journey, is a retelling of the story of the Nativity accompanied by moving and beautifully rendered watercolor illustrations. VanLiere’s Christmas books, which are normally hard to find in stock at this time of year, will be available for sale at the April 26 appearance.