Denene Millner

Atlanta, Georgia
Mom. Author. Giddy. Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner, a mom and a writer, long has provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship for a myriad of nationally-recognized media organizations, including Parenting magazine, the Today show, iVillage, Essence and Health. Millner also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, an award-winning, critically-acclaimed blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the lens of a multi-cultural experience. She's also written dozens of cover and feature stories for a plethora of magazines and websites, including Heart & Soul, Money, Ebony, Jet, Dove.com, Unilever’s “Don’t Fret the Sweat” tween advice site, iVillage Health, and iVillage’s Momtourage, among others. She also is the author or co-author of 21 books; she co-authored with comedian Steve Harvey the advice book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man,” which debuted No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller’s list and named by Nielsen the top selling nonfiction book of 2009. She also penned the best-selling advice book series, “What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know,” and the novels, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” "In Love & War," and, “A Love Story,” each co-authored with her husband, Nick Chiles; the novel, "The Vow," named one of Borders Best of 2005 and optioned by Lifetime Television; the novelization of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Dreamgirls,” and; the three-book teen series, “Hotlanta.” She also wrote “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice” for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, and served as an editorial consultant for Holly Robinson Peete’s new children’s book, “My Brother Charlie.” Millner's "Miss You, Mina," is the first in the 26-book Scholastic Candy Apple book series to feature an African American main character. Her latest book is "Sparkle," the novelization of the movie of the same name. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband, their two daughters and an adorable Goldendoodle named Teddy.

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Friday, September 27

3:30pm EDT