Interview with Christian fiction author Vanessa Miller

Today’s guest is Christian fiction author Vanessa Miller. She’s here to share a bit about herself and her newest novella, Escape to
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Vanessa Miller of Dayton, Ohio, is a best-selling author,
playwright, and motivational speaker. Her stage productions include: Get You
Some Business
, Don’t Turn Your Back on God, and Can’t You Hear
Them Crying
. Vanessa is currently in the process of turning the novels in
the Rain Series into stage productions.

Vanessa has been writing since she was a young child.
When she wasn’t writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels, reading
great books consumed her free time. However, it wasn’t until she committed her
life to the Lord in 1994 that she realized all gifts and anointing come from
God. She then set out to write redemption stories that glorify God.

To date, Vanessa has completed the Rain and Storm Series.
She is currently working on the Forsaken series, Second Chance at Love series
and a single title, Long Time Coming.

Vanessa believes that each book will
touch readers across the country in a special way. It is, after all, her
God-given destiny to write and produce plays and novels that bring deliverance
to God’s people. These books have received rave reviews, winning Best Christian
Fiction Awards and topping numerous Bestseller’s lists.

Welcome, Vanessa. What inspired you to write
this book?
Escape to Love is the fifth novella
in the Praise Him Anyhow series. I started writing this series after I went
through a terrible time in my life where I lost my ability to praise God. These
books were written to show us all… that no matter what we go through… how
many things that try to come against us, if we keep our praise, God will bring
us out.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I just
finished How Sweet the Sound, my
gospel historical which will release to stores in March of 2014. I am currently
writing an inspirational romance for Whitaker House. The title is Feels Like Heaven (not sure if that
title will hold). It will release to bookstores in June 2014. I also have four
more stories that will be releasing in the Praise Him Anyhow series. So, I am
definitely staying busy.
When did you first consider yourself a
In 2003
when my held my first book, Former Rain
in my hand. I remember sitting on my stairs, gazing at the book with tears in
my eyes. Because on that day I knew I had finally entered into my purpose for
being on earth. I may not have those same amazed feeling as each book releases
these days, but I have never lost my gratefulness to God, for allowing me to
walk in my purpose.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your
work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time
to write?
been writing full-time since 2005 and I am thankful that God has been faithful
in sending readers for the books that I write.
writing schedule depends on if I’m on deadline or not. If I’m not on deadline I
write from about 9 – 4. If I’m on deadline, I write all day and all night. I
can become really consumed with writing because once I develop a character and
get him or her into all kinds of trouble, I’m normally anxious to see how God
is going to get my character out of the trouble I created for them. I read my
Bible, looking for scripture to use in the book… the scriptures must match my
theme, or I don’t use them. I am a Christian fiction author, but I try not to
preach too much… I try to let me characters lead the way as they are being
lead to a deeper relationship with God.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
don’t have any quirks with my writing that I can think of. Now in my personal
life, my family thinks I have a bit of OCD because I can’t stand for things to
be out of place. But I’m really not as bad as they say… really, I’m not. 🙂
As a child, what did you want to be when you
grew up?
as a child I always knew I wanted to write. I had no clue that I would become a
Christian fiction writer, but I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything else in
the world.
Anything additional you want to share with
the readers?
would just to thank all of my readers and to ask anyone who hasn’t read any of
the books in this series yet, to give the Praise Him Anyhow series a chance. I
also appreciate feedback, so feel free to email me at:
or write a review on for one of the books.

Thanks, Vanessa!

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