Denene Millner

Denene Millner has done just about everything in the writing world, and done it brilliantly. She’s an esteemed, award-winning journalist. She’s co-written books that were turned into films. She’s written enlightening self-help. She developed one of the leading parenting websites,

She’s a celebrated author of New York Times best-selling pop culture and celebrity biographies. She’s written empowering children’s book and created an award-winning children’s book publishing company, Denene Millner Books.

We are proud that Denene will bring that depth of talent and experience–and more–to the 2020 National Book Club Conference.
The former Parenting magazine columnist has penned 30 books, including with Steve Harvey, Taraji P. Henson, and Will Smith (photo below), and has had several of her works adapted for film. Denene Millner Books won a Newbery and Caldecott honor in its debut year–the most prestigious awards in that genre.

Not done yet. Denene also is a co-host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s A Seat at the Table, a show that highlights issues affecting black women. Her podcast, Speakeasy with Denene, can be heard on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate and on all major podcast platforms. She frequently contributes as an entertainment writer and essayist for various national publications and her extensive broadcast experience includes appearances on The Today Show, HLN, MSNBC and NPR.

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