Tucson Festival of Books

Denene Millner (she/her)

Erskine Isaac

Denene Millner is a six-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy Award–nominated TV show host and award-winning journalist who has written 31 books, among them Taraji P. Henson’s "Around the Way Girl" and the picture book "Early Sunday Morning." "One Blood" is her most recent book. Millner is also the editorial director of Denene Millner Books, an award-winning imprint that has published two Caldecott Honor books, a Newbery Honor Book, the Kirkus Prize for Children’s Literature and a Southern Book Award. A MacDowell Fellow, Millner has written essays for The New York Times, Glamour and NPR, which hosted her critically-acclaimed podcast, “Speakeasy with Denene.” Millner is a graduate of Hofstra University. She lives in Atlanta with her two daughters and their Goldendoodle, Franklin.

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Communities: African American

Scheduled events:
The Search for Hidden Truths
Denene Millner, Brendan Slocumb and Katherine Reay will explore the complexities of layered story-telling ... where secrets are unveiled one-by-one and history takes unexpected turns. See why readers have come to love the hidden chronicles that enrich these novels.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Denene Millner, Katherine Reay, Brendan Slocumb
Moderator: Natalia Gabrielsen
Journey to the Past: Bringing History to the Pages
Authors Elizabeth Crook, Laura McNeal, Denene Millner and Elizabeth Silver bring history onto the page ... with all the good, bad and ugly that comes along the way. Delve into the past and gain a glimmer of a different time with atmospheric and rich new stories.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Crook, Laura McNeal, Denene Millner, Elizabeth Silver
Moderator: Rae Goodnight

One Blood
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Tor Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9781250276193
Hardcover, 432 pages
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Join New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner as she explores the lives of three generations of women tied together by love, hope, dreams, ambition. More/less

Early Sunday Morning
Fiction / Literature
Simon and Schuster
May 2020
ISBN 9781534476530
Hardcover, 40 pages

In this heartwarming story of love and family, a community comes together to help a young girl find the courage to lift her mighty voice. More/less