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.
Communities: African American