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Cedarville alumna and best-selling author Donna VanLiere

Sister-to-Sister Event to Feature Best-Selling Author Donna VanLiere

by Karina Brady, Student Public Relations Writer

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Donna VanLiere will speak at “Sister to Sister,” a women’s event at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church on Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 online or $35 at the door.

“Sister to Sister” is a one-night fellowship event where women can enjoy a sit-down dinner, worship, prayer and a message from VanLiere, a 1989 alumna of Cedarville University. Door prizes and merchandise will also be available. Registration details can be found at

Attendees are encouraged to bring donations to support Freedom a la Carte, a local organization that supports victims of human sex trafficking. A list of items can be found on the event website.

VanLiere, from Franklin, Tennessee, is well known for her novels “The Christmas Shoes” and “The Christmas Blessing,” which have been adapted into movies. She has authored 12 other books, including “A Christmas Star,” her most recent publication.

VanLiere is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award and two Audie Awards for best inspirational fiction. She was nominated for Gold Medallion Book of the Year and inducted into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Hall of Excellence in 2009. VanLiere also serves on the board of directors for National House of Hope, a not-for-profit residency organization for troubled teenagers.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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