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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Victoria Christopher Murray - The Ex Files - Out Now!
Coming June 19th.... The Ex Files visit my website to read the first chapter!
Today’s the day! The Ex Files in stores now.
First week sales are crucial to an author, so please help me pass the word. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think and thank you again for your never ending support!
Many blessings to you,
On tour this summer in the following cities: Toledo, OH, Los Angeles, CA, New Orleans, LA; Detroit, MI; Columbia, SC; Atlanta, GA; Indianapolis, IN: Tulsa, OK; Little Rock, AR; San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; Alexandria, VA; Baltimore, MD; Montgomery, AL; Dallas, TX; Jackson, MS; Oakland, CA.
Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking quite an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, New York, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton Institute in Virginia where she majored in Communication Disorders. After graduating from Hampton, Victoria attended New York University where she received her MBA.
Victoria spent ten years in Corporate America before she decided to test her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. However, Victoria never lost the dream to write and when the “bug” hit her again in 1997, she answered the call.
Victoria originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining and compelling as any of the books on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”
In 2000, Time Warner published Temptation. Temptation made numerous best sellers list across the nation and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.
Since Temptation, Victoria has written four other novels: JOY, Truth Be Told, Grown Folks Business, and A Sin and a Shame. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers; her last three each reaching #1. In addition, Victoria has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and in 2006, she was awarded the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being the pioneer in African American Christian Fiction.
Victoria’s sixth novel, The Ex Files, will be published in June, 2007. She is currently working on an Inspirational series for teens.
Victoria splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C. In Los Angeles, she attends Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church under the spiritual tutelage of Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford. She is also a member of the Long Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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