Denene Millner

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Denene Millner (born October 21, 1968)[1] is an American author and journalist.

Early life[edit]

Millner grew up in Bay Shore, New York and graduated with a B.A. in communications from Hofstra University.[1]


Millner was a reporter for the Associated Press and a political and entertainment reporter for the New York Daily News. She was an editor at Honey and Parenting,[2] where she worked as an editor and, later, as a columnist.[3]


She has written 23 books of fiction and non-fiction, including co-authoring two #1 New York Times bestsellers, Straight Talk, No Chaser and Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man,[4] both with comedian Steve Harvey. Act Like a Lady was in the top ten on the New York Times hardcover advice list for 43 weeks in 2009; Straight Talk was in the top ten for more than 12 weeks in 2011. She co-wrote the memoir I Am Charlie Wilson with R&B performer Charlie Wilson, which was a New York Times bestseller.[5] in August 2015. In March 2011, Millner was chosen by Black Voices website as one of 40 Influential Black Female Writers.[6] Millner's other books include the young adult novel Miss You, Mina, written for Scholastic; the humor book, "The Angry Black Woman's Guide To Life", and the novel The Vow, both[7] written with Angela Burt-Murray and Mitzi Miller; and the three-book teen series Hotlanta written with Mitzi Miller. The novel The Vow was turned into a movie on the Lifetime network, called With This Ring, that premiered on Jan. 24, 2015.[8] She has written three novels and three books of non-fiction with her husband Nick Chiles,[9] including Love Don't Live Here Anymore and What Brothers Think, What Sistahs Know, both Essence bestsellers. In 2007, Millner wrote the novelization of the screenplay for Dreamgirls and in 2012 the novelization for Sparkle.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Millner is married to fellow journalist Nick Chiles.[1]


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