Welcome! Author of the Series: Families Growing in Faith

“In the beginning was the word…”
– John 1:1

052a02c06c6325619ee66c1fe0841cb8I am thrilled you found your way to my author page. Please acquaint yourself with my website. As an inspirational writer, I pen encouraging stories (fiction and non fiction) for children and adults.

Several awards for Daddy, I Want to Know God: The 2021 Firebird Book Award in three categories: “Book Cover Design- Children Picture Books,” “Children’s, Inspirational/Motivational,” and “Children’s Religion;” as well as the 2021 Book Excellence Award, finalist in the “Children’s Religion” category!  Previous awards; 2019 Christian Indie Awards in the “Children’s (4-8 Years)” category and the  2018 American Fiction Awards, “Children’s Religious” category.

Awards for Mama, I Want to See God: 2017 Bookvana Award in the “Children’s Religious”  and the 2016 Best Book Awards, “Children’s Religious category. 

Vision: To glorify and honor God through my writing.

Mission: To use my writing as a tool for Christian ministry that expands beyond the walls of the church and communicates an inspirational message that serve as a bridge for children and adults.


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Thank you for visiting my website and please come again!

Vanessa Fortenberry


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