Ms. Milner grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Dann C Byck Elementary School and Thomas Jefferson Middle. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Ms. Milner attended Purdue and Columbia University. She is a former educator, counselor and has worked several years in banking. She relocated back to Louisville in September of 2009 from Charlotte NC. She is currently working on her first non-fiction work “The Rejuvenation of the Church”: Meeting the Needs of our Youth through Christian Ministry and her fourth book of the series “Hidden Truths”: Children of Plains Estates.
Ms. Milner had this to say about being at Heine’s Brothers Coffee. I have been living in Charlotte, NC for the last 15 years. This will give me the opportunity to share my books with my friends and acquaintances in the state that I began writing my first book. I am looking forward to meeting fellow book lovers.
Ms. Milner is a juvenile fiction writer. Her series is about the victories and struggles of adolescents. Her writing confronts issues that are timely and realistic. Her plots encompass issues such as pedophilia, racism, alcoholism, drugs, domestic violence, bullying, classism and drugs.
Her characters are as diverse as her subjects. They include African Americans, Caucasians, Cubans, Mexicans, Individuals of Jewish, Jehovah Witness and Christian faith. Ms. Milner also incorporates storylines that include children living with AIDS, Sickle Cell Anemia and Downs Syndrome.
Ms. Milner is frequently asked how she manages to write about so many different characters and still make it work.
Her answer is simple. I write from my spirit. Every child should be able to open a book and find a character like him or herself. It is necessary that our books be diverse in character and representative of the world in which we live.
For more information please visit her website: www.claudettemilner.com
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