Victoria Christopher Murray

Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton University, where she majored in communication disorders. After graduating, Victoria attended New York University, where she received her MBA.

Since Temptation, her first novel and a nominee for the NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature, Victoria has written more than 20 adult novels, including Joy, Grown Folks Business, The Ex Files, and The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil. In 2012, Victoria joined ReShonda Tate Billingsley to write collaborations that pit Victoria’s Jasmine character against Rachel Adams, a first lady created by ReShonda.

Victoria has received numerous awards, including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being a pioneer in African American fiction. Since 2007, Victoria has won six African American Literary Awards for best novel, best Christian fiction, and Author of the Year (Female). Her 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination for Never Say Never was her third Image Award nomination.

With over one million books in print, Victoria is one of the country’s top African American contemporary authors. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. 

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Victoria Christopher Murray

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