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Monday, December 4, 2023

Untold History of a Black American Queen Revealed in Author’s Novel Based on True Historical Events

Vanessa Miller, author of The American Queen

Nationwide — Based on true historical events, award-winning author Vanessa Miller’s latest novel — The American Queen — unveils the hidden history and inspiring story of Louella, a resilient Black woman who becomes the only known queen of a kingdom built on American soil.

This breathtaking novel — set between 1865 and 1886 — weaves together themes of love, hate, hope, trust, and resilience in the face of great turmoil. With every turn of the page, readers are transported to a pivotal period in American history, where ordinary people rose to become extraordinary heroes.

An emotional journey, The American Queen reveals the remarkable and unsung history of individuals who dared to dream of a better life and built a refuge for themselves and others as they fought tirelessly for the freedom and dignity of all.

The American Queen publishes January 30, 2024 (HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson, softcover, $18.99; also available in audio and e-book). It’s available for pre-order here.

Praise for The American Queen:

“The American Queen brings to light another hidden triumph in Black American history. Queen Louella is frankly a woman that everyone should know. Filled with bravery and cultural beauty, this marvel of a novel transported me while educating me on the sheer determination of an emancipated community to not only survive but to also thrive.” — Sadeqa Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of The House of Eve and Yellow Wife

“The American Queen is beautifully told, a story rife with struggle, intrigue, and the indomitable spirit of a woman strong enough to carry the weight of a community, bold enough to dream the impossible, and determined enough to fashion dreams into reality. Louella Montgomery is a woman for the ages. I loved traveling alongside her and meeting the people of The Happy Land.” — Lisa Wingate #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends


About the Author:
Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, with several books appearing on Essence Magazine’s Bestseller’s List. She has also been a Black Expressions Book Club Alternate pick and #1 on BCNN/BCBC Bestsellers’ List. Visit her official website at VanessaMiller.com

Also, be sure to follow her on Instagram @AuthorVanessaMiller; on Facebook @VanessaMillerPierce; and on Twitter @VanessaMiller01.

About the Publisher:
Thomas Nelson, headquartered in Nashville, TN, is a world-leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational products for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum, and digital content, with the distribution of its products in more than 100 countries.

For press inquiries, contact Margaret Kercher, Publicity Director, Fiction 615-902-1182