Victoria Christopher Murray

meet Victoria

“I always knew I would become an author, even as I was taking an unlikely path to that destination.”

A native of Queens, Victoria earned a B.A. in Communication Disorders from Hampton University and an MBA from New York University.  Victoria spent ten years in Corporate America before launching her entrepreneurial venture, a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. 

 

Dubbed a Christian Fiction writer because no one else was writing about religious topics, Victoria trailblazed the literary scene penning more than 30 novels, co-writing with other authors, and ghostwriting for top talent across the country.

 

Victoria lives in Washington, D.C. She is a jogger, doting grandmother, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

“People approach me like there is some pixie dust or magical formula.” Victoria says.  “There’s not. You just have to write."

“Like most authors, I’d thought about writing for years. My husband teased me one day, saying I would be an 80 year old woman, sitting on her porch in a rocking chair talking about how I wish I had written that novel. I could see it and I didn’t want that to be me. I didn’t want to have that regret. That was the moment my desire to write became stronger than my excuses not to, and I put pen to paper.”

Temptation by Victoria Christopher Murray

Victoria originally self-published her first novel, Temptation and in 2000, Time Warner published that novel. 

Temptation made numerous best sellers list and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months.

In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.

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 nine African American Literary Awards for best novel, best Christian fiction and Author of the Year — Female. After four nominations, Victoria finally won an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literary Work for her social commentary novel, Stand Your Ground.

Several of Victoria’s novels have been optioned to become movies, including The Deal, the Dance and the Devil and the Ex Files series.

Lifetime recently optioned her Seven Deadly Sins Series for television.

Phyllis Wheatly Award, Trailblazer in Fiction, 2006

Tabahani Book Club Author of the Decade, 2006

African American Literary Award Show (AALAS) Best Christian Fiction 2007

African American Literary Award Show Best Christian Fiction, 2008

African American Literary Award Show Author of the Year, 2008

African American Literary Award Show Best Young Adult 2009

African American Literary Award Show Best Christian Fiction, 2009

Romance Slam Glam, Best Inspirational Romance, 2010

African American Literary Award Show Best Christian Fiction, 2010

African American Literary Award Show Best Fiction, 2015

African American Literary Award Show Author of the Year, 2015

African American Literary Award Show  Best Christian Fiction, 2017

African American Literary Award Show  Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017

Author of the Year – Go On Girl Book club, 2017

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Osceola Award for Excellence in the Arts

NAACP Image Award Nomination, Outstanding Literary Work, 2001, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

NAACP Image Award Winner, Outstanding Literary Work, 2016

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