Vanessa Davis Griggs
Vanessa Davis Griggs is a 2-Time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
“God’s Cheerleader,” Vanessa Davis Griggs is an author and motivational speaker who adores the power of words both written and spoken. At the end of 1996, this former BellSouth employee left 18 years of service stepping out on faith and decided to pursue her purpose and passion—writing. Proving out Proverbs 18:16, A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men, she began her own company (Free To Soar) emphasizing the taking off of limits as she travels inspiring and encouraging others—both young and old—to take flight like an eagle and do the same.
Vanessa is the recipient of numerous recognitions including: 1st Quarter 2009, Practicing What You Preach named one of EDC’s “On the Shoulders of Giants” Faith Based Books Best Book Award; June 2007 recipient of the Arts and Letters Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Birmingham Alumnae Chapter, March 2006 recipient of The Greater Birmingham Millennium Section National Council of Negro Women Inspiration Award, 2004-2005 Jasper Outstanding Achievement Award. Wings of Grace received a Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award.
Vanessa pens a column May I Have a "Word" With You? that appears weekly in The Birmingham Times.
Vanessa resides in Irondale (home of the Whistle Stop Cafe and Fried Green Tomatoes), a community just outside of Birmingham, Alabama.
Learn more at Vanessa Davis Griggs’s official website