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Maryann Miller

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Maryann Miller writes the critically acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series that debuted with Open Season, and continued with Stalking Season. Her latest release, Doubletake, a stand-alone mystery was chosen as the 2015 Best Mystery by the Texas Association of Authors.

Miller has received the Page Edwards Short Story Award, placed first in the screenwriting competition at the Houston Writer's Conference, was a semi-finalist at Sundance and in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition. She is the theatre director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she directs adult and youth productions and coordinates the annual Kidzz On Stage Drama Camp.

Miller also likes to be onstage and has appeared in numerous productions. Her most recent role was
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Maryann Miller First I apologize for the delay in answering questions. Have had some health issues keeping me offline for quite a while. Things are improving, so I…moreFirst I apologize for the delay in answering questions. Have had some health issues keeping me offline for quite a while. Things are improving, so I hope to be more social, as I do like interacting with readers and other writers. We are all readers, too, right? :-)

I don't have writer's block very often as I learned early in my journalism career that I had to meet deadlines, which meant I had to write every day whether my muse was talking to me or not. That experience taught me to just sit down and write, even though the first few pages might be horrid. After a while, better pages start happening. I think that process is a bit like priming the pump on an outside well, if any of you know what that is like. You have to push on the handle a few times, or many times, to get a good flow of water.(less)
Maryann Miller There are several really good things about being a writer. First is the excitement and thrill that comes with the creative process. When the writing…moreThere are several really good things about being a writer. First is the excitement and thrill that comes with the creative process. When the writing is really going well, it creates an incredible high - or maybe it's the wine. I don't know.

Seriously, it is the writing. I can't drink wine and work. Wine makes me too sleepy.

The other best thing about being a writer is connecting to readers through the stories and the people in the stories. As a reader, I often find characters in the stories I read becoming like good friends that I am eager to meet again. And as a writer, I find that the characters I create start living in my head and in my house.(less)
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message 13: by Maryann

Maryann Katy wrote: "Thanks for the friend request and comment on my blog. Nice to meet you!"
I enjoyed your blog, and thought it would be good to connect.


message 12: by Katy

Katy Thanks for the friend request and comment on my blog. Nice to meet you!


message 11: by Maryann

Maryann Maureen wrote: "Hi Maryann! Thank you for adding this fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescriptio..."

You're welcome, Maureen. I will look for your books to add to my list. All best,Maryann


message 10: by Maureen

Maureen Mullis Hi Maryann! Thank you for adding this fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


Maryann Beth wrote: "Hi Maryann,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow mystery author (and Five Star alum)!"


You're welcome, Beth. Five Star has been a beginning place for a lot of us.


message 8: by Beth

Beth Hi Maryann,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow mystery author (and Five Star alum)!


Maryann Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Maryann, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador"


I'm very familiar with Harlequin. Some of my good friends, Laura Castoro, Fayrene Preston, and others have all bee published with Harlequin at some point. You do have some good books out there. (smile)


Harlequin Books Hello Maryann, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


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Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,
Leon


Maryann Leon wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon"


You're welcome, Leon. What kind of books do you like to read?


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Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon


Maryann Donna wrote: "Thank you for the invite, Maryann. I don't use Goodreads as effectively as I should--can't always seem to get current reads to load, etc. But I occasionally get a review out. Am currently readin..."

Donna, I don't come to Goodreads that often, either. I should as it is a great place for readers and writers. Just have so much to do.... LOL


message 1: by Donna

Donna Crow Thank you for the invite, Maryann. I don't use Goodreads as effectively as I should--can't always seem to get current reads to load, etc. But I occasionally get a review out. Am currently reading a new author Gwyneth Bledsoe. May put up a review if I like the outcome.


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