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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 and Desperate Season. She's at work on the fourth book in the series, Brutal Season.

See all of her titles at her Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Maryann-Miller...

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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.

For fifteen years she was the theatre director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she directed adult and youth productions and coordinated
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Maryann Miller This summer I've read a number of books. A Bend In the River by Libby Fischer Hellmann and Thao Tran. The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Lusse. H…moreThis summer I've read a number of books. A Bend In the River by Libby Fischer Hellmann and Thao Tran. The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Lusse. Hawthorn Woods by Patrick Canning. The Gulag P-Pa Diaries by Preston Lewis. Landing in My Present by Mary Walker Clark, and many more. I enjoyed them all and recommend them to other readers. (less)
Maryann Miller Interesting question, and thanks for asking.

There is a mystery in my family that I actually touch on in my novel, Evelyn Evolving: A Story of Real Lif…more
Interesting question, and thanks for asking.

There is a mystery in my family that I actually touch on in my novel, Evelyn Evolving: A Story of Real Life. That book is based on my mother's life, and when she was just a baby her father disappeared. Nobody knew why he left my grandmother or where he went.

Many years later when I was already grown with a family of my own and had started writing, he contacted my mother and her sister, but he was using a different name than the one on my mother's birth certificate. He never would say why he changed his name, or where he'd been all those years. The writer in me was quite curious, so I asked him once if he'd fill in a few details of the past. I explained that I hoped to write a book about my mother's life at some point, and I could make it easy for him by sending a few questions for him to answer. He got quite angry and told me it was none of my business.

Okay, then, but he was right. He didn't have to tell me anything.

So I speculated. Maybe maybe he'd been connected to the mob and was in witness protection. That kernel of an idea stuck with me for years afterward, and since we never knew the real story, I went with that reason when writing my mother's book.

It was great fun making up his story, and maybe my fictionalized version was more interesting than the truth. (less)
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My First Official Goodreads Blogpost

Since I'm not a tech person at all, I didn't know that content from the blog from my website was not automatically coming over here. I'm starting to find my way around the technical parts of Goodreads and finally figured out that I need to add the material manually.

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“A tic in Angel’s cheek testified to the cost of her restraint, and Sarah fought an impulse to just let the eruption happen. But caution held her back. Maybe another time. Another place. Away from here.”
Maryann Miller, Open Season

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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


message 5: by Leon

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?


message 3: by Leon

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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