I’m searching for my place in this messy world-

craving, saying, and doing things I regret.

I fight for relationships, and sometimes I give up too soon.

I hold grudges. I harbor issues.

And, always, I’m trying to measure up.

Do you walk in my world?

Flawed People | Flawless God.


Author  Speaker  Blogger


“Ann is an amazingly talented writer. She grips you on the first page and won’t let you go EVEN AT THE END.”

Anne Baxter Campbell

Blogger and Author, Willows CA

 “Miller refuses to give simplistic answers or paint a picture of an ideal world. She delves into the struggles of twenty-somethings and their quest for meaning, companionship and spirituality. As usual, she pushes boundaries–but manages to do so with grace and honesty.”

Jeremy McClung

Pastor, Muskoka Community Church, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

“…so “right on” on so many levels as the characters give the reader a peek into their lives and the conflicts of life within a family. Grace, forgiveness and acceptance throughout the pages caused me to check myself, promising to make a change. Stories that counseled me…I am a better person today because of reading Ann Lee Miller.”

Albert Dyer

Technical specialist, electrical engineering department, particle physics division, Batavia IL

 “Ann Lee Miller develops multi-layered relationships between the characters with the painful honesty of complex human emotion and depravity, and her vivid descriptions engage me in a way not many people can.”

Sandi Greene

English professor and novelist, Phoenix AZ

Wisdom & Stories

Wrung From an Imperfect Life

My Dad, The Boat Builder

I’m moving this week and will re-post a couple of my favorite blogs today and next Friday . As soon as I find which box I packed my brain in, I’ll resume writing!   My brother, Boo Boo, materialized in a crib in the dining room in 1964 about the time... read more

Baptizing the Two Halves of Me

I sat on the edge of Mom’s bed, staring, not at her, but at the palm frond that had drooped and dried over a picture frame—left over from last Palm Sunday. I focused back on Mom’s brown eyes—that held half the hazel of my own—sucked in a breath for courage. “I want to... read more

Happy Jesus

I headed across the hall toward my R.A.’s room to thank her for the post-it note wishing me well on my media writing test. But when I leaned through her doorway, instead of Judy Rock’s perky smile, I came face to face with Jesus Christ. Or rather, an artist’s... read more

Chasing Happy

While early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, Chasing Happy–about a bisexual man making peace with himself and God–has upset more than one reader.

A well-respected literary agent said no publisher would touch the book. She, personally, was angered by novel’s perspective. One reader took offense to the sexual content, another to the handful of salty language. The editor of one of the New Smyrna Beach Series novels panned the book altogether.

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About Ann

I became a writer the year I discovered Sister Sheila had hair.  I was in fifth grade at St. Hugh’s Catholic School in Miami, knee deep in nouns and verbs, when Sister Sheila walked through the door in a new habit that showed two inches of mouse brown hair threaded with silver.

Thanks to Sister’s jump-start, I went on to earn a BA in Creative Writing from Ashland University in Ohio. With five novels and a messy stack of magazine, newspaper, and blog articles, I’m still infatuated with the written word.

My newest crush is embarrassingly myopic–blogging memoir every Friday. And sometimes it’s just plain embarrassing