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.

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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

The Story Behind the Story

Chasing Happy, set in two towns I’ve called home—Gilbert, Arizona, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida—took three years to write. The story springs from a deep well of emotion that early readers say they sense in Ash’s tale. A young man in my life struggled with same sex... read more

I.Q.ed Enough for College?

I glanced at the board four feet from my desk in Intro to College Math. I chose this seat five days ago on my first day of college so I’d have to pay attention. The left side of my brain liked to loll around and do nothing. I couldn’t afford to indulge its sloth if I... read more

Time to Woman-Up!

People who don’t know me will think I’m one of those crazies who love to catapult into controversy—the LGBT fray in this case—when my new novel, Chasing Happy launches September 1. They would be wrong. I like to be liked, more than just about anything—short of caramel... read more

Chasing Happy

 TOPIC TOUCHES TEMPERS
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 four novels and a messy stack of magazine, newspaper, and blog articles, I’m still infatuated with the written word. A fifth novel, Chasing Happy, is due out in 2015.

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