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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“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

I Can’t Get No… Satisfaction!

Jim trudged up the worn carpet steps of Fern’s, the Ashland, Ohio, boarding house where he lived while attending seminary. The steps creaked as he shrugged off his coat and the icy one a.m. air that clung to it. Downstairs, housemate Tom McConahay, his partner in... read more

The Good-bye Girl

Good-bye Girl, was the name of the movie Jim and I watched on our first date—a moniker I could have worn myself. I’d strung the elastic string of a candy necklace with crushes, adding and subtracting infatuations on a weekly basis. My affections were sweet, shallow,... read more

An Incandescent Ribbon

I marched, oblivious, through my first date with Jim as though it were no big deal—gritting my Florida-grown teeth against the frigid February First Ohio night. My fists jammed into the pockets of my coat. I trudged the ribbon of shoveled cement, snow glittering at... 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