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

Good News, Bad News, Weird

May 8, 2003, Gilbert AZ—I idled down Loma Vista in our minivan—unlike my usual Mrs.-Miller-gets-airborne-over-speed-bumps reputation from the neighbor kids. One block till home. Twelve-year-old Annie sat shotgun. The back end of the van was stuffed with our sleeping... read more

Surviving My Survivalist

Mom and Ralph, my stepfather of over 20 years, bustled into my Indianapolis house after a two-day car trip from Florida. “Where’s your father?” Mom strode through the kitchen. I pointed her toward the bedroom where Dad had camped out since his hernia surgery. Mom... read more

Food Wars

The food wars started innocently enough. Dad tagged along with Jim and I and our three-month-old firstborn for a cookout at Robin and Lanie Roberts’ farm house near Loudonville, Ohio. I glanced across the newly mown backyard at Dad. His hair still dark blond at... 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 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