Wisdom & stories wrung from an imperfect life

The Happiest Graduation

Saturday, June 3, 2017, was one of the happiest days of my life. I graduated from Wilkes University with a master’s of arts in creative writing. A dream come true. Most of my kids were able to attend the ceremony and one of them shaved off his beard for my graduation...

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Pot, God, and Going Home

David Lossing stood in a circle of light at Disney World Fort Wilderness Campground. He jutted his chin toward the furthest tent in our M.A.S.H.-like village stuffed with more than fifty members of New Smyrna Beach High School’s Spanish Club. “I’m headed to the party...

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Speed, the SATs and Being Smart Enough

I sat in the back seat of the Knox family station wagon. James and Marlin Athearn rifled basketball scores and trivia at each other up front. My brain had glazed over fifteen miles ago. We cruised south on I-4 toward Orlando through an aisle of orange groves dotted...

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About Ann

About Ann

Ann Lee Miller holds a BA and MA in creative writing. She teaches writing in Phoenix, but left her heart in Florida.Over 100,000 copies of her five novels have been downloaded from Amazon. She is hard at work on a memoir about growing up on a sailboat. When she’s not embroiled in a crisis–real or imagined–you’ll find her hiking in the Arizona mountains with her husband or meddling in her kids’ lives.

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