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Maryann Miller
Attended St. Clements High School, Macomb County Community College, Collin County Community College, University of Houston, Trinity University, University of Texas at Dallas
Lives in Texas
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Do love the fun from LD Masterson.
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Meet Scott Roach, YA fantasy author.
Please welcome S. Cameron Roach - Scott - as today's Wednesday's guest. As I said on Sunday, I met Scott at the art festival in Killeen, Texas a couple of months ago. We were table buddies, meaning our book tables were next t...
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Sometimes we have to take stock of our lives and make changes. How willing are you?
Blog post at The Light Stealers Song : On a scale of 1 - 10, how goal oriented are you? I'm a 15.  To say I'm goal oriented is a gross understatement.  I am a goal driven[..]
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We don't like to think about what happens to our work after we die, but we really should. And we should be making arrangements now. Thanks to +Diana Hurwitz for the great tutorial on getting this all done.
Contemplating my mortality and being obsessively organized, I have given considerable thought to what happens when I die. Having dealt with our parents’ deaths has reinforced the need to think about the logistics of dismantli...
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Meet S. Cameron Roach, Scott to his friends.
Please welcome S. Cameron Roach - Scott - as today's Wednesday's guest. As I said on Sunday, I met Scott at the art festival in Killeen, Texas a couple of months ago. We were table buddies, meaning our book tables were next t...
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Some great tips from +Kristen Lamb shared by +Heidi M. Thomas 
I follow the “social media maven” Kristen Lamb’s blog. She is a zany, savvy writer and social media marketer. Here are excerpts from a recent blog post “Five Warning Signs Your Story Needs Revision.” I ditto her remark, “To m...
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A bit of a rant, then some advice from Kristen Lamb, and the last day of my free offering of Doubletake, my police procedural mystery.
Those of you who have been following my blog for some time know that I am against the TransCanada XL Pipeline that is scheduled to open soon. Many of us in Texas fought to keep the pipeline from coming through, but alas, the ...
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Good advice for writers and an introduction to a wonderful book.
Michelle Griep here introducing y’all to debut novelist EMILY WIERENGA. Grab a mug o’ joe, prop up your feet, and sit back for a fun interview. . . A PROMISE IN PIECES is your debut novel. What sparked the story? My Gra...
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writing, editing, acting, directing
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  • Rosen Publishing Group, Five Star Cengage/Gale, Uncials Press, Plano Magazine, Stephen Marro Producttions
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Michigan - Nebraska
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Author * Freelance Editor * Sometimes Actress * Always a Book Lover
Introduction

Hello, so glad you stopped by for a visit. I have been writing all my life and plan to die at my computer, hopefully after finishing a book, not in the middle of one.

When I am not busy writing, or blogging, which is really writing if you think about it, I love to be on stage. I have been the theatre director at our local art center for a number of years and always enjoyed directing plays, never thinking I would ever be in one. A friend dared me to try it, and I was bitten by the acting bug in a big way.

I've written in a number of genres, but am focusing more on mysteries of late. I have the Seasons Series that features two women homicide detectives in Dallas. Think "Lethal Weapon" with female leads. Open Season is the first book in the series, followed by Stalking Season. While I focus on longer works, I do write a short story when my muse gifts me with one. To see a full listing of all my titles, visit my author page at Amazon.  

It has been my honor to win a few awards for my work, including the Page Edwards Short Fiction Award for a short story that was inspired by the fleeting glimpse of an old man sitting under a tree as I drove by on a country highway. It is always such a joy to be gifted with a story that way.

I live in the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas with one horse, one goat, one sheep, one dog and four cats. The cats rule.

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I am now living my childhood dream of being a farmer. Or trying to be. (smile)
Education
  • St. Clements High School, Macomb County Community College, Collin County Community College, University of Houston, Trinity University, University of Texas at Dallas
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Author Interview - S. Cameron Roach
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Maryann Miller's - It's Not All Gravy
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A Bit of Humor - Guest Post from Author Maryann Miller
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Thanks so much to the folks here at Free Book Dude for the opportunity to share a guest blog. Since we are in the midst of what I always cal

Write More; Fret Less
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Book Review - The Scrolls of Udanadar by S. Cameron Roach
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On Reading Your One-Star Reviews...and Eating Rat Poison
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Characters - Peel Away Those Layers
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To me, a book is ALL about the characters. Strong characters can shore up a weak plot, but weak characters won't help even the strongest sto

A Caper about a Caper
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As I struggle through the third book in my Diana Racine Psychic Suspense series, I thought about the finished book waiting in the wings that

LD Masterson: Happy Hump Day - I've Been Blitzed!!!
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Christian Bale - An Inside Story
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Monday Morning Musings
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A recent headline in the op/ed section of The Dallas Morning News caught my eye: Does porn harm kids? (By the way, I really don't like the n

Book Review - Matriarch: A Journey Through Tradition by Suzann M. Brucato
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MATRIARCH ~ A JOURNEY THROUGH TRADITION Suzann M. Brucato ISBN: 978-0-615-47832-6 This lovely photo journal is a wonderful tribute to the fa

Opening Hooks
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Grabbing the reader’s attention in the first few lines of a book is essential. Below are two examples of openers from my writing manual. Whi

Friday's Odds and Ends
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