A journalist and author for twenty years, Maryann Miller has amassed credits for feature articles and short fiction in numerous national and regional publications. She has several non-fiction books in print, including the award winning, Coping With Weapons and Violence In Your School and on Your Streets.
Among the awards she has received for her writing are the Page Edwards Short Story Award, the New York Library Best Books for Teens Award, first place in the screenwriting competition at the Houston Writer's Conference, placing as a semi-finalist at Sundance, and placing as a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition. Most recently she was named a "Trails Country Treasure" by the Winnsboro Center for the Arts.
Miller is the Theatre Director at the art center, where she had the privilege of directing one of her original plays several years ago. She enjoys directing, especially working with young performers, and every summer holds a two-week Youth Drama Camp. When not directing, Miller likes to be onstage and has appeared in "Squabbles" as Mildred at the Main Street Theatre in Sulphur Springs, where she also appeared as Mama Wheelis in "Daddy's Dying, Whose Got the Will?" and Martha Brewster in "Arsenic and Old Lace."
When not writing or "playing" on stage, Miller enjoys her little ranch in East Texas where she lives with her husband.