Maryann Miller is an award-winning author of numerous books, screenplays, and stage plays. She started her professional career as a journalist, writing columns, feature stories, and short fiction for regional and national publications. As a Public Relations consultant, she designed and wrote brochures, annual reports, and marketing material for a large financial institution.
In association with Stephen Marro Productions in New York, Miller has done script editing and doctoring and has co-authored three screenplays; “Holding Point,” “Canned Goods,” and “It Doesn’t Take a Hero.” She was the script doctor for "Broadway's Finest", which released in 2012. Her original screenplays include an adaptation of her mystery novel, “Open Season,” “A Question Of Honor,” “Making It Home,” and “Eternal Affair.”
Having a long-time love affair with live theatre, Ms. Miller has been associated with high school drama departments as a production assistant and advisor for stage productions and student films. For fifteen years she was the Theatre Director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she worked with actors young and young at heart.
Now she writes primarily mysteries, including the critically-acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series that features two women homicide detectives. Think "Lethal Weapon" set in Dallas with female leads. The first two books in the series, Open Season and Stalking Season have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal. Stalking Season was chosen for the John E. Weaver Excellence in Reading award for Police Procedural Mysteries. Her mystery, Doubletake, was honored as the Best Mystery for 2015 by the Texas Association of Authors.
Among the other awards Miller 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. She was named The Trails Country Treasure in 2011 by the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, and Woman of the Year in 2014 by the Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Miller can be found at her Amazon Author Page her Website on Twitter and Facebook and Goodreads She is a contributor to The Blood-Red Pencil blog on writing and editing. .