Minnie Estelle Miller
Marvelously Mature Author, Essayist, political and news junkie
I am a native Chicagoan, born at Cook County Hospital -- we won't talk about the year. I have been writing for fourteen years. I attended Roosevelt University in Chicago where a very-English teacher encouraged me to explore my writing muse.
My last full time job was with the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco as special assistant to his press secretary. While there, I co-authored The San Francisco Mayor's Summit for Women, Summit Report 1998. I retired in 1999, left San Francisco, landed in Atlanta, Georgia and worked in the City Council's Communications office as a freelancer. Heeding a whisper from my subconscious, I returned home but still couldn't sit still. To my amazement, NBC5 Chicago WMAQ TV hired me part-time in the newsroom. I loved that job, but it was time to retire, again.
My literary career grew strong wings in March 2003 when I published a book of short stories titled “Catharsis.” I retired again in May 2004, devoted my time to writing “The Seduction of Mr. Bradley” and “Blue Lady Rising.” The Lady is still rising, however. My short story, “Reconstructing Emily,” is included in an anthology titled “Ménage à 20” with 20 other authors. I love sending email to politicians and writing essays. Writing is my life.
I suffered from wanderlust for years. Curiosity pulled me to London, Paris, Jamaica, and many U.S. cities. Traveling will always be in my blood.
Thank you much for visiting my web site.