Laura Miller

Biography

LAURA MILLER is the national bestselling author of the novels, Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, For All You Have Left and By Way of Accident. She grew up in eastern Missouri and spent some time as a newspaper reporter prior to writing fiction. Miller currently lives in Kansas City, Mo. Visit her and learn more about her books online at LauraMillerBooks.com.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I think I started writing the moment I started reading. They say to find out who first inspired a writer to write, you have to ask who first inspired him or her to read! And I believe that's true. My mom created a small library for my two sisters and me when we were young. And my grade school teachers only helped to fuel my love for reading. My two favorite authors growing up were L.M. Montgomery, who created Anne of Green Gables and Shel Silverstein, who wrote the poems I fell in love with in Where the Sidewalk Ends. My mom introduced me to L.M. Montgomery. My second grade teacher first got me hooked on Silverstein. And I believe it was that same second grade teacher who also published my first book in construction paper and staples! So, reading and writing have always been a part of my life, thanks to some very special people.

But it hasn't always been fiction for me. At a young age, I decided I wanted to be the next Katie Couric--but the writing equivalent--and work for the New York Times. I went to school and got my degree in newsprint journalism and worked as a government and business reporter for several years before I had a change of heart. And after writing my first novel, Butterfly Weeds, I rediscovered my love for fairy tales. And I never looked back!
What's the story behind your latest book?
For All You Have Left is a story near and dear to my heart. It's a story about a girl finding her first love only to have life throw her a curve ball. And suddenly, she is forced to start over. But beginning again doesn't come easy. The dreams she'll never see and the nightmares she wishes she couldn't see still haunt her. And she wonders if she has enough love left for the man who's forcing her to take a second look at life. And ultimately, she hopes the secret she's hiding from him won't crush them both.

For All You Have Left is now available! I hope you have a chance to pick up a copy and read more about Logan and Jorgen's story!
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Videos

Butterfly Weeds Trailer
Julia Lang expected a nice night away from the office—free of thoughts about the case, her failed engagement, her past. But she should have known better. Her past haunted her every chance it got these days, and tonight, it came in the form of lyrics she never expected to hear again—not after a decade, not in the arms of another man and definitely not in the form of a confession.

My Butterfly Trailer
A firefighter by day and a musician by night, Will balances his dangerous career with his weekend gigs, but his mind is never far from Julia Lang. They said their goodbyes years ago, but Will now hopes a song from their past will help Julia stop and remember a life they once shared together. His only fear is that he's waited too long to get his song to her ears.

For All You Have Left Trailer
Logan Cross married her high school sweetheart when she was eighteen. But life had different plans for Logan, and now, at twenty-two, she is in the midst of starting over when Jorgen Ryker moves in next door. Jorgen suspects that Logan might be hiding a few secrets, but neither he nor Logan is ready when she reveals her biggest secret from her past—a secret that neither of them realizes they share.

By Way of Accident Trailer
They say in every guy’s life there’s a girl he’ll never forget and a summer where it all began. Well, for me, 1999 is that summer, and Brooke Sommerfield is that girl. But that was nearly nine years ago. And what they don’t tell ya is that you’ll blink, and both the summer and the girl will be gone.

Books

By Way of Accident
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,810. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They say in every guy’s life there’s a girl he’ll never forget and a summer where it all began. Well, for me, 1999 is that summer, and Brooke Sommerfield is that girl. But that was nearly nine years ago. And what they don’t tell ya is that you’ll blink, and both the summer and the girl will be gone.
For All You Have Left
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Logan Cross married her high school sweetheart when she was eighteen. But life had different plans for Logan, and now at twenty-two, she is in the midst of starting over when Jorgen Ryker moves in next door. Jorgen suspects that Logan might be hiding a few secrets, but neither he nor Logan is ready when she reveals her biggest secret from her past—a secret that neither of them realizes they share.
My Butterfly
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Will Stephens doesn't chase dreams outside of his small, Missouri town. He's perfectly happy with his high school sweetheart in his arms, his guitar and his quiet, summer nights. But life for Will is about to change. He's about to find out what it's like to chase a dream--one that he has loved since he first laid eyes on her.
Butterfly Weeds
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,710. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Julia Lang expected a nice night away from the office—free of thoughts about the case, her failed engagement, her past. But she should have known better. Her past haunted her every chance it got these days. Now, Julia must discover for herself if an old song—and more importantly, the man behind it—is enough to leave her new life for her small-town, Missouri roots and a second chance at love.

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