Interview with Marla Miller

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the south side of Chicago where the personal was the political. Catholics were Democrats, Protestants Republicans and everyone else was suspect. I formed my first opinion & wrote my 1st op-ed -that was published in the Chicago SunTimes- at age eleven. I was pissed off that neighbors complained our firefighters took time to rescue a kitten from our tree. I wrote an Op-Ed in a fury & mailed it. The Times published it in 'SOUND-OFF' and to this day, I love firefighters.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Midlife madness that infects some women once they reach that certain age
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It hasn't-yet.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ray Carver
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I grow medicinal MJ & it takes much time.
What do you read for pleasure?
Biographies
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
When I discover them, you'll be the first to know.
Describe your desk
gorgeous with a spectacular view of the Pacific
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Age
Published 2014-07-07.
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