Julie Miliner studied Creative Writing at the City University of New York and is the author of Daddy Do Right (Fiction, 2012), The Sharecropper's Daughter (2010) and Tina's Baptism, which was first published as a short story by Catalyst Magazine in 1993. She is currently working on her third novel, The Yew Tree.
The Sharecropper's Daughter tells the story of Frank Lee, a girl born to a black mother and a white father in 1930s South Carolina. Frank Lee grows up between the precarious backdrop of being black but looking white amid a racist and ambiguous backdrop. She is forced to find a balance between a mother who finds it difficult to embrace her and a father she will never know.