Monica Koldyke Miller

Biography

Monica lives on an Indiana farm with her husband, two of her four children, a dog and two barn cats. When she's not writing or hauling grain, Monica enjoys canning food. Before writing her first book, she worked twenty-five years in the medical field of Optometry. During that time she wrote a human interest story in a medical newsletter and has had poetry published in Speer Presents. She also co-chairs a Writer's Group, Heartland Writer's Forum in Monroeville, Indiana. Although writing historical romances is her first love, her next book will be on spiritual experiences and revelations. Instead of creating stories, she will be sharing true stories that will uplift and edify her readers.

Monica extends to any group/club/library an Author Presentation titled: One Writers Journey/Lessons in Perseverance. Presentation includes a 5 minute speech on how she got into writing, who her early influences were and who mentored her along the way. She speak on the lessons and symbolism she put in her writing. She gives a two sentence description of her first novel, Threads of Betrayal and reads a shortened version of Chapter 19 which touches on escaping slaves along the Underground Railroad.

Monica also offers Writing Workshops and Publishing Workshops which are tailored toward beginning and intermediate writers, adults as well as high school students. "I want to help others avoid the same mistakes I made when I first began to write. It's my way of giving back for those who helped me along the way."

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember writing a story that had mystery as well as a 'boy meets girl' element to it. I believe I was around 14 years old. The one thing that stands out about it, was my main character's name was Amanda. Coincidentally, that was the name I chose when I wrote Threads of Betrayal.
What is your writing process?
I usually have a very basic idea of a storyline in mind. I decide on the ending first, always working toward that scenario. I also create an outline to keep my story moving forward. I describe my writing as writing in layers. Every day, I'll reread what I wrote from the day before, making changes as I go and then pushing forward into new territory. The next day, I'll repeat the process, and once I get to the point I stop making changes, I'll begin that process further down the story. Once my first draft is done, and I've written my complete story, I'll begin editing. It's not uncommon to do several drafts before I'm satisfied.
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Series

The Betrayal
In the beginning, (Threads of Betrayal) lumberman, Reagan Burnsfield tries saving the family business by marrying the beautiful debutante Amanda Bruester. Instead, his actions plunge him into the hidden world of the Underground Railroad, pitting him against rival suitors, secret lovers, bounty hunters and a false murder accusation. Soon after (Winds of Betrayal), he receives a cryptic letter, stirring old memories of a phantom lover. What begins as a quest for truth, twists into a high stakes game of cat and mouse between him, a scoundrel, and a man bent on revenge. Years later, (Sons of Betrayal) the competitive sons vie for the affections of a beautiful stranger who holds the keys to the ultimate Burnsfield betrayal.

Threads of Betrayal

Price: $2.99 USD.

Winds of Betrayal

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Winds of Betrayal
Series: The Betrayal, Second in the series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,120. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Reagan Burnsfield receives a cryptic letter stirring old memories of a phantom lover. What begins as a quest for truth, twists into a high stakes game of cat and mouse between him, a scoundrel and a man bent on revenge.
Threads of Betrayal
Series: The Betrayal, First in the series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,760. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
On the brink of Civil War, lumberman Reagan Burnsfield tries saving the family business by marrying the beautiful debutante Amanda Bruester. Instead, his actions plunge him into the hidden world of the Underground Railroad, pitting him against rival suitors, secret lovers, bounty hunters, and a false murder accusation.

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