Paulette Miller

Biography

I live in central Illinois with my husband and many pets. With my 120 pound dog, George, squishing my feet, I'm combining my love of drawing with my newest love...to write.

My newest addiction came late in my life when I desperately needed a distraction from the realities of the world around me. And, as an insomniac, it keeps me company on many a long, dark night.

I found a new and unexpected part of myself while writing romance stories about strong characters facing the many hurdles along the path to true happiness. Through storytelling, I lose myself in make-believe worlds full of magic where nothing is impossible. With magical twists and turns, these tales show the unmatched power that can be achieved when you allow your heart to embrace the simple joys of friendship, family, and love.

Come join me on my writing journey and enjoy a little mind candy. Through the power of words, may you laugh, cry, and fan yourself on occasion..with the latter activity being my favorite.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started to write later in life after my mother passed away from cancer. I was an avid gardener, but that was something we did together. After she was gone, I just couldn't do it any more so I struggled finding something to occupy my mind. I tried reading, but I got tired of stories about weak female characters. After throwing my hundredth book across the room, my son teased me and said that I should write my own stories. To my shock, I did and I found it to be a wonderful escape. I NEVER planned on publishing anything until my best friend convinced me to give it a try. The first personal note I got from someone that read my book made me cry like a baby. I decided at that point if my stories could help others escape for a few minutes from whatever is troubling them, it was all worth while. I haven't stopped writing since that day.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was forced to do creative writing in grade school and hated it. I was painfully shy back then and was petrified by the idea of anyone reading something I wrote - - even the teacher. I didn't start enjoying creative writing until my forties. I guess I needed life to teach me how. The first real creative writing story I've written and shared with anyone is the Blue Fire series... all 750,000+ words. It started out as a short story and just kept growing and growing. Blue Fire ended up as a 5 book series that includes over 175 illustrations. The next book was Knight Shift and it has over 208,000 words. I am now working on Mistyx which is a story that I'm splitting into 2 books, each just shy of 300 pages. I can't write a short story if my life depended on it.
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