Heidi Miller: A Writer of Many Genres and Many Adventures
Heidi Miller is a versatile and prolific writer who has published books, articles, and stories in various genres, including science fiction, romance, thriller, and travel. She is also an editor, a teacher, and a globetrotter who uses her experiences and research as inspiration for her stories.
One of her most notable works is the Ambasadora series, which she calls “anthropological science fiction” because of the detailed and distinctive cultures she created for this far-future world. The series follows the adventures of Sara Mendoza, a woman who rebels against the rigid social system that controls her life and destiny. The first book in the series, Marked by Light, won the 2012 Prism Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Miller is also a co-editor of Many Genres, One Craft, a multi-award winning writing guide based on the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program, where she teaches creative writing. She has also written travel articles and guides with her husband and writing partner, Jason Jack Miller.
Miller has a diverse background that includes degrees in Geography, Travel & Tourism, Anthropology, and Writing. She has worked as an archaeologist, a foreign currency exchanger, a foreign language teacher, and an educational marketing director. She has traveled to many countries and continents, and she uses her knowledge and curiosity to enrich her stories.
Miller is a member of various professional organizations, such as International Thriller Writers (ITW), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), Pennwriters, Littsburgh, PARSEC, and Broad Universe. She is represented by Cherry Weiner of the Cherry Weiner Literary Agency.
Miller is currently working on new speculative series with her husband, as well as editing a charity anthology for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their two cats.
Miller’s passion for writing started at an early age, when she wrote her first story, The Copper Kitty Mystery, in second grade. She also listed “romance novelist” as one of her high school ambitions. She pursued her interest in writing throughout her education, and eventually enrolled in the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program, where she wrote her thesis novel, Ambasadora.
Miller’s writing style is fast-paced, exotic, and adventurous. She draws from her extensive travels and research to create vivid and immersive settings and characters. She also explores themes such as identity, freedom, love, and history in her stories. She writes for both adult and young adult audiences, and she enjoys crossing genres and boundaries in her work.