Award Winning Author

Maryann Miller is an award-winning author of numerous books, screenplays, and stage plays. She started her professional career as a journalist, writing columns, feature stories, and short fiction for regional and national publications. Now she writes primarily mysteries, including the critically-acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series that features two women homicide detectives. Think "Lethal Weapon" set in Dallas with female leads. The first two books in the series, Open Season and Stalking Season have received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal. Stalking Season was chosen for the John E. Weaver Excellence in Reading award for Police Procedural Mysteries. Her mystery, Doubletake, was honored as the Best Mystery for 2015 by the Texas Association of Authors.

Among the other awards Miller has received for her writing are the Page Edwards Short Story Award, the New York Library Best Books for Teens Award, first place in the screenwriting competition at the Houston Writer's Conference, placing as a semi-finalist at Sundance, and placing as a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition. She was named The Trails Country Treasure in 2011 by the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, and Woman of the Year in 2014 by the Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce.


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A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck
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From award-winning author, Maryann Miller, comes a new book that takes a humorous, and often irreverent, look at parenting with stories drawn from her own life as a wife and a mother. Many of these stories were first told in the weekly column Miller wrote for a Dallas suburban newspaper when she was known as the Erma Bombeck of Plano. An honor Miller was happy to hold for a number of years. What on earth do a dead tomato plant and a paycheck have in common? In this book, Miller answers that...

Boxes For Beds
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In this historical mystery, set in Arkansas in 1961 when the mob still ruled Hot Springs, babies are being kidnapped, and the local sheriff has to put this case to bed before the bosses come down from Chicago. They don't need the heat, and they have the leverage with the sheriff to make him do whatever they want. It seems like a good move to arrest Leslie Richards, the new woman in town, even though there is only thin circumstantial evidence against her. Better for it to be a stranger taking...

Doubletake
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Death sneaks in the back door of the peaceful town of Twin Lakes, Texas and nothing is ever the same again. Homicide detective, Barbara Hobkins, is thrust headlong into the investigation. A product of the "new direction" in law enforcement, her strength comes from a degree is psychology and an intuition that has served her well. But will that be enough when up against a sadistic killer? Her partner, Keith Reeves, wants nothing more than to solve this case so he can have one normal night at...

One Small Victory
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Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son is killed in an automobile accident, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be working undercover as a member of a drug task force. She is, after all, just a mom. But don’t discount what a mom can do when the safety of her children is at stake. ADVANCE PRAISE "With heart and soul and plenty of suspense, One Small Victory careens toward an outcome that could end in disaster— but...

Play It Again, Sam
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Life as she knows it ceases to exist for Samantha Rutgers when her husband of twenty-plus years decides he no longer loves her. The challenges are myriad. Can she build a life without him? Will her daughter always blame her? Can she ever trust a man again? And what is she going to do about sex?  “PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM turns the standard "The End” of a marriage into the "Once upon a time" of a genuine grown-up love story. A life- and love-affirming look into the real life events of divorce,...

Stalking Season
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Stalking Season is a police procedural in the vein of the acclaimed 87th Precinct Series by Ed McBain, (Evan Hunter) and has been called "Lethal Weapon" with female leads set in Dallas.In this second book of The Seasons Series, Homicide Detective Sarah Kinsgly and her partner, Angel Johnson are pitted against another uncanny killer while still struggling to feel like real partners. Neither wanted the pairing in the first place, and it isn't getting any better. A young girl is killed in a cheap...