Maryann Miller is an award-winning author of numerous books, screenplays and stage plays. Before turning primarily to fiction, 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 in Dallas. Think "Lethal Weapon" set in Dallas with female leads. The first two books in the series, Open Season and Stalking Season have received wonderful reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.
Miller lives in the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas on a little plot of land affectionately called Grandma’s Ranch. She is the Theatre Director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she enjoys playing on stage, as well as directing, especially working with young performers in the annual Summer Drama Camp.
Among the 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 2015 by the Winnsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Her mystery, Doubletake, was honored as the Best Mystery for 2015 by the Texas Association of Authors..