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Judy M. Miller
Editor Editor StarBurst "StarBurst" Reviewer

Judy M. Miller Just over a decade ago I took my husband's advice and began my writing career. It was in my first writing classes that I came across Story Circle Network. I was drawn to the idea of women nurturing women in their quest to write and share their stories. I joined SCN soon after and volunteered to become one of the SCBR editors.

Since I'm a parent educator and coach focusing on adoption my writing niche is adoptive parenting, special needs, and tweens and teens. To date I've had hundreds of articles and essays published in parenting, adoption magazines, and anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & Premonitions, A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families: Stories That Celebrate a Special Gift of Love, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom, and Pieces of Me: Who Do I Want to Be?

My expertise is frequently quoted in publications like, Parenting, and The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption. I'm a contributor for Parenting Squad and also make guest appearances on radio programs that cover adoption topics and issues. I present and facilitate workshops at conferences, like North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and American Adoption Conference (AAC). I presented at Stories from the Heart V and VI, and VI.

I co-produce and direct Listen To Your Mother Indianapolis, an annual story-telling event that is part of a national movement to give motherhood the microphone.

I am the author of the internationally known parent guide, What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween, and a workbook for adopted adults, Writing to Heal Adoption Grief: Moving Forward & Making Connections. I also created and teach the popular class, Parenting Tweens, Tweens & Beyond, which I am currently revamping into a video class.

I live with my husband, four kids—ages 13 through 22, two Newfies, and two boy-kitties on seven acres of solitude in the Midwest. My "shingle" is Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and my Twitter handle is @MamaMiller. Visit my site.

  1. Ada, Alma Flor & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta. Dancing Home

  2. Ada, Alma Flor & F. Isabel Campoy. ¡Muu, Moo! Rimas de animales, Animal Nursery Rhymes

  3. Anders, Isabel. Becoming Flame: Uncommon Mother-Daughter Wisdom

  4. Anderson, Kyra & Vicki Forman, editors. Gravity Pulls You In: Perspectives on Parenting Children on the Autism Spectrum

  5. Andonian, Mary. Bitsy's Labyrinth

  6. Antonetta, Susanne. Make Me a Mother

  7. Bair O'Keeffe, Kristin. Thirsty: A Novel

  8. Briccetti, Katherine A. Blood Strangers

  9. Brown, Irene Bennett. Before the Lark

  10. Brown, Monica. Side by Side/Lado a Lado

  11. Capucilli, Alyssa Satin & Sarah Massini. Tulip Loves Rex

  12. Conley, Susan. The Foremost Good Fortune

  13. Cuate, Melodie A. Journey to Gonzales

  14. Davis, Joann. The Book of the Shepherd: The Story of One Simple Prayer, and How It Changed the World

  15. Desannoy, Margot. Alex and the Amazing Dr. Frankenslime

  16. Dodd, Emma. Foxy in Love

  17. Dowell, Frances O'Roark. Ten Miles Past Normal

  18. Edelman, Hope. The Possibility of Everything

  19. Feldt, Gloria No Excuses

  20. Ford, Anne, with John-Richard Thompson. A Special Mother: Getting Though the Early Days of a Child's Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders

  21. Greaney, Áine. Dance Lessons

  22. Hudson, Cindy. Book By Book: Your Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs

  23. Hudson, Cindy. interview

  24. Huntley, Amy. The Everafter

  25. Joosse, Barbara. Higgledy-Piggledy Chicks

  26. Kelley, Jane. Nature Girl

  27. Kelley, Jane. The Girl Behind The Glass

  28. Khetarpal, Roma. The "Perfect" Parent: 5 Tools for Using Your Inner Perfection to Connect with Your Kids

  29. Lawler, Janet and Anna Brown. Love is Real

  30. Leaming, Linda. A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up

  31. Lederman, Maddy. Edna in the Desert

  32. Libby, Ellen Weber, Ph.D. The Favorite Child: How a Favorite Impacts Every Family Member for Life

  33. Lucy, Janet and Terri Allison. Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl's Coming-of-Age

  34. McGlynn, Fiona and Robin Urquhart. i and the Great Divide

  35. McMorris, Megan. P.S. What I Didn't Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends

  36. Monroe, Debra. Shambles

  37. O'Keeffe, Kristin. interview

  38. Phillips, Zara H. Mother Me

  39. Redmond, Shirley Raye and Jennifer McKerley. Write a Marketable Children's Book in 7 Weeks

  40. Richardson, Barbara K. Guest House

  41. Richardson, Tracy. Indian Summer

  42. Rosenthal, Amy. The Wonder Book

  43. Russell, Sharman Apt. Teresa of the New World

  44. Senna, Danzy. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? A Personal History

  45. Stewart, Kelsey. The Best for You

  46. Stewart, Kelsey. interview

  47. Swiss, Deborah J. The Tin Ticket

  48. Weiss, Lynn, translated by Adilia and Charles Frazer. I Like Company (Me Gusta Compañia)

  49. White, Sarah E. Write Your Travel Memoirs: 5 Steps to Transform Your Travel Experiences Into Compelling Essays

  50. Wood, Maryrose. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery

  51. Wood, Maryrose. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

  52. Yan, Geling. The Flowers of War


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