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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. Arakawa, Jeanette S. The Little Exile

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

  9. Briccetti, Katherine A. Blood Strangers

  10. Brown, Irene Bennett. Before the Lark

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

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

  13. Conley, Susan. The Foremost Good Fortune

  14. Cuate, Melodie A. Journey to Gonzales

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

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

  17. Dodd, Emma. Foxy in Love

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

  19. Edelman, Hope. The Possibility of Everything

  20. Feldt, Gloria No Excuses

  21. 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

  22. Greaney, Áine. Dance Lessons

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

  24. Hudson, Cindy. interview

  25. Huntley, Amy. The Everafter

  26. Joosse, Barbara. Higgledy-Piggledy Chicks

  27. Kelley, Jane. Nature Girl

  28. Kelley, Jane. The Girl Behind The Glass

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

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

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

  32. Lederman, Maddy. Edna in the Desert

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

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

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

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

  37. Monroe, Debra. Shambles

  38. O'Keeffe, Kristin. interview

  39. Phillips, Zara H. Mother Me

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

  41. Richardson, Barbara K. Guest House

  42. Richardson, Tracy. Indian Summer

  43. Rosenthal, Amy. The Wonder Book

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

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

  46. Stewart, Kelsey. The Best for You

  47. Stewart, Kelsey. interview

  48. Swiss, Deborah J. The Tin Ticket

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

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

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

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

  53. Yan, Geling. The Flowers of War


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