V. Jolene Miller writes for and about the misfits, the misunderstood, and the underdogs of life. She has a love/hate relationship with Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle because it hits too close to (her childhood) home. She purchases $5 cups of coffee at places like Starbucks because once upon a time, all she had was $5 in her pocket. Yet, let’s face it, when your life story holds certain details that mold you it comes with awareness that a $5 coffee is a treat best saved for a special occasion—called pay day.
When she's not working at her day job, Miller lives the good life by spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, reading, going to the theater, and running with her giant puppy, Omar. Shortly after being bit by the running bug, she and Omar joined the #IR4Siblings group and log miles every week for their running buddy--a sassy, smart six year old who inspires them to pound the pavement (or the treadmill depending on the weather).
She’s a Hoosier born and raised, a Midwest refugee, and a resident of the last frontier. 2018 winner of a Jason Wenger Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.