At just 4 years old, Evelyn Gundrum’s happy world is turned upside down. Abandoned by her mother, she is shipped to an orphanage run by the terrifying Sister Honora.Evelyn grows up amidst hardship and heartbreak, plagued by unresolved emotions that follow her into adulthood as she seeks answers in a sea of questions.Will her uncertain path to self-discovery lead to happiness?Praise:Evelyn Evolving is a heartfelt story of one woman’s journey through some of life’s most difficult trials, a coming-of-age that readers won’t soon forget. Maryann Miller captures the spirit of a woman who refuses to be defeated with great tenderness and, what’s more, enduring hope. — Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple
BIOGRAPHY Maryann Miller writes the critically acclaimed Seasons Mystery Series that debuted with OPEN SEASON and continued with STALKING SEASON and DESPERATE SEASON. DOUBLETAKE, a stand-alone mystery, was chosen as the 2015 Best Mystery by the Texas Association of Authors.
EVELYN EVOLVING: A Story of Real Life, celebrates the life of Miller's mother and is the book of her heart.
Miller has received the Page Edwards Short Story Award, placed first in the screenwriting competition at the Houston Writer's Conference, was a semi-finalist at Sundance and in the Chesterfield Screenwriting Competition. For fifteen years she was the theatre director at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, where she directed adult and youth productions and coordinated the annual KidZZ On Stage Drama Camp.
Miller also likes to be onstage and has appeared in numerous productions. Her most recent role was Big Mama in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
When not working or playing on stage, Miller likes to spend time outdoors working in her garden. She also enjoys all kinds of puzzles, quilting, and knitting. And, of course, reading. She currently lives with two cats who graciously allow her to share the sofa with them in the evening, and one dog, who tolerates the cats.
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