Patricia Miller loves telling stories, whether it’s around a kitchen table or a glowing campfire. As a child, she began writing down tales and poems on a chalkboard, then in notebooks, and never stopped. Patricia’s work has appeared in The Era Banner, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Quarterly, From The Cottage Porch: An Anthology, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter and Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas in Canada.
Patricia is a wife and mother of two. She loves cottage life, pizza, and snowboarding.
Patricia grew up in the country running through cornfields. She now lives in Bradford, Ontario in a cozy home she shares with her husband, Ian, and their two children, dog, and bunny. Patricia likes to spend her free time outdoors swimming and making s’mores at the cottage her parents built in Haliburton, Ontario.
Patricia studied Creative Writing at Durham College after earning a degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and a diploma in Recreation and Leisure from Centennial College. Patricia has worked with people from all walks of life in the fields of healthcare, parks and recreation, and municipal government.
Patricia’s delighted that the story about her mother’s health crisis during the holidays “Not So Fancy” is included in 2014’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas in Canada collection. The book was a bestseller. Her true love story about meeting her husband in a snowstorm “Catching Snowflakes” appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter in 2013.
Patricia published photographs and non-fiction articles on home decorating and healthcare through Metroland Media Group. Titles include “The Sweet Appeal of Citrus,” “Create Cool Cottage Charisma” and “Why Does Anyone Want to Work in Long Term Care?”
In 2008, Patricia established the BWG Writers’ Circle, a group of adult writers that meets for fellowship and sharing at the Public Library in Bradford, Ontario, Canada. She has served as the group’s Chair for eight years and counting.
Patricia’s poem “Birthday Mosaic 40” published in the literary journal The Toronto Quarterly – Issue Five in 2010. Her poem “Our Cottage My Heaven” published in Anthology: From the Cottage Porch by Sunshine in a Jar Press in 2011.
Currently, Patricia is writing children’s fiction books. Her life is full thanks to the love and support of her husband, children, family, and friends.
Why Patricia Writes
I write because I have stories to tell and I love the process.
I write because I love words and seeing them appear on paper or a screen.
I write for fun.
I write for a sense of completion.
I write because it makes me happy.
I write because I’m a writer!
-Patricia Miller, Author
Definition of Creativity
Creativity is the unseen magic that seeps out of a person’s soul and touches whatever he or she crafts. Creativity is the glue that seals every newborn project with brilliance and flair. Creativity is an always inspiring, sometimes frightening, omnipresent, and strangely powerful gift that’s free for the capture.
-Patricia Miller, Author