Internationally acclaimed author Jeanne Selander Miller has written a trilogy of memoirs which have been awarded the Best Spiritual Book at the London Book Festival and Honorable Mentions at the Paris International Book Festival and the New York Book Festival.
Her most recent work is a novel, revealing truths about life in a college prep school and the grim underbelly of accompanying privilege.
Jeanne’s style is open and personal, drawing on the rich experiences of her life. She’s been married, single, widowed and divorced. She’s the mother of two bright and fiercely independent children, and has strong multi-generational ties to her family. Her stories resonate with readers from all walks of life, as she invites you into her world and into her heart, recounting her personal struggles, yet shine with an undeniable strength to persevere and claim her right happiness.
Jeanne’s quick wit and fiery tongue are evident, as she or her fictional characters wrestle with issues of good and evil, faith, spirituality and religion, and the many faces of injustice and hypocrisy. Her stories leave her readers thinking long after the last chapter has been read.
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She was born in the Midwest, lived most of her life in the Midwest, and thus is saddled with Midwestern sensibilities . . . whatever that means. She can be thoughtful, nice and easy going when everything is sailing smoothly. Yet, she is also direct, and has an aversion to ego-driven pretense. Then, she is unapologetic, and calls it like she sees it. This can be endearing unless it’s directed at you.
She has studied and worked as a Registered Nurse in a major, urban trauma center, in hospital administration, and as a private school educator. She now owns a farm-to-table restaurant in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, focusing on serving real food. Jeanne also teaches and practices both yoga and Ayurveda as a way of helping others embrace their infinite potential. When she is not at her restaurant, she is either writing in Florida or traveling the world. She loves to ski, hike, kayak and ride her bicycle. And as she has been known to say, she’s not a great athlete, but a pretty good sport.
Awards & Honorary Speaking Engagements
- Honorary Speaker at the United Nations International Women’s Day Conference
- Winner of Best Spiritual Book at the London Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the New York City Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the Southern California Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the Paris International Book Festival
- Honorable Mention at the Great Mid-Western Book Festival (Chicago)
- Visionary Authors Award at Braveheart Women’s Conference
- Honorary Panelist at the Amelia Island Book Festival – Writing the Memorable Memoir