A writer from the age of twelve, after earning a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, D.M. Miller trekked a path from North to South to West, finally settling with her family among prickly cactus thorns and big sky valleys. Coming from a distinctively clashing gene pool, the author of the romantic interfaith Heart series has an appetite for going against the grain in both fiction and nonfiction alike, exploring the difficult themes of religion, politics, ethnicity, culture, family, ancestry, identity and most of all, love.
Miller’s debut novel, The Religion of the Heart, began what became an ongoing saga about one interfaith couple and their mismatched family of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Each character’s strong personality and even stronger beliefs often clash with the in-laws. The struggle to find personal identity and keep the peace within their lives plays out in realistic plots, filled to the brim with love and romance but also hate and discord. At this time, four books make up the series with more to come: The Religion of the Heart, Agony of the Heart, Secrets of the Heart and Holiday of the Heart.
Half-Jew: Searching for Identity is Miller’s nonfiction work analyzing the “mother rule” of Judaism, Jewish ethnicities and DNA. Partly a memoir, the book details the author’s personal interfaith experience.
Mexican Summer is a suspenseful romantic novella with just a dash of her signature interfaith theme woven into the action-packed story.
Finally, Neshama, Dandelion Fuzz and Banished Thoughts are collections of poetry.
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