Shelly Van Meter Miller was born in Owensboro, KY. She graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication. After college, she worked as a press aide for a United States Senator in Washington, D.C. before marrying her husband and settling in Madison, Alabama.
Together, she and her husband raised three girls in the South. While residing in Huntsville for a quarter of a century, Shelly has seen the destruction caused by violent tornadoes that have affected her life and the lives of those around her. She has watched her town rebuild more than once and considers Alabama her home.
She taught aerobics and pregnancy exercise classes throughout the community and even completed a half-marathon. Yes, you read it correctly, "half." She considers that to be good enough. She then homeschooled her children and exercised her writing muscle by grading stacks of research papers. She was fired from that job when her children went to public school.
Nowadays, Shelly finds her muse in the garden. She became a Master Gardener to have an excuse to work at what she loves. Her ideal day is spent writing in the garden. Careful, because if you ask her what she does all day, she will say "nothing," unless she is chasing her three cats.
This Indie Award Winning Author recently published a new book series Whispered Secrets of the South, Volume One: Montevallo, Alabama is currently available on Amazon.