Heather Ross Miller, part of a well-known North Carolina writing family, has published numerous books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. She grew up in Badin, and many of her works use the old aluminum-smelting town as background. Her some recent works include, Champeen: A Novel; Gypsy with Baby: Poems; and Crusoe's Island: A Story of a Writer and a Place: memoir.

Her new book, Lumina: A Town of Voices is set in an old aluminum town, Badin, where she grew up and often uses as background for her work--she will be using stories from Lumina at the 2011 Uwharrie Storytelling Festival.  Lumina:A Town of Voices features neighborhoods and people of Badin, circa World War II.

Ms. Miller taught creative writing and literature at Pfeiffer University, The University of Arkansas, and Washington and Lee University.

Now retired from college teaching she can't resist sneaking up the road to Pfeiffer University to teach students classes like "Literature of Baseball".

She resides in her family's old farm house on Miller Town Road.

(Information taken from Heather Ross Miller's websites)


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Sheila Kay Adams ~ Ed 'Moose' Duke ~ Georgette M. Edgerton ~ Jeff Hamilton

Melanie Holles ~ Heather Ross Miller ~ Randy Rayfield ~ Susan Sharples ~ Matt Steed

Sponsors:  Huckabee Family Fund, Bank of Stanly,

Garmon Mechanical Service, REMAX Town & Country - Lee & Mary Burt Allen,

Stanly County Arts Council Grassroots, Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation,

Stanly County Public Library, Stanly County Museum

Pat & Chris Bramlett, Susan & Russ Sharples


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