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Welcome to my Odds & Ends pile, where I might write a blog post about my personal life or a news article about someone else. Or just a random thought that has nothing to do with my author journey.

Brakes went out. Still thankful…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | August 6, 2018

So, my adventure yesterday was the brakes failing on my truck. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t an adventure, but it was a shake up to…

The art of saying “no”

By Michelle Leigh Miller | July 20, 2018

Saying “no”. I swear, sometimes, that is the hardest thing to do. It got worse when I became a mom and got involved in mom-like…

Laughter really is the best medicine…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | July 19, 2018

Tourette’s jokes. They are everywhere now. In all reality, they have always been there. They just didn’t catch my attention. Six years ago though, I…

Do you know who I am?

By Michelle Leigh Miller | June 22, 2018

Behold! The most telling question in the English language. Over the years, I’ve been asked this question or a variation on this question more than…

Guess what I’ve done this week…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | June 21, 2018

Saturday I shut down my business and you know what I’ve done since then? Diddly squat. Nothing. Nada. And by nothing I mean….I fixed dinner…

So creepy…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | June 18, 2018

What happened last night was just plain creepy. I’ve heard stories of it happening to others but being the type of person I am, I…

The first Father’s Day….

By Michelle Leigh Miller | June 16, 2018

I have been dreading tomorrow. I didn’t realize how much until the day started creeping closer and closer. It will be the first Father’s Day…

The hamster wheel…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | June 10, 2018

Get up. Do the thing. Fall in bed. Get up. Do the thing. Fall in bed. Get up. Do. Fall. My daughter had a hamster…

It’s all about perspective…

By Michelle Leigh Miller | May 25, 2018

While going through my notebooks, I found the beginning of a novel I had started a while back. Three pages in, I was still reading,…

Bring on the mid-life crisis….

By Michelle Leigh Miller | May 17, 2018

I am welcoming my mid-life crisis. Actually, I am heralding that baby in a few years early. I am standing on the bow of that…