PROFILES

Christa Miller grew up surrounded by books and the stories they held. She started writing at an early age and first decided to become a writer after winning a school award in fourth grade. After unsuccessfully trying several better-paying careers including computer tech support, Christa returned to her first love and has worked as a full time writer, proofreader, and editor since 2001. More about her work is available at her website, www.christammiller.com

Christa has enjoyed sharing her knowledge of good storytelling with other writers for many years. She believes in the "pay it forward" principle and thinks a good critique is one that gives a writer the tools needed to tell a great story according to his or her own vision and style. She enjoys reading books in any genre, but her favorite books involve crime in its many subgenres.

Christa grew up around New England and now makes her home in southern Maine with her husband, who teaches high-school social studies, and their son. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, gardening, exercising, and watching movies that - what else? - tell great stories.