Bio: Maryann Miller has a wealth of experience as a journalist, publishing in numerous regional and national newspapers and magazines. Nine of her nonfiction books have been published by The Rosen Publishing Group in New York, including Coping With Weapons and Violence in School. On Your Streets, which is in its third printing, was chosen by the New York Library as one of the Best Books for Teens. She has also had two novels electronically published: Friends Forever, a young adult novel, and Open Season, the first book in a mystery series. Miller won her first writing award at age twelve with a short story in the Detroit News Scholastic Writing Awards Contest and continues to garner recognition for her short stories, books, and screenplays. She placed as a finalist at the Sundance Film Festival with her screenplay A Question of Honor. The script adaptation of Open Season was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2000 Chesterfield Film Company Screenplay Fellowship. Friends Forever was a finalist in the EPPIE contest, an award for original electronically published books. She currently lives in Texas with her husband.