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Heidi Ruby Miller

Heidi Ruby Miller
Joined Seton Hill
2009
Hometown
Uniontown, PA
Contact Info
HMiller@setonhill.edu

Heidi Ruby Miller uses research for her stories as an excuse to roam the globe. Her books include the popular AMBASADORA series and the award-winning writing guide MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT. In between trips, Heidi teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, where she graduated from their renowned Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program the same month she appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. She is a member of The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Pennwriters, Littsburgh, PARSEC, and Science Fiction Poetry Association. Follow Heidi's adventures with her husband, Jason Jack Miller, on their travel and lifestyle channel Small Space, Big Life.

Education

  • M.A., Writing Popular Fiction, Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA) 2007
  • B. A., Anthropology and Geography, California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA) 1994 Specialties in Spanish, French, and Travel/Tourism, California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA) 1994

Publications

  • "The Dubai Betrayal by Jeremy Burns" The Big Thrill. International Thriller Writers, May 2016. [More Information]
  • Starrie (From the World of Ambasadora). Bowie, MD: Dog Star Books, March 2016. [More Information]
  • "Point of Control by L.J. Sellers" The Big Thrill. International Thriller Writers, February 2016. [More Information]
  • "Heidi Ruby Miller's Uncanny Interview with Michael A. Arnzen." SIGMA 358. Ed. David Brody. Parsec, January 2016: 4-5. [More Information]
  • "The Islands of Hope" Galaxy's Edge Omnibus 1. Ed. Mike Resnick. Phoenix Pick, September 2015. [More Information]
  • Foreword. Indelible Ink. by Matt Betts. Bowie, MD: Dog Star Books, June 2015. [More Information]
  • "Mr. Johnson's Boy" Life After Ashes. Ed. Steven Saus. Alliteration Ink, February 2015.
  • "John Dixon: Author, TV Consultant, Hot Pepper Connoisseur" The Penn. Ed. Kaitlyn Coddington and Matthew D. Dowling. Pennsylvania Literary Festival, May 2014: 17. [More Information]
  • "Lawrence C. Connolly Brings the Veins Cycle to a Close" The Penn. Ed. Kaitlyn Coddington and Matthew D. Dowling. Pennsylvania Literary Festival, May 2014: 20. [More Information]
  • "Yoga and Writing" The Penn. Ed. Kaitlyn Coddington and Matthew D. Dowling. Pennsylvania Literary Festival, May 2014: 25. [More Information]
  • Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light. Bowie, MD: Dog Star Books, April 2014. [More Information]
  • "Rainer" Far Worlds. Ed. J. L. Gribble, A. R. Aston, and James Fadeley. The Bolthole, March 2014.
  • Foreword. A Miracle of Rare Design. by Mike Resnick. Bowie, MD: Dog Star Books, August 2013. [More Information]
  • "The Islands of Hope" Galaxy's Edge. Ed. Mike Resnick. Arc Manor, July 2013: 3. [More Information]
  • "Seton Hill's Super Woman...Or is that just Dr. Wierszewski?" Forward Magazine. Fall/Winter 2012. [More Information]
  • "Feeling Blue Today." Hazard Yet Forward. Ed. Matt Duvall, Natalie Duvall, and Deanna Lepsch. Evergreen Syndicate, August 2012. [More Information]
  • "Dakota's Gate." The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 3: Portraits of a Trickster. Ed. Michael Croteau. Meteor House, August 2012. [More Information]
  • "Finding the Sweet Spot in Technology & Education."Forward Magazine. Spring/Summer 2012. [More Information]
  • Greenshift. Bowie, MD: Dog Star Books, February 2012. [More Information]
  • "Page Thirty Three." Twisted Tales in 66 Words. Ed. Kimberley Raiser. Delvling Press, 2011. [More Information]
  • Many Genres, One Craft. Ed. Michael A.Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller. Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, Inc., April 2011. [More Information]
  • "Be an Archetype, Not a Stereotype." Many Genres, One Craft. Ed. Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller. Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, Inc., April 2011. [More Information]
  • "Tomorrow's Kiss: The Duality of SF Romance." Many Genres, One Craft. Ed. Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller. Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, Inc., April 2011. [More Information]
  • "The Shifting Grail: A Quest for a Good Read." Many Genres, One Craft. Ed. Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller. Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, Inc., April 2011. [More Information]
  • "'ll Scratch Your Back and You Promote My Book." Many Genres, One Craft. Ed. Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller. Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, Inc., April 2011. [More Information]
  • "Touring Virtually." Many Genres, One Craft. Ed. Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller. Terra Alta, WV: Headline Books, Inc., April 2011. [More Information]
  • "Almost There." The Pennwriter. Vol. XVIII No. 6; Nov. - Dec. 2010. [More Information]
  • "Sounds in the Jungle." Eye Contact. 24.1 (2010): 11. [More Information]
  • "Starship Stowaways." Beyond Centauri. April 2010. [More Information]
  • "A Tale of Two Towns: Uniontown." PA Pursuits Magazine. Spring 2010. [More Information]
  • "Owners of Hagan Ice Cream Work with Frank Lloyd Wright to Turn Timbered Farmland into a Deluxe Usonian Setting." Pittsburgh G20 Summit Press Room. September 2009. [More Information]
  • "What Philip Jose Farmer Taught Me." Farmercon IV The Philip Jose Farmer Memorial Gathering program. June 2009. [More Information]
  • “Pennsylvania Wilds.” 2009 Pennsylvania Pursuits Insiders Guide. January 2009.
  • "The Surrender." The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008. Ed. Jordan Lapp, Camille Gooderham Campbell, and Steven Smethurst. Vancouver, Canada: Every Day Publishing, 2008. 25.
  • Afterword. Tongues of the Moon. By Philip Jose Farmer. Farmerphile 14 October 2008: 24. [More Information]
  • "Misplaced my keys." Star*Line. 31.2 (2008): 13.
  • "Bibliophile – a discussion on 'Tongues of the Moon.'" Farmerphile 13 July 2008: 40-41. [More Information]
  • "Gadgets and goodies." Morgantown Dominion Post. 26 Mar. 2008: 1C.
  • "A trip to Louisville just for the food." Morgantown Dominion Post. 9 Mar. 2008: 1C. [More Information]
  • "Robot knows." SCIFAIKUEST. Feb. 2008: 19.
  • "Sensational signature dishes." Morgantown Dominion Post. 27 Feb. 2008: 1C.
  • "Ready in a hot 5 minutes." Morgantown Dominion Post. 21 Nov. 2007: 1C.
  • "Skin-deep: Packaging, makers make store brands look familiar." Morgantown Dominion Post. 21 Nov. 2007: 2C.
  • "Mr. Johnson's Boy." Eye Contact. 20.1 (2007): 23-25.
  • "Hobby orchardist propagates storied trees." Morgantown Dominion Post. 3 Oct. 2007: 1C.
  • "The Surrender." Every Day Fiction 12 Sept. 2007. [More Information]
  • "Great white wonder." Morgantown Dominion Post. 29 Aug. 2007: 1C.
  • "Salad days." Morgantown Dominion Post. 6 June 2007: 1C.
  • "Almost a Millionaire." Forward Magazine Spring/Summer 2007. [More Information]
  • "The Continuing Rise of the VBT." SIGMA Newsletter June 2007. [More Information]
  • "Five Parsecs Away." SCIFAIKUEST. Feb. 2007: 16.
  • "The Islands of Hope." Sails and Sorcery: Tales of Nautical Fantasy. Ed. W. H. Horner. Wilmington: Fantasist Enterprises, 2007. 311-315. [More Information]
  • "Mara's Jellyfish." The Aroostook Review. 2007. [More Information]
  • "Mara's Jellyfish." AlienSkin Magazine Aug/Sept 2006. [More Information]
  • Miller, Jason and Miller, Heidi Ruby. MOON Pennsylvania Camping. Ed. 1. Emeryville: Avalon Travel Publishing, May 2006. [More Information]
  • "Along a Path in Costa Rica." WriteOn Maui.com 2005.
  • "Climbing Coba's Pyramids." GoNOMAD.com 2004. [More Information]
  • "Discovering Columbus." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Deep Creek Lake." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Dolly Sods Wilderness." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Ferncliff Trail." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Garrett County: Along the Continental Divide." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Laurel Highlands: Mountain Retreats." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Mystic Mountain." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Pittsburgh Area Getaway." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Seven Springs." Trails.com 2003. [More Information]
  • "Bear Run Nature Reserve." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]
  • "Cucumber Falls." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]
  • "Ferncliff Natural Area." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]
  • "Hershey and the Pennsylvania Dutch Region." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]
  • "Ocala National Forest." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]
  • "Youghiogheny River Rail-Trail." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]
  • "Yough River Trail to Jonathan Run Falls." Trails.com 2002. [More Information]

Awards

  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Finalist, "Writing" category. ForeWord Review's 2011 Book of the Year Awards [More Information]
  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Finalist, 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards [More Information]
  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Finalist, "Business: Writing and Publishing" category. USA Best Books 2011 Award [More Information]
  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Finalist, "How To/Business" category. 2012 Military Writers Society of America
  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Winner, General Non-Fiction Award. 2011 London Books Festival Award [More Information]
  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Winner, "Education/Academic" category. 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards [More Information]

Organizations

Presentations

  • "How Chronic Pain Has Made Me More Autotelic". PARSEC (Pittsburgh, PA). October 8, 2016 [More Information]
  • "Paths to Publication". Mt. Pleasant Writers Circle (Mt. Pleasant, PA). May 19, 2016 [More Information]

Performances

  • Coffee With An Author. "The Surrender". Frostburg Creative Writing Center (Frostburg, MD). May 4, 2013 [More Information]
  • Reading: "Greenshift". Capclave 13 (Gaithersburg, MD). October 13, 2013 [More Information]
  • Reading: "Atomic Zion" and "Starrie". World Fantasy Convention 2014 (Arlington, VA). November 9, 2014 [More Information]

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate: Spanish K-12

Achievements

  • MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT - Listed 5th in "This Year's Ten Most Terrific Writing Books" by The Writer magazine (Dec 2011). [More Information]