University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

D.M. Miller

A writer from the age of twelve, after earning a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, D.M. Miller trekked a path from North to South to West, finally settling with her family among prickly cactus thorns and big sky valleys. Coming from a distinctively clashing gene pool, the author of the romantic interfaith Heart series has an appetite for going against the grain in both fiction and nonfiction alike, exploring the difficult themes of religion, politics, ethnicity, culture, family, ancestry, identity and most of all, love.

Miller’s debut novel, "The Religion of the Heart," began what became an ongoing saga about one interfaith couple and their mismatched family of Jews, Muslims and Christians. Each character’s strong personality and even stronger beliefs often clash with the in-laws. The struggle to find personal identity and keep the peace within their lives plays out in realistic plots, filled to the brim with love and romance but also hate and discord. At this time, four books make up the series with more to come: "The Religion of the Heart," "Agony of the Heart," "Secrets of the Heart" and "Holiday of the Heart."

"Half-Jew: Searching for Identity" is Miller’s nonfiction work analyzing the “mother rule” of Judaism, Jewish ethnicities and DNA. Partly a memoir, the book details the author’s personal interfaith experience.

"Mexican Summer," her latest release, is a suspenseful romantic novella with just a dash of her signature interfaith theme woven into the action-packed story.

Finally,"Dandelion Fuzz" is a collection of poetry.

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Mexican Summer
January 2018
ISBN 0000000000000
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Half-Jew: Searching for Identity
Religion / Spirituality
February 2017
ISBN 9781542348904
144 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

What is a Half-Jew? Neither this nor that. Practically synonymous with confusion, Half-Jew is a term for people stuck in no-man's land, not quite fitting in with Gentiles nor universally accepted as Jews. More/less

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