4th Annual Indie Book Fest Author Spotlight: Jaimie Miller
Jaimie Miller is a six-time published author. She lives in middle Georgia with her husband, two children, and their two dogs. Jaimie is an avid traveler and looks forward to crisscrossing the globe once again sometime soon.
The Long Way Home
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”
– Azar Nafisi
In the 1960s, Bryce Hospital was the best kept secret on the campus of the University of Alabama, tucked behind rows of aged oak trees. In a time when Bear Bryant ruled southern Saturdays and George Wallace’s fiery policies still loomed in the background of daily life, Bryce Hospital was stained with the blood of thousands of patients left to the wayside.
The Long Way Home takes you on a journey through one woman’s search for independence and acceptance. Join Molly as she tells her story through the pages of her personal journal that chronicles racism, women’s rights, and mental health reform in 1960s America. You will find a cast of characters that do more than just enlighten your soul, they will steal your heart.
My favorite author is currently Glennon Doyle. Glennon writes for the everyday woman and finds ways to bring us all together in the spirit of womanhood, perseverance, and everyday struggles in life.
Glennon writes in a way that not only speaks to the mind, she speaks directly to the soul. There is no pretension in her writing, which I find endearing and inspiring. When I read her words, I can hear her voice reading them aloud because she writes in such an intelligent, yet down to earth style.
I think Glennon has impacted my writing by showing me that it is ok to write about the hard-hitting subjects. She lives that out in her life every day. “The Long Way Home” is certainly centered around many of those hard-hitting subjects, such as mental illness, abuse, alcoholism, etc. Glennon shows writers like me that we should not shy away from those subjects, but rather bring them to light and give them the platform that they deserve.