Naomi Miller: Let’s Chat

 

Welcome, everyone!

Naomi Miller

Naomi Miller is our honored guest blogger this go-round.

This author mixes up a batch of intrigue sprinkled with Amish, Mennonite, English & Irish characters (so far) and adds pinches of mystery and romance.

Naomi focuses on writing, editing, and blogging about her experiences. When she’s not working diligently to finish the next book in her Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series, Amish Sweet Shop Romance series, Windy Gap Amish Romance series, and Amish Suspense series, she enjoys traveling with her family.

She also tries to make time for attending writer events, workshops and conferences. One of her favorite joys is meeting her readers. She’s traveled from Tennessee to South Carolina, across to Alabama and Mississippi, up to St. Louis, then to Indiana, Illinois, and finally over to Ohio to meet readers and make new friends. She’s looking forward to making a trip to Pennsylvania next year.

Naomi MillerNaomi also enjoys singing inspirational/gospel music, taking daily walks, and witnessing to others of the amazing grace of Jesus Christ. She’s giving away Blueberry Cupcake Mystery to 3 blessed individuals who join our chat circle.

Now, here’s Naomi Miller in her own words. (You’re in for a treat!)

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Years ago I wrote a suspense novel. It started out as a cute little Amish story with a sweet romance. I had an idea. A plan. And a course. 

I wrote the story. And halfway through, my course was derailed. My plan was wrecked. 

A New Course for Naomi Miller

But I kept writing. 

Naomi MillerI followed the new course, curious as to where it would lead me. Then I finished it and put it away. Even though I had succeeded in writing something I never intended to write, it was not at all what I wanted to write at that time.

What I wanted to write was something sweet. I could not let go of the sweet story line that I had originally planned, the story that would let someone read through it and afterwards be left feeling happy, free, calm, relaxed. I felt very strongly that what our world needed at that moment (and probably still does) were more sweet stories.

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So, I wrote a sweet cozy mystery… and another… and another… until I had six books in the series. Six stories about hope, love, family, and forgiveness. My daughter calls them Comfort Food Cozies. 

Naomi MillerI didn’t plan to write six stories, but each time I finished one and it was published, just days later, readers were contacting me or posting on Facebook, asking when the next book would be out. Clearly I was doing something right–something readers wanted (and hopefully needed). By the time the third book was released, readers began asking me when I was going to release a cookbook containing the recipes in the books.

Naomi Miller Cooks up a New Idea

Each time I immersed myself in Katie’s little world, I thought about the idea of a cookbook. To me, it felt like a wonderful idea, but I admit I could not understand how anyone would really want to buy a cookbook from me. (If you’d like a copy of The Abbott Creek Cookbook, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon.)

Truthfully, I always feel shocked and somewhat amazed when people buy my books… read my books… enjoy my books… and ask for more.

Naomi MillerI can only believe that this is all a part of God’s plan. It’s the only thing that makes sense, the only way I can understand how so many people enjoy reading sweet, cute, short novels from a grandma who only started having her books published at an age when most people are thinking about retirement.

I‘m also working on a new story… an Amish romance with our favorite characters from Abbott Creek, and there are more stories to be written about the wonderful community of Abbott Creek.

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So stick around… there’s more to come.

Naomi Miller Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Naomi-Miller/e/B01E4B05HS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaomiMillerAuthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naomimillerauthor/

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/382228.Naomi_Miller

Website: naomimillerauthor.com  Family Friendly Fiction Filled with Grace, Faith, and Forgiveness

E-Mail: naomimillerauthor@gmail.com

Twitter: AuthorNaomi Amish cozy mysteries

My relationship with my Savior is the most important part of my life! If there is one thing in my life I would like to do better, it’s to be able to witness of how awesome God is working in my life. Jesus makes all things possible! He makes life worth living! He’s everything to me!  
~ Naomi Miller

14 thoughts on “Naomi Miller: Let’s Chat

  1. Roxanne Cruz

    This sounds like a fun series with the right mixture of faith, mystery and sweetness. Thank you for introducing me to a new author. Best wishes and blessings on you both.

     
     
    1. Thank you for stopping by, Roxanne!

       
       
    2. Thanks, Roxanne. I hope you’ll check them out… and be blessed by them.
      Naomi

       
       
  2. Thanks Linda, for featuring me (and my books) on your blog. You are a blessing to me!
    God bless you,
    Naomi Miller

     
     
    1. It has been my honor to feature you, Naomi.

       
       
  3. Your titles bring a multitude of mind pleasing thoughts to my brain. Food has always inspired the human being. I am no exception. I am intrigued with the cookbook. I always associate the Amish Friendship bread with the Amish people. I received my first batch when I was a very young public school teacher. May God continue to bless you with inspiring stories.

     
     
    1. Hi, Jane. Thanks for your encouraging words.

       
       
    2. Thanks, Jane. We worked hard to make the cookbook interesting as well as beautiful. I’m hoping it makes a thoughtful gift, too.
      Naomi

       
       
  4. Beverly Knudsen

    I love Amish Country stories!! I also sometimes enjoy suspense and adventure from a Christian world view. I am very intrigued by your Cozies!!

     
     
    1. Welcome, Beverly! Thanks for stopping by.

       
       
    2. Thanks, Beverly. I hope you’ll give them a try.
      Naomi

       
       
  5. Lorel Kline

    Reading what you wrote was such and encouragement. How I long to have that kind or relationship with my Lord and know that it is only me that is standing in the way. Your books sound delightful. Thanks so much for sharing. May God continue to use you to encourage and delight your readers for a long time.

     
     
    1. You encourage us also, Lorel. Thanks for stopping by.

       
       
    2. Lorel,
      I am honored by your reply; you (and readers like you) are the reason I write!
      God bless you,
      Naomi

       
       

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Let’s Chat! Author Naomi Miller

Welcome, Readers! Welcome, Naomi Miller!

Author Naomi Miller honors us by joining our chat circle this week. Naomi pens Amish mystery and suspense, as well as children’s books. She’s offering The Chocolate Truffle Mystery in the winner’s choice of format—digital or print. What a deal!

Comment below for a chance to win. 

**Hurray! We have two winners this week: Sheila Holmes and Rose Blackard each have their choice of digital or print The Chocolate Truffle Mystery! Congratulations, gals!** 

Pen Name

Although it’s legally a pen name, I have essentially become Naomi Miller. Only when I was working full-time did I hear anyone refer to me as Donna Mynatt — of course, family still calls me Donna, but when anyone asks my name, the first name I say is Naomi.

Here’s the story behind it. Before my birth, my parents planned to name me Naomi (although there was a mixup and I ended up with the name Donna). When I married, my surname became Miller. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to use the name I wanted when I began writing my first book… so I became Naomi Miller.

Amish Fiction

Although I would like to write some contemporary romance (clean reads only) in the near future, for now I’m focusing on the Amish Cozy Mystery series I’m writing, as well as an Amish Suspense novel I’ve written. With input from my grandchildren, I’m also writing several children’s books. The first series is the Adventures of Sophie Kitty.

I’ve loved reading since I learned to read using the Dick and Jane stories in the first grade. After that first book, I became a voracious reader. Almost immediately I became interested in writing… I wrote stories in school, year after year, but never dreamed that someday I would actually be a published author! I LOVE WRITING! (Click to Tweet!) 

Pre-Author Life

I was born and raised in East Tennessee. My parents had three daughters (I’m the youngest), but they’ve all passed on. My family now consists of my two children and two grandchildren. I worked for the State of Tennessee until last year, when I took early retirement.

First Book and Debut Experience

Blueberry Cupcake Mystery was so much fun writing. I had previously written an Amish Suspense but felt God guiding me to write something short and sweet (Click to Tweet!) — something readers could enjoy reading, without the gut-clinching, heart-pounding reaction that come from so many books today.

The only challenges I faced were trying to get a book published that was novella length and a mystery that wasn’t so scary . . . thankfully I found a small publisher who was willing to take a chance on me. By the time it released, more than 300 people had purchased a copy and it had moved up to the #1 Best Seller spot on Amazon. I felt truly blessed.

What’s Up Now

I have written four additional books in the Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series and “TADA” I signed a contact for three more books.

Blueberry Cupcake Mystery, Book One in the Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series, released in Spring of 2016 to rave reviews. (Click to Tweet!)  Christmas Cookie Mystery released just in time for the Holiday season in 2016.  Readers devoured Lemon Tart Mystery, which released last summer. Pumpkin Pie Mystery arrived just in time for the holiday, and readers are starting the New year right with Chocolate Truffle Mystery. Now I’m hard at work on the next book in her Sweet Shop Mystery series!

Sophie Finds a Family, Book One in the Adventures of Sophie Kitty series, is the story of a sweet, shy kitten (Click to Tweet!) who found two children and decided they would be her new family. Read along with Sammy and Macy as they tell the story of finding a little lost kitten, naming her, loving her, and making her part of their (or rather, becoming her own) family.

How to Find me on Social Media

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FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/NaomiMillerAuthor

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Giveaway

I would love to share a copy of my newest book, Chocolate Truffle Mystery. Winner can choose digital or paperback.

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16 thoughts on “Let’s Chat! Author Naomi Miller

  1. Thank you, Linda, for featuring me on your blog and for promoting my newest book, Chocolate Truffle Mystery. This has been a fun week. You are truly a blessing!
    ~ Naomi

     
     
    1. It’s been so much fun! I’ve been privileged to host you this week and hope we get to meet in person one day—God willing 🙂

       
       
  2. Sheila Holmes

    I took a very circuitous path to find this site this morning. But, I’m thrilled I did. Chocolate Truffle Mystery sounds like an absolute delight. Naomi’s writings embrace the Amish, which I find a delight to read about. Although I am truly a city girl, I find so much about the Amish lifestyle intriguing. I am looking forward to reading Naomi’s novels, and am grateful to be allowed to be considered for this giveaway. Blessings, “Naomi”!

     
     
    1. How wonderful to “meet” you in our chat circle, Sheila. Naomi’s books are delightful, so I know you’ll enjoy them. You’re entered in the drawing! (I feature a different author every Wednesday for a week, so please come back. You can sign up for the blog and my quarterly newsletter on the Home page at lindabrooksdavis.com.) God bless you!

       
       
    2. Thanks, Sheila. I’m glad you found the site. And I hope you’ll read the series and be blessed by it.

       
       
  3. Children love books about cats and teachers are always looking for good clean books for their students to read. The Chocloate Truffles Mystery sounds intriguing and makes my mouth water for one of my favorite candies.

     
     
    1. Thanks, Jane. I think your students would love both of the series.

       
       
  4. Rose Blackard

    Loved the interview. New authors for me, but the books sound awesome. I can’t wait to read them.thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

     
     
    1. I love that you joined us, Rose. I’m just delighted to get to know Naomi, too. Please come back!

       
       
    2. Thanks, Rose. I hope you enjoy the series.

       
       
  5. Marilyn

    Naomi’s Amish Sweet Shop
    Cozy mysteries are easy to read. They are perfect for wide variety of ages for a lighthearted story.

     
     
    1. Hi, Marilyn. Thanks for stopping by. Love seeing you here!

       
       
    2. Thanks Marilyn. I think the series is just what readers need, especially when they need a pick-me-up.

       
       
  6. Ann Ellison

    Enjoyed the interview. I love her books. Don’t include me in the drawing since I already have a copy.

     
     
    1. Naomi’s Amish Sweet Shop series looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by, Ann.

       
       
    2. Thanks, Ann. I cherish your support!

       
       

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