Miriam’s latest novel A Stone for Bread is published by Livingston Press of West Alabama University. The novel won the Legacy category in the 2020 Erick Hoffer Awards and prior to publication was a top-ten finalist in the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom novel competition. In 2016, it received a starred Kirkus Indie review and was selected a Kirkus Indie Best Book of 2016. That same year, it was nominated for North Carolina’s prestigious Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction.

Award-winning novelist and former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti calls A Stone for Bread “….a supremely ambitious book from a thoroughly gifted writer.”

Miriam’s first novel Absolution won the 2007 Novello Press Literary Award and was cited by Publishers Weekly as an “impressive” debut that “skillfully combines a contemporary courtroom thriller with a subtle look back at the competing passions and pressures of the Vietnam War era.”

Miriam is the parent of two adult children and grandparent of a delightful 13-year-old. She and her husband live in Greensboro, North Carolina.