Miriam’s new novel A Stone for Bread is published by Livingston Press of West Alabama University. The novel was a top-ten finalist in the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom novel competition, received a starred Kirkus review and in December 2016, Kirkus named the novel one of its Best Books of 2016. It was also nominated for North Carolina’s prestigious Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction in 2016.

Award-winning novelist and a 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 11-year-old. She and her husband live in Greensboro, North Carolina.