Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Shelley Miller
In a story spanning decades, humor, and heartbreak, Shelley Miller explores the complexity of love and family. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of velcro, romance, and commitment.
Back in the olden days, Shelley Miller was a singer/actress in the musical theater. When motherhood beckoned, she put down her microphone and picked up pen and paper. Four kids later, Shelley has stories to share and songs to sing. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the Cincinnati Conservatory.
What inspired you to participate in Oral Fixation? I’ve always been a writer, mostly for my own amusement. In 2017, I began writing daily, finished several short stories, began a screenplay, and became excited about the possibilities. A recent writers’ workshop in New York with author Amy Ferris motivated me to put myself out there.
What is your favorite destination? NYC. I lived there for years. Dear friends, fast pace, fantastic music, theater and food, love the people.
What is your favorite quote? “I chose and my world was shaken, so what? The choice may have been mistaken, the choosing was not. You keep moving on.” ~ Stephen Sondheim
What’s your favorite word? Obsequious. The President’s cabinet, and most of Congress, are obsequious fools.
What is the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made? I accidentally sent an e-mail about my boss to my boss. 📧😳
Share anything fun, silly, or unique about yourself. I am the lesbian mom of four kids of color who are all the same age, and we live in the second most conservative county in the state. That’s a laugh/riot. 🤣
Sneak Peek: “The first boy who’d held my hand, the first boy I’d kissed, the first boy I’d let touch my boob, shattered my heart in two weeks and five days. Did he not get the family newsletter? Kissing means love. Love means commitment. Commitment means sticking together.”