Evelyn Evolving

Abandoned as a child by her mother, Evelyn spends the rest of her life searching for someone to love her enough to stay.

EVELYN EVOLVING, the novel I wrote about my mother’s life released in May 2019, and it has flirted with the #1 bestseller list on Amazon several times in two categories ever since.

It was a #1 new release overall for two weeks when it first came out! And was #1 in April 2021 in the teen & YA biography category

I’m so thrilled that so many people have been reading this book of my heart. It was three years in the writing and two years in the marketing, and it finally found a home with a small publisher, Next Chapter Publishing.

I’ve always wanted to share my mother’s story of how she persevered through so many life challenges, and even though I tried to start a book about her many times, it wasn’t until after she died that I was able to get it written.

The story is part biography, part historical novel, and very different from the genre novels I’ve written before. I think you’ll like it.

The cover was a finalist in the Kindle Book Awards.
Available as an e-book for KINDLE and in PAPERBACK  at Amazon, and now in AUDIO
If you prefer to buy paperbacks from other retailers, the book is sold via the online retailer Bookshop, that donates a portion of each sale back to independent bookstores. 
A brand-new Italian edition is available at Book2Read
The book is at brick and mortar bookstores in hardback and various sizes of paperbacks.  If your local store doesn’t have copies yet, you can request that they order some through the Ingram Catalog using these ISBN numbers. Pricing is going to range from $5 to $8 for paperbacks and $13 to $20 for hardcover.
9781715349455 (6×9 Hardcover) **9781715385361(6×9 Softcover) **9781715652982 (5×8 Hardcover) ** 9781715652999 (5×8 Softcover)
9781034473671 (6×9 Dust Jacket Premium Hardcover) ** 9781034473688 (5×8 Dust Jacket Premium Hardcover) ** 9781034161813 (6×9 Large Print Hardcover)
9781034161806 (6×9 Large Print Softcover)
Anyone who is interested in the Italian edition,  L’evoluzione di Evelyn, can ask bookstores to order print copies through the Ingram Catalog with the following ISBN numbers:
9781034455639 (6×9 Dust Jacket Premium Hardcover) ** 9781034455653
(5×8 Dust Jacket Premium Hardcover) ** 9781034060833 (6×9 Large Print Hardcover) ** 9781034060857 (6×9 Large Print Softcover)


Evelyn Evolving is a heartfelt story of one woman’s journey through some of life’s most difficult trials, a coming-of-age that readers won’t soon forget. Maryann Miller captures the spirit of a woman who refuses to be defeated with great tenderness and, what’s more, enduring hope.” — Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple


“Ms. Miller’s well-written novel will stay with you long after you read the last page. Brava. Five stars all the way.” Polly Iyer author of Backlash, a novel of suspense.

“A poignant story that demonstrates, through real experiences, how much our choices matter, both to ourselves and our families, especially our children.” Amazon Review

“What an outstanding novel. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Wow!” Kristine Hall from LoneStar Literary


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