I recently had the privilege of participating in the 14th season of Kansas City Fashion Week. KMBC meteorologist Neville Miller and I were in the media lounge at Kansas City's Union Station talking fashion with the designers.
I've included some photos from the evening below. And our interviews with the designers will be available on Kansas City Fashion Week's Facebook page soon!
I’m so excited to be a part of Kansas City Fashion Week’s 14th season! Neville Miller and I will be bringing you behind the scenes of the Saturday, Sept. 29 show at Union Station.
Come out to see featured designer Rachel Roy and many other wonderful designers or check KCFashionWeek.com to join the fun!
Also that night, I’ll be wearing Rachel Roy. Rachel built a ready-to-wear and accessories business into a globally recognized brand. She is also the founder of Kindness Is Always Fashionable, helping women artisans around the world create sustainable income for their families and communities. And just this year, Rachel was named a UN Women Champion for Innovation.
For tickets and more information about KC Fashion Week, visit KCFashionWeek.com.
In a little less than a month, I'll be in Sioux Falls at the Fall into Books Event, and I'm so excited! I'll be signing my books at the Museum of Visual Materials, and just for you guys, I'll be doing a special! If you buy 3 or more of my books, you'll get to choose from a book-inspired coffee mug, necklace or tee shirt for FREE! And of course, I'll have some small-town and second-chance romance swag, so make sure you stop by and visit me! I can't wait to see you all Oct. 13! For more information, visit Fall into Books!
Butterfly Weeds is my baby—my debut novel. It’s about high school sweethearts and country music and second chances! ❤️🎵Find Will & Julia’s story and all my novels on Amazon!
Happy Tuesday! When Cicadas Cry is my fifth novel. It’s a standalone, and it’s not part of a series. So, if you haven’t read any of my books yet, you can start with this one! My favorite part about this story is Rem and Ashley’s secret. It’s a secret they share, but neither of them knows it! I hope you get a chance to check out their story. When Cicadas Cry is for ages 12 to 99 and is available on Amazon, iTunes & B&N. Happy Reading! ♥Laura
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I'm so looking forward to the Sioux Falls Fall into Books Event, hosted by On The Run Book Reviews! I'll be signing all my book there. You can bring a copy you already own or purchase one once you get there! The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Museum of Visual Materials in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. For tickets and more information, visit the Fall into Books Event website. I can't wait to see you there!
I had so much fun at the Tiger Tailgate! 🐯 Thank you to all those who stopped by and visited with me! And THANK YOU for helping to make scholarship dreams come true for future Tigers! #mizzoumade
Hi, my name is Laura (Brandt) Miller, and I’ll be selling and signing my books at the Tiger Tailgate in Independence, Mo. on Aug. 4. For those who are unfamiliar with the event, it’s a family-friendly evening of barbecue, vendors and a live and silent auction. AND this year, former MU football coach Gary Pinkel will be making an appearance! The Tiger Tailgate is one of two big events the Kansas City Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association hosts every year to raise money for future Tiger scholarships. So, whether you’re a Tiger fan or even a fan of that team across the state line, I hope you get a chance to come out, have fun and help further the education of a future Tiger!
And for those who don’t know me, I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and I have a degree in newsprint journalism from the J-School. While at Mizzou, I was co-captain of the track team. And it was on that team that I met my husband, Channel 9 meteorologist Neville Miller. And together, we’ve eaten our fair share of Shakespeare’s Pizza and The Heidelberg’s happy hour wings.
Today, I write novels about small towns and small-town people. But my stories go back a little further than my college days.
I spent the first years of my life in the Berger, Mo. river bottoms, 70 miles west of St. Louis, on a hog farm. And then, the Flood of ’93 happened. And after several boat rides over flooded farmland to get to our house, we called it quits and moved to a big hill outside of New Haven, Mo. It was there that I went to high school.
I finished my first novel while living in Charleston, S.C. It was published four years later in Columbia, Mo. At the time, I was working as a government newspaper reporter and was more accustomed to planning and zoning ordinances and trying to figure out the difference between a container and a cargo ship than make-believe. But that same year, my debut novel hit the Amazon Best-seller’s list, and from there, I decided to wash off my ink-stained hands and give this make-believe thing a try.
I now live in the Northland, here in Kansas City, and write my stories looking back. I’m inspired by the little towns and small-town people that make up my childhood. I have seven novels published, and in them you can find towns that closely resemble places like Detmold, Mo., New Haven, Berger, Hermann and Columbia. And characters include a girl who grows up in a little river town of 200 people, a quiet World War II veteran that bales hay with his grandson, a newspaper editor who patiently endures the townspeople’s conspiracy theories and a firefighter who dreams of becoming a country music star. Additionally, all my stories have one other thing in common—love.
I really hope you get a chance to check them out. As I mentioned, I’ll be at the Tiger Tailgate Aug. 4. But in the meantime, you can find digital and paper copies of all my books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes. I can’t wait to see you soon! M-I-Z!
For tickets to the Tiger Tailgate, visit Mizzou.com!
The Life We Almost Had is my latest book, but you can read it first! All my books are standalones!
The Life We Almost Had is about first love and a second chance in a small, Missouri town—inspired by the town I grew up in! AND main character Berlin Elliot has a pretty cool job, too, but I can’t say what it is!
Find Iva & Berlin’s story and all my books on Amazon! 💛
Before I ever wrote one line of a novel, I was a newspaper reporter. My beat was government news. And for most of the meetings I covered, I was the only female in the room. And sadly, all over the world, women and girls face barriers when it comes to fundamental human rights, access to education and an equal place in the workforce. We’ve come a long way. We still have a way to go. Empowered girls grow up to be empowered women. I am so proud to be a part of the #AugusteforWOMEN & #UNWomenAust campaign. Join @augustethelabel and @UNWomen in raising awareness for the empowerment, education, safety and leadership of our sisters. And visit Auguste the Label to purchase one of these beautiful tees! 100% of the retail value goes to meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide! 💗
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. Look for The Life We Almost Had, Laura's latest small-town romance, at book retailers now. And check out her children's book, Pay It Forward!