Elise Frances Miller

About me

Elise Frances Miller’s collection, The Berkeley Girl: Rendezvous in London, a Novella and other Stories of the 1960s, was published by Sand Hill Review Press in September 2017. Her novel, The Berkeley Girl, in Paris 1968 (2016) was an Independent Press Awards’ 2017 Distinguished Favorite in Historical Fiction. With her degrees from UC Berkeley and UCLA, Elise began writing as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times, Art News and San Diego Magazine. She taught high school and college humanities, and served as a communications director at San Diego State University and Stanford. Her short stories have appeared in The Sand Hill Review (fiction editor, 2008), Best of the Sand Hill Review, and several of the Fault Zone series. Like the historical novels she enjoys reading, hers is thoroughly researched, based on historical events that take flight through its imaginary characters and plot. Follow her blog and updates at elisefrancesmiller.com/

From my website

How The Berkeley Girl series isn’t “chick lit” – stories for men, too?

I’m aware and concerned that very few men will want to read a book entitled “The Berkeley Girl.” And why should they? How can you, who are my female readers from three generations, place it into the hands of the men you know without enduring derisive comments in return? And…

What I did on my summer vacation (in October)

In October, Jay and I set out on a long-planned New England vacation, which turned out to be a delightful adventure. We flew east, rented a car, and drove through the countryside of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and upstate New York. Our goals were to enjoy the fall foliage…

Why I wrote The Berkeley Girl: Rendezvous in London – and other Stories of the ‘60s

Symbol of the worldwide struggle for women’s rights. Note to readers: If your Bay Area book club, service group or other organization is looking for a speaker and discussion, I’d be happy to present about my books, the late 1960s, current events or any other related topics of interest! I’m…

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