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Christiana Miller
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Christiana Miller is a novelist, TV writer and mom who's led an unusual life. In addition to writing for General Hospital: Night Shift and General Hospital, she's had her DNA shot into space (where she's currently cohabiting in a drawer with Stephen Colbert and Stephen Hawking), she's been serenaded by Klingons, and she's been the voices of all the female warriors in the games Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat III.

In addition to writing the bestselling novel, Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead, Christiana also co-founded the Chicago Screenwriters Network and is actively involved in the Writers Guild of America and in Northwestern University’s Entertainment Alliance. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching classes about e-publishing.

You can connect with Christiana through her Facebook page at or follow her on Twitter at @writechristiana.

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Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Cover Me, Baby!

(18) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 5:08 PM

A book cover is an invitation -- a way of seducing the reader. It beckons, inviting them to enter the world of your book and dance with your characters for awhile. It makes a promise about what kind of music they'll be dancing to.

Your cover should convey the...

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Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Amazon's Matchbook Program

(13) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 2:04 PM

There's a lot of buzz right now about Amazon's Matchbook Program. But only one traditional publishing house is willing to try it -- and only on a limited basis. So, where does that leave indie authors, who are wondering whether or not they should jump in?

In the catbird seat.

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Self-Publishing on a Shoestring

(47) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM

When you first enter the world of indie-publishing, things can get confusing, fast. The learning curve is steep. And now that companies have realized how lucrative it can be, self-publishing and vanity imprints are springing up like wild mushrooms, working hard to convince people to spend between $1,000 and $25,000...

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