Orange County, California
Bio: MillieAnne grew up in the mysterious depths of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. Her stories are from memories of her relationships in the Chinese community, and the experiences of growing up in one of the biggest melting pots of the world. Inspired by John Steinbeck through his books: Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, Travels with Charley, and Grapes of Wrath, (and many other of his stories), MillieAnne left the business environment of Los Angeles and went on the road to experience life differently. From a position as a waitress in the Squaw Valley Village cafeteria where she worked in exchange for room and board and a lift ticket at the former site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, she has chased Havolina on horseback in the southern part of the Arizona desert. For all the years in between then and now MillieAnne has tended bar in a Southern California restaurant frequented by Navy service men, been a cocktail waitress in a famous cowboy bar in Phoenix, Arizona, and has had positions as a copy writer, morgue librarian, and feature editor for college newspapers. The list goes on to weave a wide fabric of her writing choices. Currently MillieAnne is working on a novel set in the mysterious and secretive community of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read here, follow-her blog: millieannelowe.wordpress.com and website-to-come and read excerpts of a unique story with surprising twists!