Mitzi Miller is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of five books, including the wildly popular Scholastic/Point 3- book teen series, Hotlanta. A contributing writer for Essence, Miller also regularly contributes entertainment and relationship stories, as well as biting commentary and first-person pieces to a wide array of magazines, including Elle (U.K.), VIBE, Uptown, and SET. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on VH1's humorous list shows, as well as ABC's top-rated morning show, Good Morning America, and The Food Network.
Prior to her work as a freelance journalist, Miller served as a staff editor and the Sex, Sex, Sex column writer for JANE. There, in addition to her monthly column, she frequently contributed celebrity features and quirky girly stories to the magazine's entertainment section, including "Mitzi Lives Like A Privileged White Woman For A Week" and '"How To Date 8 Guys At Once," which received a favorable write-up in the Washington Post Newspaper.
Before her position at JANE, Mitzi worked at HONEY, where she started her career in 2001 as an unpaid intern before quickly becoming the girl-around-town columnist for the hip magazine's monthly feature, "Road Trippin'." Readers quickly grew addicted to her many quirky, fun-filled adventures: Speed dating, learning how to surf in Hawaii, and spending time as an enlisted soldier in the United States Army's boot camp are just a few of the highlights. Mitzi remained at HONEY for two years, during which she became the Entertainment Editor, received an honorable mention from the National Association of Black Journalists for her full-length feature story on domestic violence amongst young urban women, titled "Killing Me Softly," and, thanks to the popularity of her column, ultimately became the face of HONEY magazine.
Mitzi's first book, The Angry Black Woman's Guide to Life (Plume/Dutton) was released in April 2004 to rave reviews in The New York Times, Boston Globe and Newsweek. Her second book, The Vow (Harper Collins) was released in October 2005 and also met with outstanding reviews in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and Glamour, was excerpted in the March 2006 issue of Cosmopolitan, and earned a coveted spot on the Essence Bestseller List. Most recently, Mitzi signed a three-book deal with Scholastic Inc., which began publishing the African American Literary Award nominated Hotlanta series, in April of 2008.
When not pursuing writing and television opportunities, Miller is a skilled public speaker who has appeared at various forums and seminars nationwide including Hip-Hop 4 Life Youth Fest 2008; The Freshman Honors Reception at Florida A&M University; and Essence Magazine's Image of Black Women in Media Panel.
Miller resides in New York City. You can keep up with her daily drama at her personal blog: www.mitzimoments.blogspot.com
Kimberly Whalen (literature)
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I enjoy reading, writing, traveling, people watching and spending time with my loved ones.
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