Pat Zietlow Miller knew she wanted to be a writer ever since her seventh-grade English teacher read her paper about square-dancing skirts out loud in class and said: “This is the first time anything a student has written has given me chills.” (Thanks, Mrs. Mueller! You rock!)
Pat started out as a newspaper reporter and wrote about everything from dartball and deer-hunting to diets and decoupage. Then, she joined an insurance company and edited its newsletter and magazine.
Now, she writes insurance information by day and children’s books by night. Her first picture book, SOPHIE’S SQUASH, will be illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf and published Aug. 6, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade, a division of Random House. Her second picture book, SHARING THE BREAD, which is being illustrated by Jill McElmurry, should come out from Schwartz & Wade in 2015. A picture book inspired by Olympic sprinter Wilma Rudolph called THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE was recently acquired by Chronicle Books.
Pat has one wonderful husband, two delightful daughters and two pampered cats. She doesn’t watch much TV, but she does love “Glee.” Pat lives in Madison, Wisconsin.