Like Alice Ott, Dusty J. Miller is a social justice activist. She is a member of the Western Mass Raging Grannies and the Central Florida Raging Grannies. Dusty and her wife Dorothy are also pickleball instructors, and sing together in hospice-bedside singing groups in Western MA and Florida.
Dusty is a retired psychologist. Her first nonfiction book, Women Who Hurt Themselves, was a success in mainstream publishing, and she continued to publish other non-fiction books in addition to her work as a teacher, and psychotherapist. The Alice Ott mystery series, published by Levellers Press, now includes four books. Although Dusty thought that Danger in the House would complete the Alice Ott mystery quartet, she is now hard at work on a fifth Alice Ott book. The Alice Ott series has been transformed into Reader’s Theater productions in both Florida and Massachusetts.