Dusty J. Miller combines her life-long addiction to fiction and her passion as an activist in the adventures of Alice Ott, Raging Granny and cyber sleuth. Danger in the Air, the first in the Alice Ott mystery series, takes the reader on a fast-paced adventure from small town New England to the epicenter of biological warfare, the high security labs at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. Alice Ott, with the help of a small band of concerned senior citizens, exposes a lethal cover-up. Along the way, she reunites with her long-lost French lover and co-conspirator, Gerard, and proves that age is a state of mind. In the second Alice Ott mystery, Danger At the Gates, Alice pursues the deadly secrets surrounding a murder at a poison-spewing nuclear plant. Alice expands her investigative team to include three young adventurers, a local nursing home resident, and a highly-placed official from within the ranks of the Patriot plant.
In Danger Under Ground, (June 2, 2017) Alice is on the move again as she follows the trail of a highly charged kidnapping. Her friend Felicia, her dashing French lover Gerard, and their young tattooed friends Warp and RubyStarr must expose this politically-motivated crime. Alice suspects that the Global Energies Technologies, the multinational corporation with plans to build a fracked gas pipeline through rural Franklin County, is implicated. When the FBI is called in, the stakes get higher as Alice’s young friend RubyStarr becomes the primary suspect. Meanwhile, the G.E.T. corporation’s plan for giant compressor station in neighboring North Mountain, is thwarted by a local women’s group who will use any means necessary to stop the project. When Alice learns that a deadly accident may have been first degree murder, she wonders if she will survive her investigations.
Before starting her current life as a mystery writer, Dusty Miller worked as a psychotherapist and trauma expert, teaching nationally and internationally. She is the author of numerous articles and books about the impact of childhood trauma in the adult lives of survivors. Her most popular book, Women Who Hurt Themselves (1994; 2005) has been an international success. She has appeared on popular television talks shows and has spoken nationally and internationally.
Dusty Miller is lives on a small lake in Western Massachusetts with her wife, and is the other half of a Therapy Dog team with her grand puppy Dukie.