Monday, February 23, 2009

Tekla Dennison Miller Book Siogning

Write On Four Corners Reader Signs

Libby Cowles, Staff and Community Relations Manager
Maria’s Bookshop
(970) 247-1438


DURANGO (February 23, 2009)— Tekla Dennison Miller, author of The Warden Wore Pink, A Bowl of Cherries and Life Sentences, will read from and sign copies of her latest novel, Inevitable Sentences, at Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Avenue in Durango, on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Big Bay Point Lighthouse, on Michigan’s Lake Superior, has illuminated rocky shoals for more than a hundred years. Transformed into a safehouse, these days the stout old tower shelters women and children from emotional turbulence. Celeste Brookstone as new owner and director of the safehouse has found a satisfying life mission after the murder of her daughter, Pilar. Celeste is also taking advantage of the proximity of the lighthouse to the new man in her life, retired prison warden, Max Whitefeather. That the shelter is so close to Hawk Haven Prison, where Pilar’s suspected murderer is serving a life sentence, seems immaterial to Celeste. After all, she has played a part in seeing Chad Wilbanks permanently locked away in maximum security isolation. Or is he?

Tekla Dennison Miller is a former prison warden who managed two prisons simultaneously (a men's maximum and a multi-level women's) outside Detroit, Michigan. Her published memoir, The Warden Wore Pink, is about her twenty-year career in corrections. Ms. Miller also taught children in South Central LA after the riots, worked with mentally challenged enlisted men while employed with the US Special Services in Germany, was the first female probation officer in Oakland County, Michigan and the supervisor of the first prison camp for women in Michigan. Ms. Miller is a social activist, writer and national speaker focusing on women's issues, juvenile and criminal justice reform. She resides in Colorado with her husband and two golden retrievers.

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