“I self-published my first book […] It stands out from other books on this subject as it contains the identities and photographs of real mental health patients who have lived experience.”
— Debra Herman Miller
A member of the Writers’ League since 2022, Debra lives in the Austin area.
Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?
Debra Herman Miller: Non-Fiction.
Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?
DHM: Oprah Winfrey: “WE are the SHAC: Open Your Mind to See ALL People, gives hope to those abused by the mental health system and offers Living Proof is REAL and POSSIBLE for Everyone! Great Job!”
Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?
DHM: WE are the SHAC by Paul Young
Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.
DHM: I was so excited to win a gift certificate at an event.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
DHM: Self-publishing more books!
Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past few years that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)
DHM: Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown of Houston, Texas
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
DHM: I self-published my first book and launched it on Amazon.com February 22, 2022. I wrote if for a local nonprofit over the past six years. It stands out from other books on this subject as it contains the identities and photographs of real mental health patients who have lived experience with mental (and/or physical) disability that is ordinarily forbidden due to HIPPA regulations.