MillieAnne Lowe

Orange County, California, United States

MillieAnne grew up in the mysterious depths of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. Her stories are from memories of her relationships in the Chinese community, and the experiences of growing up in one of the biggest melting pots of the world.
Inspired by John Steinbeck through his books: Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, Travels with Charley, and Grapes of Wrath, (and many other of his stories), MillieAnne found the right moment to leave the business environment of Los Angeles in the ‘70s and went on the road to experience life differently. From a position as a waitress in the Squaw Valley Village cafeteria where she worked in exchange for room and board and a lift ticket at the former site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, she also has been on horseback chasing Havolina in the southern part of the Arizona desert.
For all the years in between then and now MillieAnne has bartended in a Southern California bar frequented by Navy service men, been a cocktail waitress in the famous place of western and rock music, Mr. Lucky's, in Phoenix, Arizona, and has had positions as a copy writer, morgue librarian, and feature editor for college newspapers.
The list goes on to weave a wide fabric of her writing choices. Currently MillieAnne is working on a novel set in the mysterious and secretive community of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read here, follow her blog and read excerpts of another unique story she’s currently working on!

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