Nancy Baren Miller has had a successful career as an outdoor and travel writer. The novel fictionalizes many of her experiences as a camper for five years and counselor for one. Before her writing career, Nancy dreamed of having her own camp. This vision was realized in fiction form when at age 17, she wrote A Summer at Camp Floridian. It was seriously considered by a major publisher at that time.
Having majored in psychology at the University of South Florida, she turned to people-oriented activities before starting her writing career in 1989 as a columnist on RVs and camping for an Ohio weekly newspaper. Her career grew as she turned to travel and RV writing for many newspapers and magazines. By the time she retired as a free lancer in 2007, she had published more than 500 articles in over 30 sources, many of them national.
She won writing awards while a member of Midwest Travel Writers Association and Outdoor Writers of America. She also received recognition for her writing from the Ohio House of Representatives.
In 2012, 32 friends encouraged Nancy and her husband, Earl, to send them travel articles and photos during their RV trips. This turned into starting NanMillerTimes.com in 2014. It has more than 160 articles and 3,500 photographs on siites found in small and midsized towns. Because of requests from her readers for her to write a book, she has revised and reedited A Summer at Camp Floridian and has published it.