“I am filled with gratitude for my family and friends. I am driven by faith and a love of God and consider each day a blessing.” – Mia
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, MiaLisa McFarland Millares was inspired to write books by the Ezra Jack Keats book-writing competition in her elementary school (P.S.48) and intermediate schools (McKinley).
She is a wife and mother of three small children, and she has also been a yoga teacher, lawyer, mediator, elementary school teacher, trainer, youth minister, professional storyteller, resort activity host, and actress.
She does most of her writing holding a small baby and typing with one hand. She and her husband reside in Minnesota with their three spirited children and her parents, which makes for a three generation household. A Mother’s Love: Sleep Tight, My Darlings, is her debut children’s picture book.