Sally Miller graduated with an AB in Psychology from Rutgers (New
Brunswick NJ) in 1982 after stints at Oberlin (Ohio) and Iowa State (Ames
IA). She received post graduate sex therapy training and certification
from the Berkeley Sex Therapy Group (Berkeley CA), also in 1982. |
During the rest of the 80s she pioneered sexual counseling over the telephone and produced several audiotapes and cable television shows. She also owned and managed the Jersey Girls, a phone sex service which worked in conjunction with her counseling.
In the 90s Sally published The Whole Sex Catalog, a periodical called Sexual Perspectives, and ten modest books of educational erotica with a focus on teaching self-acceptance and communication skills to people with unconventional obsessions. Her publications have been extensively reviewed, and copies are on file at the Kinsey Institute and the libraries of SIECUS and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex.
Articles by Sally on a variety of topics have been published in The Affiliate, The Rocky Mountain Oyster, The Women’s Newspaper of Princeton, EIDOS, Touchpoint, The Jersey Shore Holistic Magazine, Street News, Clean Sheets, Chic Galleria, and others.
Sally Miller is widowed with four grown children. While the children were growing up, Sally started her first business, making and selling colorful patchwork clothing and quilts at craft shows and music festivals, a truly family business. After her husband died in 1976, she joined the Forum for Singles in Princeton NJ and became a group leader there while she was finishing her studies at Rutgers. A longtime member of the Higginsville Writers Group in the Flemington NJ area, Sally has also been active in the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group and served with her son Dave as co-chairperson of the Restaurant Committee.
In 2002 Sally wrote and published a cookbook called Good Eats at Sally's, as well as putting the finishing touches on Part 1 of The ABC's of Living Without Cancer. In 2004 she completed a book entitled Sylvia, A Memoir of Hollywood Star Sylvia Sidney, a book about Boxelder Basin, the house and gardens that Sally calls home. It is full of pictures and has a wonderful surprise ending (don't peek!). Sally has also run several retreat programs at Boxelder Basin which featured information on natural healing techniques, including dietary changes, stress management, and spiritual growth.
Pieces Sally began to write just for fun during this time were put directly onto her website, under Writings. Categories: Essays, Health Commentary, Poems, Short Stuff, Critters, Rants, and Erotic Fiction (see pull-down menu above). In 2006 she put her own writing aside to edit and publish three chapbooks by Ukrainian/American author Mykola Dementiuk. This was followed by the editing and publishing of two full-length novels and a collection of stories by the same author.
In 2009 Sally completed her second cookbook Sally's In The Kitchen, and The Truth According to Sally Miller, Collected Essays: Health & Wellness, Sexuality & Relationships.
Specific stories and articles slated to appear in the future are "The Man in the Basement," a WWII mystery set in Ames, IA, where they secretly cleaned the uranium for the atom bombs of the Manhattan Project, "The Little Yellow Honda: Truck Games," a short book about relationships and driving with big rigs, and a series of articles for writers and others called “Too Many Hads, Too Many Thats, Too Many Ands.”
All books are available by mail through Synergy Book Service and at Amazon.