Bio: Milam McGraw Propst has had careers as a newspaper reporter and feature writer and also in public relations with national companies as well as a variety of volunteer positions.
Highlights for the last several years include the publication of her three books with Mercer University Press: A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street, It May Not Leave a Scar, and Ociee on Her Own.
Creola?s Moonbeam is her first novel for BelleBooks.
Charlotte Street brought honors to Milam as Georgia Author of the Year for first novel and a nomination for the Townsend Prize for fiction, and nationally, it won the Parents? Choice Fiction Recommendation. As well, the book was made into a motion picture, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, starring Mare Winningham, Keith Carradine and Ty Pennington. The film premiered at Atlanta?s Fox Theater on June 1, 2003.
Produced and directed by Amy McGary and Kristen McGary, the film was released nationally in 2004, with the DVD now available. The film introduces Skyler Day as Ociee along with a number of noted Georgia stage actors, including Tom Key, Anthony Rodriquez, Janice Akers, and John Lawhorn.
Milam?s short story ?Nestle? was published in the March 2004 issue of Atlanta Magazine.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Milam has also lived in Birmingham, New Orleans, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Atlanta. Married to Jamey Propst, her college sweetheart at the University of Alabama, she has been blessed with three children: Amanda, William, and Jay, and thanks to William and his wife, Abigail, two grandsons, Loftin and Emmett. Notably, the children and Milam were extras in the movie while Jamey netted a small role with some six lines.
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Now that her beloved mother has died, nine-year-old Ociee Nash is the only girl in the Nash family. Even in the modern times of 1900 it's hard to get good grades, learn good manners, and stay out of trouble on her papa's Mississippi farm. Ociee is always up for adventures with her adoring brothers. Deciding his daring daughter needs a woman's influence, Papa Nash sends Ociee to live with her lovable Aunt Mamie in the big city of Asheville, North Carolina. There Ociee makes some fascinating frien... more info>>
"My decision was firm. Sliding out of bed, I jumped into my warm-up suit and running shoes. I grabbed my manuscript from the bedside table, tiptoed down the hall, and hurried out the kitchen door. Lifting the garbage can lid, I hurled the papers into a smelly stew of last night's meat loaf, coffee grounds, egg shells, rice, and butter beans. "Good riddance to you!" Honey Newberry, a successful Atlanta writer, has been hit by a double whammy: Writer's block and the middle-age crazies. She heads f... more info>>
Ten year old Ociee Nash is back for more adventures, trouble and laughter in the sequel to Milam McGraw Propst's award-winning young adult novel, A FLOWER BLOOMS ON CHARLOTTE STREET. Growing up in turn-of-the-century America, Ociee returns home to her family's Mississippi farm after her exciting time living with Aunt Mamie in the big city of Asheville, North Carolina. But things have changed.
If you like Anne of Green Gables and the Little House books you'll love the Ociee Nash series. Destined to become a classic in children's literature; the series has already inspired a family film, The Adventures of Ociee Nash, starring Skylar Day, Lucas Till, Ty Pennington, Keith Carradine and Mare Winningham. In the newest book, The Further Adventures of Ociee Nash, eleven year old Ociee Nash moves to the exciting city of Memphis, Tennessee, where she makes new friends, including a frightening ... more info>>