Praise for…

Riotous Assembly

 … nails[s] truths about humanity with sly strings of words, taking obvious pleasure in language and characterization … . The community itself … is a riotous assembly of personalities, intrigues and conflicts. There is a dark edge to such communities, as humorist Stephen Leacock showed us … and [Millar] manage[s] to pull off the same loving but blunt portrait … characters and scenarios and delivery style are completely infectious.”

– Marnie Woodrow, Author, Spelling Mississippi, Heyday

Grave Concern

as good a debut as any I have seena delightful heroinefascinating local folks, a touch of magic and a family mystery.” 

– Margaret Cannon, “New in Crime Fiction,” The Globe and Mail, September 2012

“The characters are rich examples ofthe scattered communities of the Valley. They are the book’s strength, and we get to know them intimately.” 

– Sean Keilty, The Humm, April 2012

“As in her 1992 book of short storiesMillar presents us with many fine phrases and descriptions. Kate, for example, is a ‘purveyor of solace to a disappointed world.’”  

– Colleen Archer, The North Renfrew Times, July 2012

The Rules of Partial Existence

“The stories charm and enchant.” 

Canadian Book Review Annual, 1992

“A sense of riotous assembly backgrounds her characters’ efforts to isolate and identify bits and pieces…” 

University of Toronto Quarterly, Fall 1993

“These stories are shot through with elegantly constructed visions of another world and several other times. …Millar has the ability to make the setting come alive in a riot of words that takes time and dashes it to bits.” 

Calgary Herald, May 2, 1992

“…engaging and wide-ranging work from a promising writer.” 

The Edmonton Journal, April 12, 1992