Patti Miller is the author of eight books, four launched at Varuna: the best-selling Writing Your Life, The Last One Who Remembers, Child and The Memoir Book, A&U; Whatever the Gods Do, Random House; the award-winning The Mind of a Thief - a VCE text - and Ransacking Paris, both published by UQP; and in 2017, Writing True Stories. She is also published in collections, Some Girls Do, A&U and Reading The Landscape UQP. Many of her articles and personal essays are published in newspapers and literary magazines around the country. She began 'Life Stories Workshops' at Varuna in 1991 and now teaches memoir courses around Australia and in Paris and London. More than 45 of writers she has mentored have been commercially published.