Theresa Miller - Author
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Spin Doctor's Wife
The Spin Doctor's Wife is a fast-paced, humorous novel set in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and featuring three very real and flawed people: a high profile spin-doctor, his infertile wife and his TV celebrity lover.
Megan is obsessed with having a baby, believing it will save her marriage. After years of trying to conceive through IVF, she discovers her husband has become a father after a one-night-stand. She throws him out and stalks his lover. Conceding her ovaries are too old, Megan offers to buy her rival’s eggs. In the meantime, Megan fears someone is following her and that her past is finally catching up.
Megan’s philandering husband, Laurie believes IVF has ruined his life. He controls the media and the message. But his growing attachment to his ‘accidental’ daughter forces him to confront his vices and his own personal PR disaster.
Carla was once a child-singing star and is desperate for the limelight again. Despite her classical training, she sings Tina Turner covers at remote RSL clubs. She uses her pregnancy to entrap Laurie, believing he will rocket her to stardom. But her Faustian pact backfires.
How far will they go to get what they want?
Due to be published in June 2019.
Making Babies - Personal IVF Stories - Scribe 2007
Making Babies tells the stories behind the statistics, inside the world of egg harvesting, blastocyst transferral and hormone injections.
Here are fourteen very candid, personal accounts of IVF survivors; many are inspiring, some are heartbreaking, while others are simply miraculous.
From single mothers, to long-term heterosexual and gay couples, Making Babies presents an array of experiences from those who have been touched by the incredible possibilities opened up by IVF technology.
Within this remarkable collection of memoirs are stories of personal loss, endurance, unwavering dedication and sacrifice and, above all, confirmation of the inexplicable love that stems from the act of becoming a parent - whether through natural means, reproductive technology, surrogacy or adoption.
If you’re contemplating IVF, this book can serve as a reality check. If you’ve been through the process, it can help you make sense of your own feelings by reading similar experiences. If you have friends, family or patients on the IVF treadmill, Making Babies will arm you with inside
knowledge, to support them on their journey.
Theresa Miller is an IVF mother, journalist and since 2012 has been
a member of the IVF Australia Ethics Committee.
Theresa and her husband Stuart at her book launch
5AA radio interview
ABC radio interview
Speech to the Garvan Inst.
“A must read for anyone considering IVF.
Jane Doyle, 5AA Breakfast Presenter
“….an insight into the lives of people who move mountains to have a baby.”
Sushi Das, The Age
“Offering parents a degree of hope, as well as a realistic appraisal of the IVF experience, Making Babies makes for dramatic and compulsive reading.”
Dianne Dempsey, The Age
“...a fascinating read for those touched by infertility or interested in assisted reproduction.”
Pregnancy and Birth
“Theresa Miller, take a bow! Making Babies just landed on my desk. I picked it up and was immediately engrossed... Fabulous. It looks great and reads even better.”
Linda Smith, Editor That’s Life Magazine
“...14 enthralling and personal IVF stories.”
Graham Readfearn, The Courier Mail