Marla Milling, Author
I’m a full-time freelance writer based in Asheville, NC. I sold my first freelance article in 1988 and since then I’ve sold hundreds of articles and essays. I’ve written about a wide range of topics: health, pregnancy, tech-related, cooking, nutrition, luxury homes, remodeling, craft beer and mesmerizing cocktails, product reviews, parenting issues, profiles of artists and craftspeople, as well as travels around the southeast. I’m an Asheville native and absolutely love writing about this town.
My first book, Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History debuted this summer and offers a unique blend of visionaries, risk takers and creative souls lends energy to Asheville’s historic streets. Today, bohemian street performers, funky shops, exquisite art galleries, restaurants and craft breweries blend in among some of the most revered vintage architecture in the country.
Discover quirky figures like a “nun” named Sister Bad Habit, who entertains passengers on the LaZoom bus; the Man in White living statue; and Asheville’sVillage Witch. Be inspired by innovative dreamers such as Julian Price, who invested millions in the once-desolate downtown Asheville, giving money to an eclectic mix of restaurateurs and shop owners.
Come by my booth and say ‘hi’, pick up a book, if you love Asheville, you’ll love the stories I’ve collected.