Milan was raised in Southern California. She wrote her first book at the age of ten, and intended to be an author from a young age. After failing spectacularly at this, she changed her mind. She received a double major in mathematics and chemistry from Florida State University in 2000, and went on to get a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 2003, where she did research on computer models of glassy behavior.
She then went to the University of Michigan school of law, where she graduated summa cum laude, after which she clerked for Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit, followed by Retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was a law professor at Seattle University School of Law for several years, teaching contracts and intellectual property, before quitting to write full-time.
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