Over the years, I have written numerous stories and a novel. My writing is influenced by growing up in Arkansas, working in social service agencies, traveling, and living in our always interesting world.

Below is my bio. Thank you to everyone along the way who published my work, provided feedback, and offered an encouraging word.


Karen T. Miller’s stories have been published in The Baltimore Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Snake Nation Review, and other literary journals. Her story “John Ashcroft Is My Hero” was published in Tartts: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Miller’s collection of stories was a finalist for the Tartt First Fiction Award and the Doris Bakwin Award. More recently, The Promise Claimers, her first novel, won the Blydyn Square Books competition.

After many years of teaching writing at the University of Minnesota Crookston, Miller now makes her home in Overland Park, Kansas.


Things that brighten my day are a good cup of coffee and a scone; a visit to a bookstore, especially one with a cat; spotting a coyote or deer on a walk with my husband; a good TV show; and, of course, a good book.