Karen Hokanson Miller


Karen Hokanson Miller

The Children's Author

Professional Biography

Writing for and about children is something Karen Miller is truly passionate about. Turning everyday calamities and mishaps into humor inspired Karen Miller to write stories for the Chicago Tribune and special interest magazines. Funny stories of her family, edited and embellished, have appeared in several children’s magazines. Her children’s interest in Nature sparked nonfiction pieces in magazines like National Geographic World.

A former school teacher and bookseller, Karen has never strayed far from her childhood love of books. Currently Karen is a tutor for the Yancey County Literacy Council, a member of the Author’s Guild, American Library Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the North Carolina Writer’s Network.

She serves as the Children’s Literature Coordinator for the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival (Burnsville, NC).

She has also been a judge for the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Contest (the self-published picture book category) and the Rebecca Caudhill Award (an award given by the children of Illinois for the best in Children’s Literature.)

Best selling books

Monsters Book Cover

Monsters and Water Beasts: Creatures of Fact or Fiction?


Bogeyman 101: A Guide to Bogeymen Around the World

A Troll's Tale

The Ghostly Tales of Winston-Salem

The Ghostly Tales of Southwest Pennsylvania

The Ghostly Tales of Columbia

The Ghostly Tales of the Catskills

The Ghostly Tales of the Adirondacks

The Ghostly Tales of the Rio Grande Valley