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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Martha Miller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1947 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Miller was born and raised in Springfield. She still lives there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Award-winning Midwestern writer Martha Miller is the author of four books: ''Skin to Skin: Erotic Lesbian Love Stories'', ''Nine Nights on the Windy Tree'', ''Dispatch to Death'', and ''Tales from the Levee''. Her stories, reviews, and articles are widely published in anthologies, magazines, periodicals, and newspapers. She writes a monthly column for ''Out and About Illinois'' called “Martha [Lesbian] Living,” a lesbian send-up of that other, more domestic, Martha. She is a winner of a Raymond Carver Short Fiction Award and the Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship, among others. She loves to read and she loves basketball. She teaches writing part time at a local community college and lives a quiet life with her partner Ann and two dogs and two cats.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- Illinois Arts Council, Artists Fellowship, 1997 Poets & Writers Lila Wallace Award, 1996 Springfield Area Arts Council Award for Fiction UIS, Craig Brown, Outstanding AST Award for her development and teaching of a seminar of Memoir Writing for People Dealing with AIDS '''''Tales from the Levee''''' *Friends of Lincoln Library Writer of the Year, 1995 '''''At the Last Minute''''' - short story *Raymond Carver Short Fiction Award