Christa Miller

Dark Fiction & Children's Fiction

The life and writing lessons of #MPRraccoon

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen some of my tweets this week around #MPRraccoon, the young female raccoon who scaled St. Paul’s UBS tower. Unlike (apparently) much of the rest of the world, I was not going to be satisfied with learning that she had simply […]

March reads: Keeping it short

I had a little bit of a rough month. Early on I was struggling with flagging energy, anxiety, basically all symptoms I only experience when I eat foods to which I’m sensitive — grains in particular, except I wasn’t eating grains. I had, however, reintroduced nightshades into my diet. Long […]

Sensitivity readers sensitize… they don’t censor

The last year has seen a rather contentious debate over whether sensitivity reading — the practice of having stories critiqued or edited by people who represent the marginalized communities from which characters might come — constitutes censorship. This actually isn’t a new issue. Nearly 20 years ago, Debbie Reese, a […]