Christa Miller

Dark Fiction & Children's Fiction

a man in black huddles against a wall as shadows reach for him

From upside down to in between and beyond

I’ve been a horror fan since I was a young teen. I can trace it back further, to the fact that my favorite Nancy Drew books all took place in creepy locations, and I adored the original Scooby Doo cartoons that I only ever watched with my cousins. But my […]

Things are gonna change, I can feel it

In the time of chimpanzees I was a… okay, never mind. Although, 1993, the year Beck’s “Loser” came out, may as well feel like prehistory. That year, I was graduating from high school with a raft of scholarships, including a three-year Air Force ROTC ride. My future looked bright. Needless […]

Writing from the outside looking in

On Twitter not long ago, Jenna’s Truth author Nadia King tweeted a link to a wonderful short post, “The Detachment of Writers,” by Scottish YA author Abigail Shepherd, who summed up my own lifelong experience: “I often see the more intense parts of my own life as though I’m watching […]

We are more than just numbers

We live in a time of division. Out of fear, we’re dividing ourselves more quickly than ever among binary choices that diminish and deny the richness of human experience and identity by demanding complete conformity. It’s as if in our own desperation to belong, we try mightily to create belonging… […]