AUTHOR SUSAN CUMMINS MILLER: FRANKIE MCFARLANE GEOLOGIST MYSTERIES
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 4th Wednesday “Tucson Sisters in Crime” Show features Susan Cummins Miller, a recovering field geologist and college instructor, and author of six Frankie MacFarlane, Geologist, mysteries. Her poems, short stories, and essays appear frequently in journals and anthologies.
Tucson writer Susan Cummins Miller, a research affiliate of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women, holds degrees in geology, history, and anthropology, with a focus on vertebrate paleontology and stratigraphy. She worked as a field geologist and taught geology and oceanography before turning to writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She has been writer-in-residence at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA, and the Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ.
Miller is the author of the novels Death Assemblage, Detachment Fault, Quarry, Hoodoo, Fracture, and Chasm, four of which were finalists for the WILLA Award in contemporary fiction. She compiled and edited A Sweet, Separate Intimacy: women writers of the American frontier, 1800-1922, a finalist for the Longan Award, and received the Tucson Poetry Festival’s Will Inman Award. Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have appeared in, or are forthcoming in, numerous journals and anthologies, including What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest; Global Warming; Without a Doubt: poems illustrating faith; What We Talk about When We Talk about It: variations on the theme of love I, II; and So West: Love Kills. In 2022/23, Finishing Line Press will release two poetry collections: Making Silent Stones Sing and Deciphering the Desert: a book of poems. More: http://www.susancumminsmiller.com/
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