J. P. Miller

About J. P. Miller

    J.P. Miller is an award-winning author who has been published since 2013. Growing up in Asheville, NC, her weekdays were filled with school and sports. The daughter of a Baptist minister, her weekends were spent in church. In between, she loved to read.

    As a student in the 1960s and 70s, she had an unrelenting thirst for books about African American people and culture. Few were available. After retiring from the U.S. Forest Service in 2015, J.P. dedicated her life to writing stories of the African Diaspora in children’s literature. She enjoys writing stories that young people enjoy and parents and educators yearn for while taking an active role in tearing down cultural barriers.

    J. P. is a recipient of the 2016 Best Short Stories/Anthologies Award (African American Literary Award) and in 2021 Black Authors Matter Award (National Black Book Festival).

    J. P. Miller

    Topics I Love to Speak On:

    • Missing Voices in Children’s Literature
    • Who’s Really Writing Culturally Diverse Books
    • Finding Common Ground
    • How Social Identity is Established
    • Media’s Influence on Cultural Bias
    • Cultural Sensitivity
    • Authentic Cultural Representation in Literature
    • Race in America