- February 14—Visiting scholar for Let’s Talk About It, Ada Community Library, Hidden Springs, Idaho, discussing Thrity Umrigar’s The Space Between Us
- February 22—Visiting scholar for Let’s Talk About It, Coeur d’Alene City Library, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, discussing Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire
- February 27-April 17—Write Your Life Story, Lewis-Clark State College, Mondays 6:30-8:30.
- March 14—Visiting scholar for Let’s Talk About It, discussing Russell Baker’s Growing Up, Lewiston City Library, Lewiston, Idaho
- March 22—Visiting scholar for Let’s Talk About It, discussing Honey in the Horn, McCall Library, McCall, Idaho
- March 25—Plant-based Cooking Boot Camp, Dahmen Arts Center, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Uniontown, Washington
- March 29—Introduction to Gluten-Free Cooking—Dahmen Arts Center, 6-9 p.m. Uniontown, Washington
- April 6—Boise Food Co-op, Meridian store, time TBD, Mini Plant-Based Cooking boot camp, Meridian, Idaho
- April 7—Jake’s Gluten-Free Market, Meridian, Idaho, booksigning, Blue Moon Vegan, 12-3 p.m.
- April 8—Boise Food Co-op, downtown store, time TBD, booksigning, Blue Moon Vegan.
- April 17-23—Get Lit!, Spokane, Washington, workshop, “Meditative Writing Practices and Healthy Communities”
- May 19-21, Write on the River, Wenatchee, Washington, sessions: “Character Diaries,” “Perseverance in the Writing Life,” “Micro-fictions: In a Flash,” “A Character Named Place”
- Another interview about the writing life with the inimitable Los Angelean Dave Booda and his Darken the Page broadcast.
- April 21—Book launch and signing for Jagged Edge of the Sky, Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, WA. 7 p.m.
- April 26—Visiting scholar for Let’s Talk About It at Grangeville, Idaho’s Centennial Library discussing Maria Semple’s Where Did Bernadette Go?
- April 28—Book launch for Jagged Edge of the Sky at Lewis-Clark Center for Arts and History, Lewiston, Idaho, 7 p.m. After-party at Blue Lantern Coffee House, 8:30 p.m.
- April 30—Cooking demo and booksigning for Blue Moon Vegan and Blue Moon Vegetarian at Natural Grocers in Spokane, WA, 1 p.m.
- Lovely interview about Jagged Edge of the Sky with Bonnie Dodge, award-winning author of Waiting and Goldie’s Daughter as well as co-owner of River St. Press
- May 7—Signing for Jagged Edge of the Sky at . . . and BOOKS too!
- Oct. 29-31–BinderCon scholar, Cooper Union, NYC
- Nov. 8–Women’s Book Club, Jagged Edge of the Sky discussion
- A career highlight: being asked to participate in a video reading of the first chapter of Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children. I’m the one with the big vase of flowers in front of me: https://vimeo.com/129890559
- We’ve done an amazing number of launch events around our small region starting with release parties at Blue Lantern Coffee House and Bridge Baking. We’ve done signings at And Books, Too, Book People of Moscow, and Vig’s Health Food in Lewiston, Idaho, in addition to a presentation for the Honey Glampers. We’ve been featured in a number of publications, including The Lewiston Morning Tribune and The Daily Evergreen, and have done interviews for a number of online and radio stations including a podcast for AC Fuller’s “Writer 2.0,” Dave Booda’s “Darken the Page” and Ed Forneau’s “Power Up Your Health” (episode 21) on CBS Sports Radio.
- So thrilled to have Blue Moon Vegan featured at Vox Populi
- My poem “Halls in Our Blood” will appear in the anthology Teaching as a Human Experience, to be released this spring from Cambridge Scholars Publishing and edited by Dr. Patrick Blessinger, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.
- Lewiston Morning Tribune featured article about Clearwater Writers in their Inland 360 Arts publication. Online version: http://inland360.com/books/2015/11/writer-retreat-offers-time-space-for-creativity/
- Really happy and honored to have been invited to write about my experiences as a hybrid press (also called “third way” publishing) author. I always jump at the chance to talk about Booktrope and so, the article “Hybrid Legacy” came to be. Ms. Miller is the author of the fabulous novel OUR ORBIT.
- Two new flash fiction publications from a collection-in-the-works titled Hair of the Dog–“Caroline Picked Up a Piece of Paper on the Playground” and “Chemo, Then Gainesville”–have been published at Spilt Infinitive Literary Magazine (and yes, that is S-P-I-L-T Infinitive, not S-p-l-i-t): “Caroline Picked Up a Piece of Paper on the Playground” also appeared in Spilt Infinitive Anthology 2013 by Hubris Press.
- My short story from the same collection “Somebody Should Have Scolded the Girl” has been accepted for publication by Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts and will appear in their Spring 2014 volume, which is due out in May
- Dove Creek will be recorded for a free program for the hearing impaired known as “Talking Books” http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/talking-book-service
- A beautifully written review of Nurses Who Love English by poet Lisa Panepinto can be found at http://cabildoquarterly.tumblr.com/post/61031992471/review-nurses-who-love-english-by-paula-marie-coomer
- Jan. 20, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10 7- 8:30–3 night series–Cooking From Blue Moon Vegetarian at the BLUE LANTERN COFFEE HOUSE 326 Main St., Lewiston https://www.facebook.com/TheBlueLanternCoffeeHouse
- Feb. 22–11 a.m. Discussion, reading, and recipe sampling at the East Bonner County Library District, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint, Idaho; phone (208) 263-6930 http://www.ebcl.lib.id.us/
- Mar. 1 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Booksigning and recipe sampling at Bonners Books at 7195 Main St, Bonners Ferry, Idaho; phone (208) 267-2622 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bonners-Books/159549630742101
- Mar. 1 1:30-3 Discussion of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at the Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho; phone (208)-267-3750as part of the Idaho Commission for Libraries “Let’s Talk About It” Series http://boundary.lili.org/
- Mar. 11 7-8:30 p.m. Discussion of Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthann Lum McClunn at the Lewiston City Library, 411 D St., Lewiston, Idaho; phone (208-743-6519); as part of the Idaho Commission for Libraries “Let’s Talk About It” Series http://www.lewistonlibrary.org/
- April 12 1:30-3 Discussion of Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck at the Boundary County Library, 6370 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho; phone (208)-267-3750as part of the Idaho Commission for Libraries “Let’s Talk About It” Series http://boundary.lili.org/
- April 14 7-8:30 p.m. Blue Moon Vegetarian discussion, reading, booksigning, and recipe sampling Lewiston City Library, 411 D St., Lewiston, Idaho; phone (208-743-6519) http://www.lewistonlibrary.org/