Larada Horner-Miller is a poet, essayist and accomplished award winning multi-genre author who holds a bachelor's degree in English, with a minor in Spanish and a master of education degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom. She is the accomplished author of six award-winning historical fiction, memoir, and poetry works plus three self-published cookbooks. 

Her recent book, Coronavirus Reflections: Bitter or Better, won a 2022 New Mexico book award in the body, mind, and spirit category. She shares her experience with the pandemic and gives the reader an opportunity to heal the pain and trauma of the isolation and the losses from the pandemic.

Her fifth book is the authorized memoir and biography of world-renown square dance caller Marshall "Flip" Flippo. Just Another Square Dance Caller, Biography of Marshall Flippo is available now in hardback, paperback and four e-book formats.

Her fourth book, A Time to Grow Up-A Daughter's Grief Memoir has won many awards including being a 2018 Book Excellence Awards Finalist in the Memoir category at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and a 2018 Independent Press Distinguished Favorites Award in the Memoir category. Horner-Miller has also been a past national presenter at the Women Writing the West Conference and is currently the creator of Memoir Workshops for others who are wanting to share their family's legacies through words.

Larada and her husband, Lin, enjoy being nestled in the mountains above Albuquerque, New Mexico, near the village of Tijeras. When not writing books, this passionate, energetic, and enthusiastic woman loves to spend time kicking up her heels at square dancing gatherings, traveling, knitting, and reading.

As co-manager of her family's southeastern Colorado ranch, she enjoys spending time exploring her family's historic ranch and reminiscing with her brother and his children about their mom, dad, and granddad.

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  • JoinedDecember 19, 2014


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Stories by Larada Horner-Miller
Reflection on the Coronavirus by LaradaHM
Reflection on the Coronavirus
A journey in poetry and prose to express my feelings about the coronavirus and its impact on my world.
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This Tumbleweed Landed
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