Hometown: International Falls, MN


Dates in Sitka: 2010-08

Kate Miller came to Sitka to work on a novel of historical fiction set in Sitka and Russia during the Russian-American colonial era. Her earlier publications include articles for history journals and anthologies, as well as poems. Her novel in progress, Sitkha, is her first work of fiction. Kate holds a Master’s Degree in English and taught literature and writing classes in Maryland for twelve years. Following that she took courses toward a Ph.D. in American Studies, but interrupted her studies for a career with the National Park Service, including three years as Alaska Regional Historian in the late 1980’s. She also worked for four years as Executive Director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Wisconsin. She lives with her husband in International Falls, Minnesota.