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Karen E. Quinones Miller is the author of the Essence best selling novels Satin Doll, I’m Telling, Using What You Got, Ida B., (nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction), Satin Nights, and Passin’.

Miller was born and raised in Harlem and dropped out of school in the 8th grade, but later finished her education and became a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 1999 she self-published her first novel, Satin Doll, and sold 3,000 copies in just six weeks --and ultimately sold 28,000 copies in six months. The publishing rights to Satin Doll and a second book were ultimately sold at auction for a six-figure deal. She has subsequently been published by Simon & Schuster, Warner Books, and Grand Central
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Excerpt from An Angry-Ass Black Woman

We moved around a lot, but 117th Street was our ground zero. We moved to 115th Street, 116th Street, 118th Street, and 119th Street. Once my mom actually moved us to the Bronx. I’ll never forget the address. 525 Rosedale Avenue. It was in an integrated housing project. The Bronx River Projects. First time we’d ever lived around white kids. We weren’t there for long, though.

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Satin Doll

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I'm Telling

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Ida B.

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Passin'

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Using What You Got

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Satin Nights

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Uptown Dreams

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Lawrence Hello Karen, Thank you for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I have enjoyed reading your books and I'm in the process of selecting one for my "Q" author this year. Happy Reading & Writing, in your case and stay in touch. :)


Karen Miller Hey! No prob . . . thanks for requesting me!


Pamela Hey Karen...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Bradley Hello Karen, thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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