Before becoming a full-time writer, Susan Miller worked for the U. S. Government (primarily with the U. S. Geological Survey), conducting fieldwork in California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah. Subsequently, she taught introductory geology and oceanography at the college level and offered short courses in writing, geology, paleontology and oceanography in Tucson area schools. Susan is currently a Research Affiliate of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women and a SIROW Scholar.
Susan is the 2018 Writer in Residence (Winter/Spring) at the Pima County Public Library. Her most recent book, "Chasm" was the 2016 WILLA Award Finalist in Contemporary Fiction and a 2015 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award Finalist.