Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Theresa Miller

MisCon 38 Panel Volunteer

Theresa Miller lives in a small town in Idaho with four cows, three beehives, two cats, and one husband - numbers subject to change at any time. She believes in the healing magic of food, cat purrs, and human attention. In the summer you will find her outdoors - gardening,  hanging out with her bees, picking huckleberries, and writing. In the winter you will find her hiding from the cold - cooking, sewing, writing, and anything else that catches her fancy and keeps her close to the woodstove. 
Her first novel, a cozy mystery with magic called Mushrooms, Magic, and Murder, came out in April 2023

Theresa Miller spent most of her childhood in an imaginary world full of magic, fairies, secret gardens and fantastical feasts. Now she plants her own gardens, cooks her own feasts, searches the mountains for signs of fairies, and writes about magic. She has attended Miscon since 2011 and participated in the writers workshop for eight years. She won an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest with her short story "Westward to the Wastelands," and a silver honorable mention with a story she co-wrote with Eric Stever, "The Norka."
She has written articles about rural living for Countryside, Goat Journal, and Backyard Chickens. Her first novel is in timeout (in a trunk in a cabin in the mountains) where it has been left to think about its many failings. She turned her attention to small town cozy mysteries with magic. Her first novel, Mushrooms, Magic, and Murder came out in April 2023

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Informal Author Meet & Greet, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: Justin Barba, LJ Bonham, M. H. Bonham (Maggie), David Boop, Stan! Brown, Brenda Carre, C E Chester, Katie Cross, Jayel Draco, Eva Elasigue, Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Julie Frost, David Gerrold, James Glass, Thomas Gondolfi, Lynsey Griswold, Jeff Grubb, Rhiannon Held, Michael Hodges, Meradeth Houston, Andrea Howe, Paul Jenkins, GS Jennsen, Esther Jones, Frog Jones, Kevin Kauffmann, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Sanan Kolva, JM Landels (Jen), Tess Langston, Todd Lockwood, Joseph Malik, Tod McCoy, Danith McPherson, Theresa Miller, Gwendolyn Nix, Dakota Nyght, Candi Lyn Siemens, Dave Smeds, D.L. Solum, Patrick Swenson, G.R. Theron, Peter Wacks (pjwacks), Hunter Kay Wallace, Krista Wallace, Dean Wells, Walter Wiese, Danica Winters

    Join us for an informal meet & greet/hangout with a bunch of MisCon's writers and editors. This isn't a formal panel with panelists up on the stage discussing a topic. Instead, everyone will grab chairs in the pavilion, and the moderator will get things going. Then we'll open things up so small group hangouts can happen until the end of the hour. This is your chance to informally meet a bunch of the people you'll see on panels all weekend.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Eye of Argon: a Comedic Reading, The Hollow
    Panelists: M. H. Bonham (Maggie), Theresa Miller, Candi Lyn Siemens, Krista Wallace

    Arguably one of the worst stories ever written, join as the audience and panelists take turns reading until they laugh! Next person continues on. Interpretive dancing encouraged. Join the reading for mirth and merriment.

  • Break Sun 10:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Indie Publishing: Why and How?, Monster Tent (2)
    Moderator: Krista Wallace; Panelists: Sanan Kolva, Theresa Miller, Krista Wallace

    What are the differences between indie and traditional publishing? Why did I (and so many others) choose the indie route? What are some common misconceptions? And is there room for all of us? (hint: the answer is Yes).