About Karen

karen hodges millerKaren’s fascination with werewolves, vampires, witches, ghosts, and all things supernatural began with the childhood classics. She gobbled up everything from The Haunting of Hill House to the Narnia series, from Dracula to Rebecca. As a writer, however, she stuck to non-fiction; working as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, and in 2004 opening her own publishing company.The Patient Wolf is her first fiction novel and of course, it features a very sexy werewolf.
When not working on her fantasy series, Karen is CEO of Open Door Publications, an independent book publishing company founded in 2004. In the last 12 years Open Door Publications has published almost 50 books on a wide variety of topics, including Karen’s three-book series for authors, Write Your Book!, Finish Your Book (with Lorette Pruden, PhD) and Sell Your Book!

In 2015 Karen expanded her publishing company to include a new imprint, Can’t Put It Down Books, which focuses on fresh, exciting fiction including paranormal and fantasy, romance and LGBT titles. In its first eight months Can’t Put It Down Books has published five new fiction titles with three more scheduled by the end of 2016.

Karen’s company also sponsors a yearly Winter Writers’ Weekend designed to let authors meet and learn from experts in the publishing world. The three-day event is held in New Hope, PA Information on the weekend can be found at www.WinterWritersWeekend.com.

You can find out more about Karen Hodges Miller at a number of sites online including www.OpenDoorPublications.com, on Twitter @Publisher_KHM, as well as on LinkedIn and www.facebook.com/OpenDoorPublications.

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About Open Door Publications 

Open Door Publications has published a plethora of books, under the over- arching theme of empowerment. Whether you are looking for memoir, business how to, or personal growth, this house knows how to produce great reads. Open Door Publications helps author’s voices to be heard: they are writing books on subjects they are passionate about and want to motivate and enlighten others through books that appeal to a reader’s desire to grow and learn. The company offers a variety of services to authors, working with them to develop their ideas from concept through publication. Contact Karen Hodges Miller 609-553-9800 or send a message to khm@opendoorpublications.com

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I’ve always thought about writing a book. After meeting Karen, I knew the dream could become a reality. Karen helped me find my voice as a non-fiction writer and guided and supported me through the process from concept to publication, She knows the business of independent publishing, most importantly how to write a book that will sell, and is always learning to keep up with the changes and new trends in the industry. Plus, she is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Karen and ODP if you want to publish the book that is inside you.

John Odalen

Author, Real Value

The rise of self-publishing continues to shape the industry, making the demand for book marketing and publicity greater than ever before. As authors begin to understand that publishing their book is only half the battle, Sell Your Book! is designed to help them navigate the second half of their journey. With extensive research, expert tips and an abundance of marketing suggestions, Karen Hodges Miller has created an invaluable resource to help authors stand out in the increasingly competitive book industry. This book is a must-have for anyone who aspires to take their book beyond the printer.

Corinne Liccketto

Sales & Marketing Manager, Smith Publicity, Inc.

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