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Larada Horner-Miller is a poet, essayist and accomplished multi-genre author who holds a bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in Spanish and a master of education degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom. She is the accomplished author of six award-winning biographies, historical fiction, memoir, and poetry works plus three self-published cookbooks.
Her sixth book, Coronavirus Reflections: Bitter or Better?, is available in paperback and four e-book formats. Larada offers the reader the opportunity to look back at 2020 and the global pandemic through her prose and poetry through reading, then reflecting and responding. She addresses all the emotions she felt during this overwhelming time and leads the reader through to a self-access: bitter or better?
Her fifth book is the authorized memoir and biography of world-renown square dance caller Marshall “Flip” Flippo. Just Another Square Dance Caller: Authorized Biography of Marshall Flippo is available now in hardback, paperback and four e-book formats. Recently Just Another Square Dance Caller won two awards: Book Excellence Awards Finalist and Silver award for eLit. Book Awards.
Another recent book of hers, A Time to Grow Up: A Daughter's Grief Memoir has won many awards including being a 2018 Book Excellence Awards Finalist in the Memoir category at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and a 2018 Independent Press Distinguished Favorites Award in the Memoir category. Horner-Miller has also been a past national presenter at the Women Writing the West Conference and is currently the creator of Memoir Workshops for others who want to share their family’s legacies through words.
Larada and her husband, Lin, enjoy being nestled in the mountains above Albuquerque, New Mexico, near the village of Tijeras. When not writing books, this passionate, energetic, and enthusiastic woman loves to spend time kicking up her heels at square dancing gatherings, traveling, knitting, and reading.
As co-manager of her family’s southeastern Colorado ranch, she enjoys spending time exploring her family’s historic ranch and reminiscing with her brother and his children about their mom, dad, and granddad.
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10 thoughts on “Lin & Larada’s Christmas Letter”
Larada what an honor –and well deserved I am sure to write about Marshall Flippo. I never met or danced to him but have heard a lot of about from other dancers. I had not heard of his passing. I have missed coming to Albuquerque the last 2 years. But it is nice to see you around. Margaret
Margaret, so good to hear from you. I do feel it’s a privilege to write Flippos biography. Hope you are well. I’ve missed seeing you on the dance floor. Merry Christmas!
Larada: Was truly a pleasure to read your newsletter. Sounds like your entire life is built around dancing. Keep it up as long as you and Lin are healthy enough to enjoy it.
Will miss dancing with you guys in the future.
Bill & Cecelia Randall
Bill & Cecelia, thank you so much & it is—dancing is our life. My heart goes out to you two. We will miss you so. You added so much joy to any dance. Please keep in touch with us—you are our dear friends. Love, Larada
We will be looking forward to Flippo’s book. Merry Christmas to both of you.
Thanks so much. I maybe calling you about somethings.
Hey! Congrats Larada and Lin on your wins, esp Gold in Random! Loved your letter! And pics, with your crazy/beautiful costumes. But, so sorry to hear of Flippo’s passing. Am glad you are writing about him. I know you and Lin were very good to your Aunt, and had a lot of fun with her. Keep on Dancing!!! Love, Christy
Thanks so much. Hey tomorrow is my 30th AA birthday. Would you like to meet me at the 4:30 meeting at Foothills?
Nice Christmas Letter, Larada..Keep square Dancing..so Lin gave up being President..it takes a lot of time, glad you could get a lot of new members.,that is usualally a challenge. Best wishes to you oand maybe see you atthe State Festival in Pueblo. LaVern Johnson, of the Red Rock Rambles, Lyons, Co. 303 823 5925
Thanks so much. I love doing that Christmas letter each year. Yes, we’ll see you in Pueblo. Happy New Year to you, dear friend.