Books by Karen E. Quinones Miller

Born and raised in Harlem, Karen dropped out of school at the age of 13. At age 22, Karen joined the Navy, and after spending five years in the military, Karen married, had a child, and divorced -- all within a two-year period. She moved to Philadelphia


IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >
I’M TELLING by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2002

"Not as strong a story as Satin Doll, but an affecting if static portrait of family ties."
Another story of tensions among the black bourgeoisie: here, aspirations are complicated by family history when a successful twin tries to help her addicted sister—but nearly loses her own man. Read full book review >
SATIN DOLL by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2001

"Sadly, our heroine is no role model but just a satin doll, doing what's expected in a story that is more a gussied-up concept than a credible delineation."
A now-revised first novel, originally self-published, graphically celebrates a girl from the 'hood who makes it on her own by knowing how and when to fight back. Read full book review >