PATRICIA DOVE MILLER has been leading creative writing classes in Nevada County for the past fourteen years. She has attended writing workshops with Natalie Goldberg in Taos, and is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She co-led the Women's Writing Salon for seven years. Pat holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. Her memoir, Bamboo Secrets: One Woman’s Quest Through the Shadows of Japan, was published in 2016, and was recognized as one of the Top Five Finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for 2017.