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  • Telling Your Family’s Story
  • Researching Your Family History
  • Early Miami and the People Who Built It

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About the Author

“I’ve spent half my life in the tropics, and the other half trying to get back there,” says Karen Hodges Miller, a proud third-generation Miamian.
She planned to only leave Miami long enough to see snow, so she chose Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, for her college education. What
was supposed to be a quick four years away from Miami turned out to be a lifetime of living around the country in several states and in Puerto Rico.

Family brought her to the Raleigh, NC, area, where she currently lives with her husband, Sam, her two cats, Felix and Olive, and is very close to her son and daughter-in-law.

In addition to writing her own fiction and nonfiction, Karen is a publishing consultant who helps authors navigate the world of self-publishing.
While Hibiscus Strong is her seventh book, it is her first about Miami’s history. You can find more information about her at:, and on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Hibiscus Strong
Published by Open Door Publications
ISBN: 978-1-7328202-8-9
Published May 24, 2024
94,000 words
Genres: Memoir, Historical Fiction, Southern Fiction, Women’s Fiction
$14.95 paperback, $4.99 ebook