Kathy M. Miller is a teacher, cellist, author and award-winning nature photographer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University with Bachelor degrees in Education and Music.
In addition to the images found in her multi-award-winning children’s books (Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden, Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden, Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden and Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy) Miller’s photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines, as well as brochures including Hawk Mountain News and the Schuylkill County Visitors Guide. Miller’s photography has also been featured in the Yuengling Brewery Cookbook and Rescuing Wildlife and she won second place in the Schuylkill Allied Artists Competition in photography.
In 2014 Kathy received the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” in recognition and appreciation of her commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.
In 2015 Kathy received the “Celebrate Literacy Award” from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association, a council of the International Literacy Association. The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level.
Her multi-media nature program has been presented to numerous nature centers, libraries and schools across North America. Highly engaging and interactive, it includes aural and visual components about backyard nature. It also includes tips on photography, video clips and a hands-on burrow building simulation. She is a speaker at various reading and library association conferences.