Valerie Miner

Valerie Miner is the award-winning author of fifteen books. Bread and Salt is her fourth collection of stories and will be published by Whitepoint Press in 2020. Her latest novel is Traveling with Spirits. Other novels include After Eden, Range of Light, A Walking Fire, Winter’s Edge, Blood Sisters, All Good Women, Movement: A Novel in Stories, and Murder in the English Department.  Her short fiction collections include Abundant Light, The Night Singers and Trespassing. Trespassing and Abundant Light were each finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards in 1990 and 2005.

Winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award, Valerie Miner has taught for over twenty-five years and is now a professor and artist-in-residence at Stanford University.  She travels internationally giving readings, lectures, and workshops.  She and her partner live in San Francisco and Mendocino County, California.  Her website is .