They walk among us.
Carol Millers are everywhere. Carol Miller is an itinerant teacher of the hearing impaired, a veterinarian who makes house calls and a designer of pet cremation urns. Carol Miller is Watauga County farmer’s market Vendor of the Week and Chesterton Tribune Bowler of the Year, tai chi Simo of Twin Tigers Martial Arts Center and proprietor of Mane Street Beauty Salon. The Carol Miller is a twenty-two foot towboat out of Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
A certain Carol Miller launched Red Pentameter in 2004, convinced that what she knew about language and poetics as a PhD in English would be put to good use building verbal identities and brands. She was quickly proven right, getting her feet wet on projects for California Closets and Heath Ceramics and writing the companion book to Born into Brothels, the Oscar-winning documentary film.
A decade later, Red Pentameter has given voice to cult wines with record-breaking sales, superstar software coders, real estate developers, social justice innovators, bakers, builders, entrepreneurs and makers of all stripes. Carol’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts and Print magazines, declared “the bomb!” and accused of giving clients goose bumps. Which feels pretty darn good.
Outside of business hours, these days Carol writes creative nonfiction and blogs about family, trauma and healing here. Her memoir about the plane crash she survived, Every Moment of a Fall, was released in May 2016 by Schaffner Press.