Author, mentor, buckaroo

Making literary art accessible.

Charli Mills comes from a vaquero culture, winning California rodeo trophies before first-grade. She wrangles words from Michigan’s U.P. where she lives with her former Army Ranger husband, also a fellow westerner. Charli recovers forgotten voices, writing about veteran spouses and historical frontier women.

In 2014, she founded Carrot Ranch, an online community for international literary artists. As lead buckaroo, she hosts a weekly 99-word challenge and publishes stories from around the world. She’s developing a group coaching program to teach creative writing with her MFA.

Charli’s mission is to make literary art accessible among women, veterans, and underserved groups.

She’s series editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology and her stories have featured in magazines, The U.P. Reader, and on stage.