Jeffrey Miller has spent the last two decades flitting around Asia as a university lecturer and writer, including a six-year stint as a feature writer for The Korea Times, South Korea’s oldest English-language newspaper.
Originally from LaSalle, Illinois, he relocated to South Korea in 1990 where he nurtured a love for spicy Korean food, Buddhist temples, and East Asian History.
He divides his time between South Korea and Laos, where his wife Aon, and three sons Bia, Jeremy Aaron, and Joseph reside.
War Remains, a Korean War Novel was his first novel and based on articles he wrote about Korean War Commemorative events from 2000-2003 for The Korea Times. The novel won two awards in the 2011 MWSA (Military Writers Society of America) Book Awards: Gold in the Literary Fiction category and Silver in the Korean War category (it was the first year that awards were given in this category).
He is also the author of Invaders from Mars and Other Tales of Youthful Angst, Damaged Goods, and Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm. For Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm, Miller drew upon many of the articles he published in the Korea Times as well as a collection of essays about living and working in Korea since 1990. What’s most interesting about this collection are the “back stories” for the articles he wrote for the Times. Additionally, his essays about life in Korea in the early ’90s offer insights into Korea at the time.
Additionally his work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including A-Minor Magazine, Artful Dodge, Boston Literary Magazine, Caper Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Full of Crow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Orion headless, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Thunderclap and the Toasted Cheese Literary Journal.
He recently finished his second novel, When a Hard Rain Falls (scheduled for release in the summer of 2013) a novella, Ice Cream Headache, and has started research for a book about South Korea and the Cold War. He is also working on a children’s book, Going Long.
In June 2012, he appeared in an MBC documentary about the Korean War.
Currently an English and History lecturer at the SolBridge International School of Business, located in Daejeon, South Korea, he is also the school’s web manager.
2011 Micro Fiction Nominee, “Scent of a Woman”
2011 Military Writers Society of America, Gold in Literary Fiction for War Remains
2011 Military Writers Society of America, Silver in the Korean War category for War Remains
2012 Global E-Book Awards Finalist: War Remains