Art speaks to us in many ways. Sometimes it makes us feel an emotion; other times it inspires us. That’s how I have always felt about Georges Seurat’s, “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.” The first time I viewed this painting at the Art Institute in Chicago, was in the summer of 1983. It was […]
The Flim Flam Man (1967) Starring George C. Scott, Sue Lyon, and Harry Morgan Written by William Rose Directed by Irvin Kershner It’s hard to believe that a film of this pedigree has yet to receive a proper DVD (let alone Blu-Ray) remastering and re-release. Written by William Rose (It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad […]
Forty years ago this week, January 15, 1974, the soon-to-be hit sitcom Happy Days premiered. Soon, the Fonz and “sit on it” would become part of American pop culture. Although the show’s initial appeal might have ridden the success of the hit movie American Graffiti, (that’s probably why the producers used Bill Haley and the Comets […]
My thanks again to Anna Takahashi for her awesome cover design for I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Her creative vision adds another dimension to my books. I think you’ll agree that this cover rocks!
Take a deep breath. I’ve just published another book. When A Hard Rain Falls is now available as an eBook from Amazon and Smashwords (it will soon be available as a paperback from Createspace). This has become a fall ritual for me. Four of my six books have been published between September and December. It’s […]
Well, not exactly good-bye, but now it’s time to get ready for another journey back to the 1960s and 1970s with When A Hard Rain Falls. I feel a little sad to be moving onto the next book after having spent nearly two years writing it and promoting it. You put so much into it […]
In Ice Cream Headache, Billy stops in at the Supreme Dairy Bar for a milkshake. While the owner of the dairy bar, Ray, is making the milkshake, Ray thinks back to when he was a child and went to the soda fountain at Adkins’ Drug Store with his father and sister for malts and ice […]
Summer is just around the corner and Hollywood over over the years has released some memorable movies. Perhaps you have seen some of these films before; perhaps you haven’t. Many there are some on this list that you don’t agree with you; others that you think should be on this list. (Although Star Wars opened […]
I am going to go out on a limb here and make my first Bears’ prediction for 2013: Jay Cutler’s going to have a stellar year. With a new head coach, drafting Kyle Long and other plays to shore up their offensive line, this could very well be the year that the Bears make it […]
You know, I had such a wonderful time writing Ice Cream Headache that I thought I would head on back to the Oglesby in the 1960s and see what else was back there to write about. My book in progress was originally a flash fiction piece I wrote back in 2010 while I was writing […]
Reviews“Bobby Washkowiak battles his way through the bitter first winter of the Korean War, longing for home. Fifty years later, his son and grandson come across the wartime letters from the father and grandfather they never knew and learn what happen to him on one of the battlefields of that “forgotten war.” In this emotional tour de force, Jeffrey Miller vividly recreates the horrors of combat and the yearning for closure experienced by millions of soldiers and their families.” - Michael Breen, author of Kim Jong-Il: North Korea's Dear Leader and The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where their Future Lies.
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One of my fondest memories of elementary school was the day the books from the Scholastic Book Services arrived in my classroom. Back in the 1960s/70s when I was in elementary school, there would be a Scholastic Book Services book fair at school or our teachers would hand out a two-four page flyer-like catalog with […]