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 […]
Why did you write Ice Cream Headache? That’s what someone asked me today who bought my book. Because I wanted to go back home, back home to the memories which I have nurtured and cherished all these years. Memories like an old friend you’ve not seen for a long time but remember exactly everything the […]
In the split second that it took for him to decide to go after the man running down the alley, the wheels of fate turned against the both of them. He remembered yelling for the man to stop; the next thing he knew, he was kneeling down over the man trying to stop the bleeding. […]
I only mentioned it briefly in Ice Cream Headache, but Lou’s Super Market has a special place in the novella. I understand that Oglesby has been without a supermarket for fifteen years and that it will soon have a new one, a County Market. That’s great for Oglesby but for all of us who grew […]
“Hey Honey, I’m going to the store. Do you need anything?” “Pick up a gallon of milk, a carton of eggs, and a loaf of bread and let’s see, oh yes, a copy of Ice Cream Headache.
Have you ever have one of those days when you just had to have something that you haven’t had in a long time? Today was one of those days. I had to go to the Korean Exchange Bank during my lunch hour, which is about a 20-minute walk from SolBridge. I could have taken a […]
I like what HyVee does: allowing local authors to sell one’s bo0ks at their stores. And now, people can buy Ice Cream Headache and War Remains, A Korean War Novel at the HyVee store in Peru, Illinois. A few of my friends back in the Illinois Valley, including my best friend, Chris Vasquez, told me […]
Whether you read it on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Galaxy Tab…Ice Cream Headache looks good in any format on any tablet or phone. The only way to find out is to try it out for size on the device or gadget which has made your life easier. Kindle Nook Apple Kobo I […]
This is the rhetorical question posed by Book Daily: Rhetorical question for most; Real dilemma for authors. After spending what feels like decades writing your masterpiece and surviving several rounds of brutal editing, it can be daunting to have to then vet cover designs. However, it would be naive to think that the cover of […]
Even when it comes to self-publishing. There’s a really good article on the Huffington Post which you can read here. Essentially it’s about the self-publishing industry and the stigma attached to those of us who have self-published and are trying to get the word out about our books. I’ve heard it all. When I told […]
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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What exactly is the infamous Bureau 39? This is what Wikipedia says: “Room 39 (officially Central Committee Bureau 39 of the Korean Workers’ Party, also referred to as Bureau 39, Division 39, or Office 39) is a secretive North Korean party organization that seeks ways to maintain the foreign currency slush fund for the country’s […]