Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meet an Uncanny Writer! Gregory Miller!


I have known Greg Miller for at least a decade. We may have first met when I worked at a music store and through conversation we discovered that we had a bunch of people in common, who are all fabulous and we both appreciate. Sharing such good taste in people, of course we became friends. Another thing we have in common is our passion for writing.

Mr. Miller is also a super-smart teacher-man who I know to be witty, sweet and quirky. I mean all of those things in the best possible ways.

He has authored several collections of short stories that take place somewhere called "Uncanny Valley." They are loosely connected and provide a rich, textured tapestry of an odd little town, indeed. I would describe Greg Miller's stories as deceptively simple and utterly elegant. Just be careful when reading that you do not get lost... the valley swallows people...

The Interview

Q) What’s the best/worst piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?

A) Best: Don't listen to anyone who says it can't be done. Worst: You'll
never make it.

Q) Favorite punctuation?

A) The question mark.

 Q) Towns or cities? Why?

A) Towns. More intimate, better mysteries.

Q) Writing wardrobe?

A) Everything from anything to nothing.

Q) What were you doing right before I started asking you a bunch of inane

A) Watching "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

Q) What’s on your desk right now?

A) Pens, photos of my boys, cough drops, an "Empire Strikes Back" DVD, a
Ray Bradbury book (of course), a printoff of my new novel, an owl
feather (long story), and a half-empty root beer.

Q) Favorite food thing of the moment?

A) Indian food. Always Indian food.

Q) Favorite form of writing to do? Short story, novel, etc..

A) Short story. As Ray Bradbury said, "I'm a sprinter!"

Q) Baseball cap or top hat? Why?
A) Top hat. You can keep more stuff in there.
Q) I you could collaborate on a project with anyone living, dead or
 imaginary, who would you pick?

A) Ray Bradbury. And amazingly enough, we actually did do a
collaboration on a small project. The dream came true.

Q) Tell us about your current creative project/s.

A) I'm looking for a new publisher to reprint my two collections of short
stories and my framework novel-collection "The Uncanny Valley: Tales
from a Lost Town." I'm also hoping that publisher will be interested
in the prequel to "The Uncanny Valley," "Darkness in the Valley: An
Uncanny Dossier," my first full-blown novel.
*Follow Greg Miller on Twitter  @greggymiller
*Check out his amazon author page here http://www.amazon.com/Gregory-Miller/e/B002RH1R8I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1361887840&sr=1-2-ent

*Books will be available from the original publisher http://www.stonegarden.net for a month.

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