About

Lisa M. Miller was born in the coal region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Her love for mystery and horror began at a young age. She spent countless hours at the library searching for books that made her want to sleep with the lights on, especially anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King or Clive Barker. A framed picture sits on her desk of a nine-year-old girl reading The Ghost Next Door, by the great children’s mystery author, Wylly Folk St. John. It’s a reminder of her early fascination with genres that allow us to face the unknown from the comfort of our reading spaces.

During her years at King’s College, Lisa studied Communications and Criminal Justice. Her goal was to become an investigative reporter. Long before stories of Ted Bundy were a Netflix hit, Lisa’s senior thesis mashed up both areas of her studies with “How the Media Portrays Serial Killers as Celebrities”.

For over two decades, she worked in the broadcast world of television advertising and programming. She enjoyed this field but craved an outlet for creativity. Lisa joined the Pennwriters Group, attended a three-day conference, and submitted writing samples. It was here she received inspiration to pursue her dream of penning her first novel. Renowned writing teacher and author, Leonard Bishop, gave her a signed copy of his book with the inscription, “You’ve got a good beginning going for you…….keep going.” Dare to be a Great Writer: 329 Keys to Powerful Fiction is never far from reach, and she’s been writing ever since.

While her plan to become an investigative reporter did not come to fruition, the experience and knowledge she gained working for NBC and FOX affiliates allowed her to parlay knowledge into her first novel, The Running Path.  The debut mystery, set in a local news department, went on to become the 2011 Readers Favorite Award for Mystery.

Lisa still resides in NEPA with her husband, sons and West Highland Terrier.  Besides writing, she moved over to the radio side of the media industry and tries to learn as much as possible about the craft beer world. Her husband is co-owner of the popular Breaker Brewing Company.

Her second novel, YA Thriller My Skull Possession, was released from Brother Mockingbird Publishing in October 2019. The book was recognized as Best Young Adult Fiction in the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.

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Why a book trailer?

Writers hope readers connect with characters, immerse themselves into vividly painted settings, and become transported into their world-building. When the opportunity arose to team up with the talented director, Michael Belardi, I knew we could create much more.   The beautifully crafted book trailer for My Skull Possession gives readers a full sensory experience.  It transforms viewers into readers, attracting them to discover the gateway where mystery and imagination blend. Written or visual, we are storytellers. And the combination is divine.

reviews

Excellent book. This is a book you will read in one sitting. The story grabbed me right away and the excitement and tension did not let up. The descriptions of Brighton and Kate and what they were thinking and feeling were very good. I could imagine the two teenage girls planning their next moves as they try to find out what is behind the legend of My Skull Possession and reported deaths in people that read the book. Brighton starts reading it and some very strange things begin to happen to her in room and her walk through…the cemetery…the best way to get to Kate’s on foot. Brighton keeps pushing on and pushing perhaps the wrong people. A really good, quick read with some creepy moments.

Goodreads

This book was beyond awesome! What I loved the most was how all the ways of the social media/digital world were tied in. Also, super interesting to read about all the little haunted stories and objects. Makes me want to research some myself. Well done Lisa Miller. Looking forward to the next one! -amazon purchase

amazon review

Events

2020 Events and Appearances
Read Across America Guest Speaker ~ Tuesday March 3rd ~ Solomon Elementary ~ Plains, PA

 

Read Across America Guest Speaker ~ Friday March 6th ~ Heights Elementary ~ Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Lehigh Valley Book Fair ~ Saturday June 6th ~ 10am-5pm ~ Bethlehem, PA

 

Book Signing ~ Monday July 13th ~ 7pm -830pm ~ Bethany Beach Books ~ Bethany Beach, DE

 

 

2019 Events and Appearances
Book Launch and Signing ~ October 15th ~ 630pm-9pm ~ Breaker Brewing Company ~ Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Meet the Author &  Book Signing ~ October 22nd ~ 6pm-730pm ~ Osterhout Library ~ Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Meet the Author & Book Signing ~  October 26th  ~ 11am-1pm ~ Dimmick Memorial Library ~ Jim Thorpe, PA

 

Meet the Author & Book Signing ~ October 27th  ~ 2pm-4pm ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Book Signing ~ November 23rd & 24th ~ 9am-3pm ~ St. Maria Goretti’s Church ~ Laflin, PA

 

Book Signing ~ December 7th  ~ 10am-3pm ~ Abington Heights Middle School ~ Clarks Summit, PA

 

For Writers

The books listed below contain some of the finest advice, direction and inspiration for writers. The editions are not new, but the guidance is timeless.

And as always, never stop reading.

“If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or tools to write.” – Stephen King

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler

Dare to be a Great Writer: 329 Keys to Powerful Fiction by Leonard Bishop

On Writing by Stephen King

Contact

Questions? Comments? Feedback?
I would love to hear from you!

lisammillerauthor@gmail.com

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