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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeffrey D. Miller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Miller lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

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Titles At Your Library

A Home for Bella
ISBN: 1628549343

Tate Publishing. 2014

Bella always enjoyed the easy carefree life of an indoor cat with her owner Beth, until she accidentally gets outside and lost in the middle of winter. Never experiencing the outdoors, she must endure a brutal journey, relying on her primitive, wild instincts to find food, water, and shelter. Having encounters with dangerous animals and mean-spirited humans, she's locked in a life or death struggle to get back alive. How will she ever survive the vicious snowstorms and brutal cold? Does she have the courage and the will to make it back to Beth and her warm, safe home again?

Summer Companion
ISBN: 1634187873

Tate Publishing. 2015

Rick Kemmerling is a normal nine year old boy who is forced to embrace change when his mother and father buy an old farmhouse in the country at the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation. He must leave the big city, his friends, and the only way of life hes ever known. Finding loneliness and boredom to be his biggest enemies, he draws closer to his parents and attempts to befriend a stray cat living in the woods. Trying to stay busy doing chores for his father, projects with his mother, and using his own imagination, he must pass the time that is overshadowed by the fear of starting a new school in the fall. A heartwarming, feel-good story of high family values, morals and guidance from a loving mother and father teaching him invaluable life lessons. A sensitive young boy experiencing the heartache of losing his childhood friends and summoning up the courage to make new ones.

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