Interview with Steven Michael Miller

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in St. Louis and Dr. Seuss was used at our schools. I enjoyed libraries when I was a child and used to check out big arm loads of books during the summer. "Gulliver's Travels" was introduced to me by a teacher when I was in the second grade.
When did you first start writing?
During high school I think. I still have some of my journals from hs and won a national poetry contest while a Freshman in college.
Describe your desk
I work mainly at coffee houses.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have written several children's books during the past few years. "Johnny, the Dinosaur" is a story about Johnny who is like any one of us. He grows up in an imperfect world. He has feelings and fears; he has joy and happiness.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I do not think I would like working with a publisher who thinks he knows more than I do about what I am writing and why. I am not really in it for the money. My stories come from deep within and I hope they will be enjoyed that way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don't know yet.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sunlight.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Walking and playing music.
Published 2015-10-15.
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Books by This Author

Smokey, the Traveling Dog
You set the price! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The story of an average dog's life changes and adventures based on circumstance, set in North Louisiana, but something that could happen anywhere.
Spot, the White Rabbit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A little girl decides she wants a pet rabbit. She and her Dad go to pick out a white rabbit and they find one that they really like at the pet store. They buy the cage and other supplies they need and begin to determine which room the cage should be placed in as the little girl wants the rabbit in her room.
Johnny, The Dinosaur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
This is the story of Johnny, the Dinosaur, who grows through life stages and experiences including socialization, friendship, trust, respect to one another, cooperation, love within generations and the importance of family.
Alco, the Alien
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A guardian angel reveals herself to a young boy and tells him she will watch over him throughout this life. Though he only talked to her on a certain day, he always remembered Alco.