Stephen Miller was born in Provo, Utah in 1962. While attending high school, Stephen won several statewide debate competitions and received high marks at statewide drama competitions for two years running. His school won the state competition both years.
He met his future wife, crowned Miss Payson, while attending school in Payson, Utah. After graduating with honors, Stephen took on more adventure by joining the Utah Air National Guard. He attended Brigham Young University where he studied Portuguese, Aerospace Studies and Physics. The love of flying machines, languages, and physics are core concepts in his writing. He was a member of the Air Force ROTC for four years.
It was in Sacramento, California while serving in the U.S. Air Force that Captain Justo from the Planet Is was first told as a bedtime story to his children. It was so loved that Stephen was urged to write it down, and Captain Justo from the Planet Is became a rough draft. Over the years, the manuscript went through further modifications to add depth and meaning to the story.
Stephen took a break from writing Captain Justo and finished his first published book entitled The Home Buyer’s Coaching Clinic, also published by TriQuest Publishing. The publishing experience was very positive, which encouraged him to keep writing his science fiction work. Captain Justo from the Planet Is was completed in the early winter months of 2008. After over 15 years in development, not only the philosophy, but the characters and the final plot of the book were finished.
Stephen has written other works. He wrote the music for “Christmas Time Again” and “Possum City USA” in 1997 and 1998. In 1998, he wrote and produced, “The Peddler’s Muse.”
Currently he is working on a CD with his wife Edna, a classically-trained vocalist. He also recently completed an MBA from the University of Phoenix which will form much the basis of his next installment of the Isian Series.
Stephen and Edna are the proud parents of seven children and have four grandchildren.
Captain Justo returns to Seratia bringing the Sterling family along with Tucker, his new bodyguard. Pursued by Cenric, he faces pirates and the Seratian fleet. When Captain Justo, Mr. Sterling and Daniel are captured, Christopher and the rest of the family find safety inside the massive Leviathan, only to discover they are descended from the same Atlanteans haunting the starship.
Captain Justo, Valley of Bones, continues the adventures of Captain Justo and the Sterling family. Their arrival in Seratian territory awakens Incatez, the Destroyer of Worlds, and his immortal army. How will they save all of humanity from an invincible foe?
Captain Justo inherits his family’s starship to become the youngest starship captain ever commissioned. The starship Isian is covered in gold and uses music to harmonically open portals into the eternal dimension. Once inside the space vortex he can travel outside of time, going from one planet to another in an instant, but there’s a catch: he has to be a good person or the voyage could kill him.
The voyage home was never going to be easy for Captain Justo, but bringing the Sterling family along with Uncle Cenric, a bona fide Seratian pirate, and his best friend Tucker,along makes the voyage even more challenging. The Isian has been waiting on a moon orbiting near a black hole that is now threatening to destroy it and now Uncle Cenric’s actions make even his family question his loyalty.
While Returning to his own Universe, Captain Justo is swept into an alternate dimension where he meets the former High King of Atlantis who warns him of the destruction of all of humanity. Meanwhile back on Earth, Homeland Security has taken the Sterling Family captive against their will in an underground missile Silo. Will Captain Justo risk being captured to rescue them?
Jacob Marley is doomed to roam the earth day and night, misery without end. . . longing for redemption. St. Nicholas reveals to Mason Howell, Julia Martin and John Patten the source of Marley's doom is a fortune in gold coins buried with him. To rescue Marley they must it dig up and deliver it to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. . . or die trying.
Is Captain Marion James Justo the only alien on planet Earth or is tech genius Uncle Cenric an alien pirate? Captain Justo gives Christopher and Daniel each a training tool called a Dream Teacher. When Benny Strong steals one it sets off a dangerous chain of events. Home Land Security is closing in, Uncle Cenric is acting more dangerous and their dad has collapsed, unable to wake up.
Captain Justo is still in danger as an unseen foe is using powerful viruses hidden in heavy metal music to crash his ship’s computers! To complicate matters Christopher and Daniel Sterling, the two boys helping to repair his ship, have bully problems of their own. How they pay attention at school when Home Land Security keeps trying to arrest their new best friend who just happens to be an alien?
Julia Martin is in charge of the local Charity Christmas party but her Santa Claus calls in sick. She begs Mason to help her by wearing his grandfather’s Santa Claus suit. Mason agrees only to find the suit gives him all the powers of Santa Claus! Together with John Patton, Mason’s best friend, they learn that the three of them could become the newest members of the Santa Claus League.
The Captain Justo Saga is a great book for Middle Grade readers - especially boys! With golden spaceships, space pirates and crash landings there is plenty of action and adventure to keep them reading and wanting more.