The Library will host local author, Jason Jack Miller, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 1 to 4 PM for a book signing and discussion session.
Jason Jack Miller was a record store clerk at a time when record stores mattered, a whitewater raft guide on some of Appalachia’s wildest rivers, and a concierge in one of Florida’s finest hotels. He chases experiences and then transforms them into stories.
Some of these stories can be found in his Murder Ballads and Whiskey series. The first three books are currently available: The Devil and Preston Black, Hellbender, and The Revelations of Preston Black. Hellbender was Jason’s thesis novel for Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program. The novel won the Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award. The next installment, All Saints, is due out in February 2018.
His career got its start when he co-authored an outdoor travel guide with his wife in 2006. Since then his work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals, online, as part of a travel guide app for mobile phones, and in the award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft.
He is a high school science teacher, and is now an instructor and mentor in Seton Hill University’s prestigious Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. He lives just outside of Pittsburgh with his wife and Small Space Big Life co-creator, Heidi, and a cat named Francesca. Find him on Youtube at Jason Jason Miller or Small Space Big Life, or tweet him @jasonjackmiller.