Scott L. Miller earned his Master’s in Social Work at St. Louis University after double majoring in psychology and English for his undergrad degree. He worked as a licensed clinical social worker in both public and private settings for years, treating a myriad of psychiatric and medical patients and working with their families. His extensive professional experience proved invaluable when his focus turned to writing.
Miller studied fiction writing initially under the late John Gardner and briefly studied under Jeremiah Healy. A failed poet, then a failed short story writer, he found his niche writing novels. An indie press, Blank Slate Press (now Amphorae Publishing) signed him and published the first two novels in his Mitchell Adams series, Interrogation and Counterfeit, which received favorable reviews from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch while Counterfeit attracted attention for the movie rights from two movie companies. Miller has since regained full rights to his two first two novels.
The third in the series, The Virtual Suicide Machine, a thriller with elements of recent Science Fiction involving the human brain, was self-published and a fourth installment is in the works along with several other stand-alone novels.
Prodigal is Miller’s fourth novel and is contemporary literary fiction with elements of mystery and suspense, currently in production for release by TouchPoint Press.
Miller is a rabid trivia aficionado and movie buff who also enjoys card/word games, reading (of course), hiking, and horse racing. This past year he became a micro-share owner of many thoroughbreds, including the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. He lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his beagle Juliet.
His website is: trenchantpress.com