Gary Lee Miller: 5 Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author
Pay attention. Every single person you meet has a story. All you have to do is ask them a few questions about themselves and then listen. Most people are more than happy to talk about themselves, which allows you to ask probing questions. They often reveal interesting stories that are sometimes almost unbelievable. The more stories you hear, the greater source you have to draw on for creative ideas.
As part of my interview series on the five things you need to know to become a great author, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gary Lee Miller.
Prior to Gary Lee Miller beginning his writing career, he was a successful businessman and entrepreneur.
Gary lives in “the Scenic City of the South” Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has two adult daughters and one granddaughter who live close by. His favorite hobby is occasionally acting in movies and TV and he is listed in IMDb (Internet Movie Data Base).
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you share a story about what brought you to this particular career path?
An old Chinese proverb says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That was how Finding Grace came to be. With a single step. Unfortunately, the cause of that step was the passing of my wife of 45 years, Sharee, from leukemia. Thus began a long winding road of dealing with loss and finding an outlet for my grief. I don’t believe in coincidence, and there were an extraordinary number of occurrences which could have been attributed to coincidence. I know that sometimes we have an angel (or angels) on our shoulder which lead us down paths meant to be traveled. And so began my journey.
Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your career?
While not book related, my hobby is occasionally doing some small role parts in movies and TV. My very first role was in the movie “42,” about Jackie Robinson breaking major league baseball’s color barrier. I…