I’m Flattered/Humbled/Blown Away By This Review!

Posted on September 23, 2019 by BIBLIOPHILIA TEMPLUMLeave a comment EXTINGUISHEDBy C Derick Miller I was hooked! Synopsis Angel Burns—a curvy, small town fire fighter with a mysterious past and a sharp tongue—has far more to worry about than her sexist jerk of a boss; she has a gang of demons out for her head. After Angel unwittingly... Continue Reading →

Extinguished Errors

I received my first batch of Extinguished paperbacks and, after an 8 hour revisiting of my favorite creation, I discovered some errors. A couple of them are my fault but most of them are formatting errors from the Amazon upload. No one is perfect, especially Amazon's software. You live, you learn. These corrections are being... Continue Reading →

Out Of Office…

Hey guys and gals, Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be out of pocket for about a week. I'm having a surgical procedure first thing in the morning and I'll probably be sleeping off the fun stuff for a few days or more. Frankly, I'm a little freaked out. This is... Continue Reading →

Random Madness Ep 3!

Season 1 Episode 3! Death By Anesthesia, Lottery Syndrome, Art Poons, and Recent Movies! C. Derick Miller is an author and gonzo journalist from the conservative community of Greenville, TX. Sam Cloud is a graphic artist and liberal rights activist from Austin, TX. Sounds like a good combination for a podcast, doesn’t it? Intro and... Continue Reading →

Paperbacks Are Here!

Angel Burns—a curvy, small town fire fighter with a mysterious past and a sharp tongue—has far more to worry about than her sexist jerk of a boss; she has a gang of demons out for her head. After Angel unwittingly stumbles into an ages old battle between good and evil, long dormant powers are awakened... Continue Reading →

Extinguished: How It Began

Extinguished began as a short story. I wrote the first chapter in Las Vegas one night and the second chapter in San Francisco a couple of days later. It was originally meant for a Twilight Zone tribute anthology organized by Rod Serling's daughter but the rights could never be obtained. My beta readers begged for... Continue Reading →

Available Now!!!

Available now for Amazon Kindle! Paperbacks coming soon! Angel Burns—a curvy, small town fire fighter with a mysterious past and a sharp tongue—has far more to worry about than her sexist jerk of a boss; she has a gang of demons out for her head. After Angel unwittingly stumbles into an ages old battle between... Continue Reading →

Front Page News!

Author pens superhero story for real-life heroes By Travis Hairgrove | Herald-Banner Staff C. Derick Miller attends Dallas Frightmare Weekend in May, where he sold out of copies of his two most recent novels, “A Taste of Home” and “Far From Home.”Courtesy photo       Combining elements of the supernatural horror, adventure and superhero genres, Greenville-born... Continue Reading →

Extinguished Pre-Orders!

The manuscript for Extinguished is in final review and pre-orders begin July 20th! The official release date is August 1st. Does everyone remember my deal? No worries, I'm going to remind you anyway! I will donate 50% of my royalties from all pre-order and first month sales to Hunt County first responders for their efforts... Continue Reading →

A Super Hero Novel?

"This is Wonder Woman meets Hellboy meets National Treasure!" - PC3 We are officially 30 days away from the release of my upcoming novel "Extinguished"! Remember, half the royalties from the pre-orders and first month's sales will be donated to Hunt County Texas first responders! On top of that, publisher Death's Head Press has offered... Continue Reading →

Some Gave All? I’ll Give Half!

On the afternoon of June 19th, 2019, my hometown of Greenville, TX was the unlucky recipient of a tornado. Now, some officials have downplayed it as a micro burst, but let's call a spade a spade. It was heavy winds blowing in a circular motion that caused a ton of damage. We normal folk from... Continue Reading →

8.1.19!

Angel Burns is a young fire fighter with a shrouded history. During a routine night at work, she accidentally stumbles upon a demonic ceremony that brings her memories out of hiding...as well as her repressed supernatural powers. Angel soon learns that her life was intended for something greater than extinguishing fires for mortals as she... Continue Reading →

Death’s Head Press Plays With Matches!

My Grandmother always told me I'd pee in the bed during my sleep if I played with matches. I believed her thanks to kid logic. Well played, Memaw. Well played. I never burned down the house and my sheets stayed dry...at least until I reached adulthood. Grandma never offered any advice on how to identify... Continue Reading →

The Year In Review

2018. Damn, what a mind screw. What I can remember from the beginning (which isn't much), started out just fine. I was in a strong relationship with a future and then the rug got pulled out from under me a couple of weeks in. Actually, I pulled my own rug. A decade of being a... Continue Reading →

Humility Comes In All Forms…

I woke this morning to a rejection letter for the first time in over a decade. The last time was my debut novel A Ghost Hunter's Journal in 2008 by Llewellyn Publishing. A big fan of all their paranormal and occult books, I figured I'd be a perfect fit. I figured wrong. Soon after that,... Continue Reading →

Extinguished: Out Of My Hands!

I received a nice little email this morning while hooked up to all kinds of good stuff at the hospital. Long story. The publisher has requested the manuscript for Extinguished and I delivered. I'll know something in a couple of weeks! Synopsis:  Angel Burns is a young fire fighter with a shrouded history. During a... Continue Reading →

Extinguished Beta Review # 3!

Another beta reader finished and provided me with this little tidbit of praise! "The story follows a female firefighter and her struggle to find out who she is and where she came from. Her character is relatable and well described. Her relationships with the people around her are believable and add to her charm. The... Continue Reading →

Beta Reader Review # 2!

My newest novel, Extinguished, is completed and with beta readers!  "I had to go back and read the last chapter 3 times! I really enjoyed it; my only criticism....it’s not long enough and/or you don’t have a 2nd installment ready. You have a remarkable talent of being able to transport your readers into the pages... Continue Reading →

1st Beta Reader Review!

I'm a happy writer! My newest novel, Extinguished, is currently with five beta readers. Tonight, I received my first review... "Oh. My. God. This novel hooks you and it hooks you fast! You can easily fall in love with all of the characters and feel their pain. As I read, I couldn't stop reading! I... Continue Reading →

Updated Beta Reader Response!

So far... "I love it...I am finding it difficult to stop reading it. I have had to be very disciplined (I set my timer on my phone); otherwise, I will just stay awake to finish it....very good & relatable characters, great development....just enough to empathize; but, not pity." I can live with this...

Extinguished – With Beta Readers!

In the moments of not being stalked by my ex this weekend, I sat in the studio and completed the second draft. I got it out to the beta readers late last night before drifting off to sleep and hope to hear something from them before the Thanksgiving holiday. Fingers crossed! Angel Burns is a... Continue Reading →

Done!

The first draft of my next novel, Extinguished, is complete!!! 4 months and 100,000 words later... Angel Burns is a young fire fighter with a shrouded history. During a routine night at work, she accidentally stumbles upon a demonic ceremony that brings her memories out of hiding…as well as her repressed supernatural powers. Angel soon... Continue Reading →

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