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Call me Joseph.

Some years ago, never mind how long precisely, having little or no writing experience, and nothing particular to interest me in the world, I thought I would wander about a little and explore the uncharted aspects of the imagination.

Wary editors often warn their authors away from these perilous areas of fiction, and not without reason. Many a book lies forgotten at the bottom of the waste paper basket because its writer dared to go where no publisher would follow. The broadsides of disbelieving readers sink most of these manuscripts, while the Kraken, known in the native tongue of literary critics as “It-Was-All-Just-a-Dream,” drags the others down to their doom.

It takes a brave or foolish man to sail into the unexplored oceans of literature with nothing but a blank page to catch the winds of inspiration and a pen to steer the way.

Did I mention I am a brave fool? Well, I am. And so, I will dare to discover the land of my dreams no matter how perilous the passage.

Will you cast off with me from the humdrum harbor of the Old World of Reality? Will you set sail with me in search of the surreal shores of the New World of Imagination? Will you drop your duffle bag of disbeliefs at the dock and join me on my incredible journey?

I hope you will, but I must warn you once you have been beyond the edges of the map there is no going back, only onward, ever onward till the end.

And so it has arrived, your moment of your choice.

Shall you stop here and live a long life of blissful simplicity or shall you continue to read and risk a much shorter life of misadventure with me?

If you decide to stop, then close this profile. No hard feelings. Not everyone is ready for a life of misadventure, though perhaps one day you will revisit me and turn over a new page in your life.

If you decide to continue, then invite me to be your friend. I will consider it a sign of good faith between us and like two new mates we shall sit down for a while and get to know each other by telling our stories, sharing our dreams, and sailing into the unknown together.

Best Regards,
Joseph Miller

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Jack Faber series by L.A. Meyer
Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling
The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley
The Wardstone Chronicles series by Joseph Delaney
Into the Wild and Out of the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst

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pattimari wrote 394 days ago

Hi, its been some time since I've been on authonomy and I remember yo....

Scott Bartlett wrote 698 days ago

Hi Joseph, A few years ago you left a positive comment on my humou....

ertausch wrote 786 days ago

Dear Joseph, Since your book is private for editorial reasons, I ca....

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I wrote 1629 days ago

CP, I just returned to Authonomy after a month retreat to focus on getting a picture book finished. I've read your beginning. It's well written and so I'll slip you onto my shelf. Best Wishes, Joseph view book

I wrote 1725 days ago

Adrian, I'm sorry it took so long to get to your book. I've been very busy the last couple weeks and haven't had any time to read (as evidenced by my book falling from 35 to 50 in the ranks). Anyway, here's my thoughts on your first chapter: I like your narrative voice. It is youthful and soun... view book

I wrote 1733 days ago

Adam, Here's my thoughts on your first chapter: First of all, your descriptions have a lyrical quality that I enjoyed immensely when they worked. However, this also worked against you because the words and images that didn't fit or ring true really stand out. I'd recommend going back through y... view book

I wrote 1745 days ago

Patricia, Here's my thoughts on your first couple chapters. Chapter 1: Your MC has a very strong voice and I found myself draw along by her self-deprecating humor. I did notice some telling instead of showing. I'd recommend going through your book and looking for "was/were/had/have" in conj... view book

I wrote 1746 days ago

Kim, Here's my thoughts on your first chapter: You've got a very gripping opening. It's a good way to introduce Sam and his problem. I also enjoyed how you slowly introduced his "heightened senses." I'm not a huge fan of descriptions like "He raked shaking fingers though his sandy blonde ha... view book

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