New Book Signing Event Announced at Borders Bookstore!

Following two days of sharing in the joy of the Fantasy Fiction Tour with Bryan Davis, Wayne Thomas Batson, Donita K. Paul and five other fantastic authors (check it out at you would think that we would be looking forward to a day off!

No way! Even though the other authors will be making their way down the coast for the remainder of the tour, we have been working hard to give local fans more chances to meet us. That is why we are thrilled to announce that we have just added a new book signing event for folks in the Federal Way area to attend. The Borders bookstore in the Federal Way Commons Mall has just agreed to have us join them on Sunday, October 5th, from 2pm - 5pm for a book signing event.

Everyone is welcome to attend. This will be our first Borders bookstore event and we really want it to turn out great. We'll be giving away bonus codes for the online game that you can't get anywhere else. So, even if you have the book already, come on up and bring a friend so you can get that code!

See you there - October 5th!

Inside Scoop: Hunter Brown Book Two

As part of our research for the development of Hunter Brown's second adventure (and the continuing saga of the Codebearers series) Allan and I decided to take a little field trip two weeks ago. We spent part of the morning and a couple hours in the evening exploring the Puyallup Fair. We were researching the fair for a very thrilling sequence in the next book. While we were there we found a lighted sword that was pretty fun so we decided to have Allan pose for the camera.

It looks more like a lightsaber than a Veritas Sword - but we had a good time. What do you think?

While we were at the Puyallup Fairgrounds (the 5th largest fair in the country) we spoke with one of the operators of the cable cars. Interestingly enough his son had just purchased a copy of Hunter Brown and was reading it at home. What are the chances?


The Miller Brothers are Going to Jail for "Good"!

It's true, and we need your help to post bail!

A warrant for the Miller Brothers "arrest" has been issued by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). We'll be going to "jail" on October 9th - handcuffed and dragged away to serve our time. No doubt the press will be there in droves to watch us get hauled away to the slammer. However, if we raise our bail of $500 before the Lock-up, they promise to go easy on us, but to do this we need your financial assistance to post our bond.

Your 100% tax-deductible donation is our key to freedom and will help MDA continue research for treatments and curew of the 43 neuromuscular diseases they cover. Your support also will help MDA provide wheelchairs, clinic visits, support groups and summer camp for the families served by the Association in our local area.

Any donation amount is welcome from $5 to $500 or even more.

Visit this site to make your donations and help us post bail.

Serious folks, this is a great opportunity to raise money for a really good cause. Help us out and we'll be sure and share pictures with you from the Lock-Up.

Join us Live Online in 3D!!!

With the help of an emerging technology from Google called "Lively" we're taking our Author book tour to a whole new level. Introducing the Virtual Meet and Greet with Chris and Allan Miller (aka - the Miller Brothers). Through the wonders of 3D Technology you too can meet your favorite author duo live and (almost) in person. Couldn't make it to our latest event? Don't sweat it. Just check the schedule for our Virtual appearances and join us for a personal chat in 3D online.

See, there we are just waiting for you!

Joining is simple. Anyone with a FREE google account can join in on the fun.

Just visit our website at and login with your Codebearer account (if you don't have one - get one). Once you are registered with our site and logged in you can view a members only webpage by clicking on "Beyond the Books > LIVE CHAT!" in the menu. It will take you to this page

Download the Lively software as prompted (only takes a few seconds) and follow the instructions on the screen to get started by creating your own 3D character. Before you know it - you'll be taken to a whole new dimension of the website where you can interact with other visitors, fans and friends online in 3D (not to mention the Miller Brothers as well). \

Oh and one more thing: If its Bonus Codes you're looking for (to earn points in our online game) we'll be passing them out at every virtual meet and greet we host. So make sure to put us on your schedule and collect those points!

See you online! :-)

Want to host a virtual book signing for your church or school? Contact the Miller Brothers for an exclusive 3D appearance and chat session in a private room for VIP guests only.

Author Tips: Tracking Amazon Sales Rank Numbers

Authors love to watch the Amazon sales rank and speculate what that means for their book sales. The problem is that in order to chart the progress of your book against other comparable titles you have to manually search and click on each title in Amazon and write down the sale rank. This is a time consuming and frustrating process.

Luckily, you don't have to do that anymore.

I just found a great website that offers a FREE book monitoring service for your titles. The website is called Simply sign up for a free account and start adding titles to your watch list. It provides a sales rank history for your books and any comparable titles you type in. In addition to giving you a history it will calculate your average sales rank number and the best sales ranking you've received to date. PLUS: with a single click of a button the website will generate a printable report with all of the data on it in a graph chart.

So - if you're a published author looking for a better way to monitor your sales rank, try and see what you think.

For those who are interested, Hunter Brown has ranked as low as 19,045 out of over 6 million titles (the lower the number the better!) We're working hard to bring that number down even more through marketing. For a better understanding of how Amazon's sales ranking system works check out this other blog entry.

Fake Celebrity Endorsements

Since we are still awaiting official celebrity endorsements for our book Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow we decided to make up a few of our own. Are they real? Absolutely not. Funny? We'll let you decide.


On the eve of his Republican National Convention appearance, presidential candidate John McCain is considering legislation that would require every American to read Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow. In doing so, he earned our votes.

Not to be outdone, Obama replied that he absolutely loved the book and claims he agrees with McCain on the issue adding that he found it ironic that one of the characters in the book was named after his campaign slogan: Hope. Regrettably, we had to inform him that the character was not, in fact, named after his campaign to which he simply replied, "the audacity!" (An obvious and humorous plug for his own book entitled the Audacity of Hope.)

If you are a real celebrity, or if you know a real celebrity who enjoyed our book, and would like to offer an endorsement - drop us a line. In the meantime, we'll keep looking for other "fake" celebrity endorsements for our book.

Miller Brothers to Join Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour

Some exciting news has surfaced for the Miller Brothers and you won't want to miss out!

In July 2007, four Christian Fantasy/Fiction authors embarked on a journey that would make literary history, open doors for their beloved genre and spark the imaginations of readers and publishers alike. They called it the Fantasy Fiction Tour; four authors from four different publishers uniting together for the cause of promoting the fantasy fiction genre. Last year’s successes included appearances in 15 cities, hitting everything from large chain bookstores to homeschool events, front page coverage by The Washington Post and even an interview on FoxNews.

Needless to say many new fans were made, and faithful readers popped up everywhere, surprising the four authors with gifts and rowdy welcomes into their cities.

This year - they are at it again with a West Coast tour that is twice as big as last year. They are calling it Motiv8 and are welcoming four additional authors to the team. Joining the original FFT “Fantastic Four” of Wayne Thomas Batson (Thomas Nelson), Christopher Hopper (Tsaba House), Sharon Hinck (NavPress), and Bryan Davis (Zondervan), are new comers Eric Reinhold (Creation House/Strang), LB Graham (P&R Publishing), Jonathan Rogers (Broadman & Holman Publishers) and the amazing Donita K. Paul (Waterbrook/Random House). Never before have so many fantasy/fiction authors from completely different publishing companies come together for a multi-city tour like this!

In addition to the full tour the Miller Brothers (that's us) have been selected to join the Motiv8 tour for the northwest portion of the event. It is an honor to be invited to join the tour and we would love to have a great gathering of people show up at each event. If you can make it to any of these locations please come and cheer us on. Having personally met several of these authors we can say without a shadow of a doubt that they are amazing individuals with a passion for great writing. We highly encourage you to check out the full tour schedule on their website at and make plans to visit them when they come through your town.

The official schedule for our appearances is shown below.

Friday – October 3rd Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Mennonite Educational Institute (Middle School)
4081B Downes Road
Abbotsford BC
Canada V4X2M8

1pm – 3pm - Full school assembly
4:30pm – 6:00pm –Meet the Authors Dinner with 20 student reading contest winners
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Speaking Event with parents and students
8:30pm – Book Sales and Autograph session

Saturday – October 4th Seattle, Washington
Harvest Logos Bookstore 3pm to 5pm
115 N. 85th St. #100
Seattle, WA 98103

Salt Shaker Bookstore – 6:30 to 8:30pm
1456 Cole St.
Enumclaw, WA, 98022

Sunday - Ocotober 5th - Portland, Oregon

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events!