A.P. Miller, in his own words:
I don’t know how else to say it: I like telling stories.
From an early age, my favorite stories were in the pages of comic books. I felt a sense of security in Superman’s invulnerability, I felt community in the association of the X-Men, and I felt a need to keep coming back; these were stories that made people care and concerned, and those are the kinds of stories that I’d learned to love. My mother was an absolutely wonderful person; each time she’d make a trip to the grocery store or to the shopping mall, she’d pick me up a copy of the latest title I was reading. In the pages of those comic books, I learned a lot of vocabulary and a lot about the craft of story telling.
As a teenager, I wanted to become a musician. I have a theory about listening to music; when you turn on music, you are listening for one of two things: either the way the music is played (or the mechanical aspect), or the lyrics (or the message). One of my favorite musicians of all time is Bruce Springsteen; that man was put on this Earth to tell tales about people. Songs like “Downbound Train” or “No Surrender” are these epic tales contained within a five minute song. That too had a profound impact on the way I approach story telling.
These days, as an adult, I am still strong immersed in all of those things. I still read comic books, I still love comic book movies, and I still play guitar. My tastes in books has changed a lot; if I could go back in time and thank my English teachers for the books they made us read, I would surely do it. There is really something to be said about reading “the Outsiders,” “Animal Farm,” “Lord of the Flies,” or “the Great Gatsby.” Allow me to go on record: I strongly support and encourage arts and literature being taught in school. It truly did wonders for me.
Quick Facts about A.P. Miller –
- Hails from Central Pennsylvania, raised in Clearfield County and spending the beginnings of his adult life in Centre County.
- Currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.
- Spent time as a radio personality under the pseudonyms “Alan Stone” and “Albert Cameron.”
- Worked as a commentator for Mixed Martial Arts promotions.
- Self taught musician – plays the electric bass and guitar.
- HUGE fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
- Lists “Sin City,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” “Pacific Rim,” and “Bloodsport” as his top favorite movies
- He’s a big fan of 90’s alt-rock, bands such as the Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Marcy Playground, etc.
- Has been a fan of Bruce Springsteen since he was eight years old.
- Cites Suzanne Collins, George Orwell, S.D. Perry, S.E. Hinton, Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, and H.G. Wells among his favorite authors.
- He has two brothers and four sisters.
- Favorite holiday is Halloween – claims he loved Halloween before it was cool.
- A graduate of the Moshannon Valley Junior-Senior high school in Madera, Pennsylvania
- Holds a degree in Business Administration, Management & Marketing.
- Favorite sport to watch is MMA & Boxing.
- Favorite sport to play is Volleyball.
- He is an advocate for the understanding and awareness of Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — he also HATES cancer in all its forms.
You can interact with A.P. Miller on Twitter @Millerverse or by visiting his facebook page at Facebook.com/Millerverse!