Patricia Miller grew up in a small town in Ohio and has worked as a mental health clinical counselor for the past 30+ years. She is the award-winning author of 5 published books thus far: a completed YA Sci Fi Sweet Romance trilogy (suitable for ages 15 and up) and 2 mystery collections (suitable for all whodunit lovers ages 12 and up) which all have that cozy mystery feel. Her Agatha Christie inspired mystery collections are fully illustrated by local middle and high school students.
She is best known for brain-teasing mysteries, relatable characters, clever twists and turns and feel-good endings. When not writing she enjoys hiking/biking weekend trips or indulging in British murder mystery marathons.
Mysterious Tales of the Unexplained
The mystique continues in Secrets at Sea with an investigation into a murder on the high seas aboard the Agatha with returning fan-favorite amateur sleuth, Kelsie Raymond and her boyfriend, Max. "Vats Trouble" delves into a mysterious murder when a body falls through an office window, landing into a vat of of cheese. The mysterious disappearance and reappearance of a suit of armor in an old castle leads to secret passageways and the supernatural in "Freakish Knight". And in "Keyholes", the recent purchase of an old 3-story office building leads to trapdoors and secret rooms discovered with the help of a diary written over a century ago.
Joshua: Life After Theos
For two teenage aliens escaping to Earth, the greatest challenge of surviving might just be one of the heart.
Joshua's parents, leading scientists on Theos, have proof their kind can successfully live on Earth. Even so, the government of Theos prohibits first contact - deeming Earth a hostile and unevolved planet. When a deadly and fatal explosion takes his parents' lives, Joshua, a scientific phenom in his own right, disobeys Theosian law and escapes his homeworld - vowing to defend his parents' theories. But as his craft plummets toward Earth's surface, Joshua discovers that Mani, his ex-girlfriend and first love, is a stowaway.
Once on Earth, old tensions erupt forcing Joshua and Mani to live separate lives. One chooses to regress to high school for fun, games and no responsibilities. The other takes on the identity of a college freshman, for a life of logic and pure reason. But things soon take a turn for the worst as an unknown atmospheric anomaly starts to break down their body strength. The only solution - come together for an annual regenerative ritual.
Can Joshua and Mani survive their romantic past, fit in with the humans, and survive a deadly illness all while fighting evil forces aimed at exposing their secret existence? Find out by getting Book 1 of this young adult alien romance trilogy!
Joshua: Breaking Free
After fleeing the Theosian authorities and acclimating to their new home, teenage aliens Joshua and Mani have at long last carved out lives for themselves on Earth. With a circle of human friends more supportive than they ever imagined, Joshua and Mani discover true friendship is universal. And, for Joshua, so is true love, in the form of an Earthling named Emma.
But the Theosian authorities are not so easily thwarted. The decree of no first contact with Earth must be upheld. A spy sent to Earth aims to find, capture, and return Joshua and Mani to Theos for prosecution.
To protect Mani, safeguard his human friends, and preserve his idyllic existence with the love of his life, Joshua risks going back in order to finally BREAK FREE.