"Though his books are labeled literary thrillers, Miller is most concerned with his characters,
who struggle with issues of discrimination, identity, ideological rigidity, and belonging." 
- Poets & Writers Magazine 

"[Miller] pens page-turning fictional thrillers inspired by his experiences as a biracial man."
- San Jose Mercury News

"His personal knowledge of racial tension pushes his stories."
- Huffington Post

"One of the new breed of biracial men taking center stage.”
- The CW's "Black Renaissance" 

Jonathan R. Miller is a biracial author of genre-bending literary thrillers with diverse, non-traditional characters exploring issues of identity and belonging. 

Miller was born in Illinois, lived in Los Alamos, New Mexico for most of his childhood, and then became a California transplant after undergraduate school at Stanford University. He was an 8th-grade teacher for 7 years in the Oakland public school system, and has worked as a writer in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since.

Miller's own biracial heritage -- black and white, but "passing" as white -- has had a strong influence on his thought processes and writing style. His novels deftly explore issues of identity while providing storylines that are rich, cerebral, gritty, thought-provoking and moving. 

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