Kimberley-based writer Kevin Miller recently released his third children’s book, Unlimited, which is part two of a series of novels for children ages eight to 12.
“Unlimited is about four friends who figure out how to hijack the radio signal being broadcast from the local waterfowl marsh and use it to launch their own pirate radio station. The action soon descends into a game of cat and mouse as the authorities seek to shut them down,” said Miller.
“I had a lot of fun writing this book,” Miller said. “I even named the ‘villain’, who isn’t so villainous, after a girl who knocked me out cold in grade one by slamming my head into a brick wall.”
“The plot for this novel was inspired by the marsh that’s near Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. Many similar marshes in the prairies broadcast a canned information message about the marsh over FM radio,” explained Miller. “It was while driving past one of those marshes that I got the idea of someone hijacking the signal. That’s the fun part about writing these books; pulling in all sorts of little things I’ve seen and experienced over the years.”
Miller was born and raised on a farm just outside of Foam Lake and moved to Kimberley with his family in 2013.
“We love it here. You can’t help but spend a lot of time outdoors year round,” he said.
Miller got his start as a writer 21 years go as a reporter for a newspaper in Meadow Lake, SK. He then moved on to book publishing and to the film industry as a writer, director, producer and editor.
“These days, I keep one foot in both worlds, film and publishing, but I’m definitely spending more time in publishing as a writer and editor,” Miller explained.
Miller first released his first book, Moody Bee, in May. It is inspired by the local company that is owned by Randy and Krista Moody.
“They’re friends of ours, and while my wife was helping them set up their store last fall, I was…