About Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a prolific and best-selling writer. He has written more than 200 books over the past three decades, on a variety of topics from computers to music to business. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience. Collectively, his books have sold more than a million copies worldwide.

Miller is also an accomplished drummer, composer, and arranger. He has combined his knowledge of music with his writing talents to produce a series of best-selling music instruction books in Alpha’s Complete Idiot’s Guide series. He has written about all manner of music-related topics, including music theory, composition, arranging, drums and percussion, and the music business in general.

His portfolio also includes books about various computer and technology topics, including computer hardware and software, Facebook, and eBay; in addition, he writes business books about marketing and other related topics. Miller also contributes articles to a variety of websites and publications, and does occasional consulting.

Michael Miller received a Marketing degree from Indiana University in 1980. After graduation, he worked for seven years in his family’s retail business, then spent twelve years in various positions at Macmillan Publishing. In his last position as Vice President of Business Strategy, he helped guide the strategic direction for the world’s largest reference publisher and influence the shape of today’s computer book publishing market. He has been a full-time writer since 1999.

As a musician, Mr. Miller has been playing drums since he was in grade school, and he attended the prestigious Jazz Studies Program at the Indiana University School of Music. He currently plays drums for GraceAbounds, the contemporary band at Grace Lutheran Church of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Michael Miller resides in the Twin Cities area, where he lives with his wife Sherry, several of his step-children, and five grandchildren, all of whom he loves dearly.