What Do Vampires,Tiny Tim, Jerry Mathers,An Olympic Gold Medalist and De Miller Have In Common? Why "High Stakes" of Course!
The stakes are definitely high when the demure landscape company owner Amy Lucard bites off more than she can chew in a clash with the 400-year-old evil vampire, Ulysses Tarefson in the comedy vampire love story, High Stakes. Not only must she vanquish the vampire, she must also save her two best friends and co-workers, Nina and Lucy, from the clutches of the vampire household.
Along the way, Amy and her new-found love, Jonathan Parker, must prepare themselves for the showdown battle by learning all the vampire legends, from what type of wood from which to make a stake to scattering grain to slow a vampire down. They enlist the help of a pacifist vampire killer, Professor Abraham Van Heavensing, (“Van Helsing? That’s the other side of my family tree!”) who arms the couple with all the tools they need to defeat the vampire. In the end, Amy and Jonathan free the trusted caretaker, Rentfield and the rest of the vampire household, twin sons Romulus and Remus and their mother, Carmella.
Think Twilight meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Marx Brothers, and you have High Stakes! Filled with every conceivable vampire cliché, High Stakes stops just short of causing you to die laughing. Based on the direct-to-video movie from the mid-90s, which starred Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver), 60’s pop icon, the late Tiny Tim (Tiptoe through the Tulips) and Olympic Gold Medalist Cathy Turner, High Stakes is guaranteed to be one book that really bites! Producers report that a digitally enhanced 20th Anniversary DVD release is in the works for sometime in the next two years!
De Miller is a former newspaperman now living in Mount Dora, Florida. He has been writing for three decades, first as a reporter, photographer and editor for The Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Kansan newspapers, then as the Public Information Officer for the Wyandotte County Commissioners in Kansas. Over the years as a freelancer he has had material published in such diverse publications as Crafting Magazine, The Sporting News and The National Enquirer. Among other writing accomplishments, he wrote the script for and produced two direct-to-video comedy movies starring Jerry Mathers and 60s music icon Tiny Tim; wrote the scripts for and directed a series of children's videos and wrote scripts for informational videos for the county government.
Since moving to Florida, he has become a Christian and devoted much of his writing time to Christian endeavors. He wrote and directed a Christian movie, Daniel’s Lot, starring Emmy award winner Gary Burghoff (Radar from M*A*S*H) which is now in worldwide release through the Bridgestone Multimedia Group. (www.danielslot.com)
He has also devoted a great deal of time to his writing passion, working on novels and short stories. (www.demiller.com)
His other passion is the Christian radio station he operates. The station, WTYG, 91.5 FM (We Thank You God) serves north-central Florida in the town of Sparr. (www.wtygfm.com)