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Jonathan Miller

The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund

PRESENTING:Adventures in Children's Books: Sunday, 3/1/, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Congaree A&B


At the age of 28, Jonathan Miller joins the ranks and establishes himself as a published children’s book author and illustrator with his first book in a new series titled The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Daschund.

The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund is a series of books based on a lovable dog who is a fact checker for an internet company. In the first book of the series, Sammy's Last Week in Charleston, Sammy finds out his job is relocating him and he has one week to say his goodbyes and do everything he's always wanted to do in Charleston. The book is a love letter to the city Charleston, advocates the importance of friendship and memories, and leaves us anxiously anticipating Sammy’s next adventure.

Miller’s distinct style comes from his use of construction paper in his designed illustrations. After attending summer art programs at Winthrop University in grade school, Miller first started creating with construction paper when he used it to make a girlfriend a birthday card at age of 22. The card received such a positive reaction that he soon started making cards in this style for all the people in his life for any occasion. As it happened, it was a construction paper turkey that made his life take a fortuitous turn. After a friend’s family took him in for Thanksgiving one year and he thanked them with one of his custom card creations, they implored him to share his talents with the world. With his best friend’s voice in the back of his head, who always urged him to illustrate children’s books, he came up with Sammy, and the rest is history.

Miller is from Clover, SC, and has a degree in business from College of Charleston. He currently resides in Charleston, S.C. and enjoys running, movies, and of course, playing with construction paper.

GENRE(S): Children's