Miller Caldwell - Author

About the Author

Educated at the Reform Street, Primary school, Kirriemuir, Angus; Shawlands Primary Glasgow; The Glasgow Academy; Edinburgh University, London University and Glasgow University. Miller’s first post was in Tema in Ghana as a Church of Scotland Missionary. After six years abroad he was appointed as an educational social worker in Stirling at St Modan’s Roman Catholic Secondary School. Three years later he was appointed as the assistant area reporter to the children’s hearing for Kilmarnock and Loudon, Ayrshire. Four years later, he was promoted to being the Area Reporter for Kyle and Carrick and Cumnock and Doon Valley, Ayrshire. Four years later he was appointed as the Principal Reporter to the children’s Hearings for Dumfries and Galloway. Three years later he was promoted to the post of the Regional Reporter for Dumfries & Galloway. After regionalisation of Scottish Authorities, he became the first Authority reporter for Dumfries & Galloway. In 2003 he became a full time author. In 2006 he was appointed the Camp Manager at Mundihar, NWFP Pakistan, following the South East Asian Earthquake.

Featured books by Miller Caldwell

The Parrot's Tale

The Parrot's Tale

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2014

Have you ever come across a plot more delightful and engaging than that of an African Grey Parrot turned police detective, on the loose in the Scottish countryside? That is the original and creative premise of new book The Parrot’s Tale by Miller Caldwell, whose endearing protagonist is 35-year-old Kofi, with a distinctive red tail, a great knack for mimicking voices and a thirst for adventure. A delightful mix of comedy, crime and thriller, the book follows Kofi as he solves an array of unlikely mysteries, problems and crimes, often in the most hilarious of manners.

Other books by Miller Caldwell

The Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

The Trials of Sally Dunning and A Clerical Murder

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2018

The Parrot's Tale

The Parrot's Tale

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2014

Have you ever come across a plot more delightful and engaging than that of an African Grey Parrot turned police detective, on the loose in the Scottish countryside? That is the original and creative premise of new book The Parrot’s Tale by Miller Caldwell, whose endearing protagonist is 35-year-old Kofi, with a distinctive red tail, a great knack for mimicking voices and a thirst for adventure. A delightful mix of comedy, crime and thriller, the book follows Kofi as he solves an array of unlikely mysteries, problems and crimes, often in the most hilarious of manners.

Take the Lead

Take the Lead

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/05/2014

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2014

Where did all the lions, elephants and sealions go after they no longer worked at the circus? I thought you'd like to know.This is the story of Lawrence the Lion who asks all sorts of animals if he could work for them. He has no specific talent until a wise owl makes him see he does have a skill to be put to good use. Children absolutely love this book for 5-6 year old children.

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Laurence the Lion Seeks Work

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2014

Where did all the lions, elephants and sealions go after they no longer worked at the circus? I thought you'd like to know.This is the story of Lawrence the Lion who asks all sorts of animals if he could work for them. He has no specific talent until a wise owl makes him see he does have a skill to be put to good use. Children absolutely love this book for 5-6 year old children.

Jim's Retiring Collection

Jim's Retiring Collection

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2013

Rev. James Caldwell recorded the more amusing stories of his various ministries and on hearing these, artist Jim Douglas of Glenfarg, offered to illustrate his tales. When Jim died in 1995, I inherited papers, musings, photographs and the general deluge of personal memorabilia which post mortem events produce. Poet's Progeny was the first of Jim's writing which became a popular book. Now I have turned his amusing stories into a short book with an unusual structure to inform and entertain the reader. Each chapter starts with a short bible passage then is followed by a contemporary commentary before Jim offers his amusing tales. Accordingly, this can be a reflective book, an aid to understanding the Bible in today's complex society or a very amusing account which blows out of the water the image of a Scottish Presbyterian minister as a bland, dour preacher. Jim's tales will certainly have you shaking with laughter. Miller

Have You Seen My...ummm...Memory?

Have You Seen My...ummm...Memory?

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2012

Everyone has had the frustrating experience of putting something down and then forgetting where. Although there are many factors that contribute to the ability to remember; it is also a simple fact that some people are better at remembering than others. Outside influences like stress, hormone problems, or even the side -effects of medications can make people absentminded and forgetful. But what if your memory is simply getting progressively worse? Are you frequently embarrassed at not being able to remember someone's name? Have you ever driven away from a petrol station and genuinely forgotten to pay? Are these episodes of memory loss driving you to despair?If so, then this book by Miller Caldwell is not only going to amuse and entertain you, but it will provide you with many serious tips and selfhelp exercises that will help you train your brain all over again!Mr Caldwell begins by explaining his own diagnosed condition called mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the frustration he felt at having to retire early because of shortterm memory loss. He explains in simple terms how the human brain processes our thoughts and then stores them in preparation for recall. He explains how in most people, sharp thinking and reasoning skills are unaffected by shortterm memory decline and suggests that, if an older person learns information in the right way, he or she is just as likely to remember it as a younger counterpart. Each helpful tip and suggested exercise comes with an anecdote from Caldwell's many varied and fascinating life experiences, including how he almost married the wrong woman!Presented in a delightful and straightforward format, this book will be an invaluable companion to those of us who are just a little bit forgetful or, equally, to those in the early stages of dementia. Oh, and just in case you forget, the charming cover illustration of an elephant with a knot in its trunk will remind you to pick up a copy of your own.

Miss Martha Douglas

Miss Martha Douglas

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2011

Martha Douglas encountered several needles in her remarkable yet troubled life. One needle brought anguish while another brought relief One brought pleasure while another disbelief One needle eased suffering amid the horrors of war The final needle brought contentment on a far off shore. In an era of discrimination bold acts of the day Swayed the thoughts of many that never went away Today equality is for everyone with no exemption Martha broke the mould, resulting from much tension. (c)mc A historical novel containing authentic unseen period photographs from this gifted Scottish storyteller.

The Last Shepherd

The Last Shepherd

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2010

A successful but arrogant banker has a spring holiday with his family in rural south west Scotland where his values and his attitude cause mayhem. The Last Shepherd shows the errors of his city ways with assistance of a mysterious mute benefactor whose actions climax in a tragic but resolute ending, touched by romance. 'I was shocked to discover I knew so little of rural ways. It was a real education.' Pete Newbrook. 'A way of life we should lose at our peril. But the romance was very touching.' Jane Houston. 'I could not put it down. When I did, I read it again.' Drew Sloan. 'A very sad and poignant read with so many slants to the story. I enjoyed it very much.' Lesley Fudge MSc BA (Hons) RGN

Betrayed in The Nith

Betrayed in The Nith

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2010

Mark Webster is the devoted friend of Danny Kimber, a blind musician yet also a police informant. But on a wild spring evening, when Danny's body is found in the river Nith, there is judged to be no evidence of foul play. Mark thinks otherwise. But can he prove it? Then a young girl Poppy is found in the river. But are the two deaths linked? As Mark tries to understand what is happening in modern Dumfries, he falls under the charms of Chief Superintendent Carla Speirs. An international development in the case emerges after the Police face the anger of the local community. In this modern romantic novel set in the beauty of south west Scotland, fraternal devotion turns to an unexpected romance as the mystery of Danny Kimber's death comes to light.

Restless Waves

Restless Waves

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2006

Geoff Varley joins the Eros cruise liner on its maiden four-month world cruise, as the Writer in Residence. It's a new venture for the shipping company and for him. Passengers' demons are laid to rest, creative minds are hard at work and on-shore adventures are both hair-raising and intriguing. Drug running and stamp collecting, ornithology and ship arrests, sumptuous meals and crippling debt, terminal illness, shattered dreams in the South Atlantic and a philanthropic opportunity in West Africa, not to mention two surprising romances somehow all revolve around the Writer in Residence. This is your opportunity to enjoy a four month world cruise, from the comfort of your armchair in your imaginary luxury cabin. It's a gripping yarn and a second successful novel from the pen of Miller Caldwell. www.millercaldwell.org

Ponderings

Ponderings

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/2005

Give Your Eyes a Treat. Text is clear, large and spacious. Give Your Mind a Treat. Let a Poem or Short Story transfix your imagination. Give Your Thoughts an Overhaul. Do You Share My Views of Life? But have the hankies to hand or be ready to explain why you are laughing!

Have You Seen My......Umm...Memory?

Have You Seen My......Umm...Memory?

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2004

A delightful concoction of self-help advice for those of all ages suffering from occasional or regular memory lapses. The author's personal medical history is bound together by a fascinating and rib-tickling insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the human memory. It is a seriously funny yet thoughtful and helpful book. A rare combination indeed. Why did he have to retire early? How he nearly married the wrong woman! How he wrote a successful historical novel and challenged his memory before the TV cameras at the Pinewood studios. With tips for students facing exams there is no age restriction on memory lapses. We can all improve what memory capacity we have. Now is the time to exercise your memory. Let's untie the elephant's knot and learn his secret.

Operation Oboe

Operation Oboe

Author: Miller Caldwell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2003

A Brahms concert in Hamburg in 1912 leads to romance. An escape behind enemy lines and a traumatic voyage follow. A second eventful voyage began a diplomatic career in the Second World War in West Africa and revealed a dark family secret. Throughout these decades of conflict and strife an oboe plays unaccompanied. Its notes would linger to entertain an independent Gold Coast

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