Thursday, June 20, 2013


SOLOMON'S JUSTICE: A PTSD SHORT STORY is now available on Kindle — click here to see this — and I am hoping that an entertaining fiction story can do what nonfiction often cannot do: encourage people suffering from PTSD to recognize their possible symptoms and seek help.

While this story is definitely fiction, it is composed of research (including at the LA County Veterans Court) and true anecdotes shared with me.

In addition, although this short story focuses on PTSD induced by combat experiences, PTSD can be brought on by non-combat trauma of all kinds.

(I write about non-combat trauma PTSD in the cozy mystery CAST THE FIRST STONE — click here to check out this novel on Kindle. I also write about PTSD before it was labeled as such in the YA short story PINKY SWEAR — click here for this short story on Kindle.)

Here is part of the Amazon review for SOLOMON'S JUSTICE written by Middle Grade children's author Jerrye Sumrall:
After reading this story about the triumphs and tragedies of helping veterans suffering from PTSD, I have gained a new understanding of a tragic disorder that forever changes the lives of men and women who have risked their lives to protect our freedom!

The author has presented the issue in such a simple story form that you don't have to be in the military or even know anyone in the military to understand the far-reaching effects of PTSD.

I hope that you will read the PTSD short story SOLOMON'S JUSTICE and share it with your friends. You never know when a fictional story — that I hope is also entertaining — may help others.

(This ebook short story also contains an excerpt from my women's friendship novel MRS. LIEUTENANT.)

book cover of CIA Fall GuyP.S. For those of you who have wanted to read my romantic suspense spy story but don't have a Kindle, click here to see the novel now available as a paperback on Amazon.

And, as this post talks about military subjects, I want to add that CIA FALL GUY was inspired by my experiences living in Munich, Germany, when my husband was a U.S. Army intelligence officer stationed there.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the 2008 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the Navy thriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS. Phyllis is the co-founder of the marketing consulting company Miller Mosaic LLC, which works with clients to attract more business. Read her book-related posts at

Monday, June 3, 2013

Musician Recovers From Heavy Metal and Launches “Healing America”

Jeffrey Gilliam, a musician based in San Rafael, CA launched "Healing America": A Patriotic DVD Dedicated To Veterans. The idea, if funding is completed through, will come to fruition after a long recovery from mercury toxicity.

I was fighting for my life. That's what it felt like when I was extremely ill with mercury toxicity. Of all the many symptoms, perhaps the worst was muscle weakness because it was getting harder to walk.

Through my long recovery process using a natural detox diet, I became very deeply inspired to create a DVD of patriotic-themed music and images for the benefit of veterans going through their own healing process. "Healing America" was born.

A very good old friend of mine has been diligently working on the video aspect while I've been carefully arranging the healing patriotic music. We've done an awful lot on our own but we need your feedback and support to complete the project.

Here is the link: