His professional writing career began as a ghost writer for, “Inside Elvis,” one of the prominent “Elvis” books. In December of 1980 he wrote a short story called “Little Boy Lost,” it was a Christmas present for his children. “It was an intensely moving experience,” he recalls. “The characters came alive as I put them on paper.
“I worked throughout the day, tears streaming down my face as I lived the events through the eyes of the characters that unfolded one by one. The story was finished on Christmas Eve. When the children gathered in front of the fire place and I read them the hand written manuscript. It was the only gift I had to give that year.”
In subsequent years it became a family tradition for Mills to present a new short story each Christmas Eve. In 1992 a collection of those short stories was published by Quilted Bear Publishing. The collection became an instant success.
The Christmas of ‘45” is the Novel that grew out of a classic short story. The characters are rich and diverse. The story is timeless and moving. It will touch your heart and remind you what christmas ment, not that many years ago.
The Christmas of ’45 – Author