Roger K. Miller grew up on Chenango Street on the North Side of Binghamton, N.Y, an upbringing that he recounts in "The Chenango Kid: A Memoir of the Fifties," a book that ties the popular culture of the 1950s to his boyhood experiences.
After attending the public schools of Binghamton and graduating from North High, he went to Harpur College (forerunner of Binghamton University), from which he received a B.A. in history. He taught school in England for a while, then enlisted in the U.S. Army. After military service and graduate study in journalism at Penn State, he worked for a time at the old Evening Press in Binghamton (forerunner of the Press & Sun-Bulletin). He went on to work at several other newspapers, most notably the Milwaukee Journal.
He is also the author of the novels "Invisible Hero," "Dragon in Amber," "The Lost World: A Sentimental Journey," and "The Flight of Alice Blue Gown."