Jason Jack Miller, of Uniontown, served as keynote speaker at the 32nd annual Pennwriters Conference, held recently at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.

Besides writing, Miller teaches science at Uniontown Area High School and has been adjunct faculty in Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program.

Born in Connellsville and a graduate of Tri-Valley High School and California University, Miller’s novel “Hellbender’’ won the Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction, the MacLaughlin Scholarship, and was a finalist for the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award as well as kicked off a five-book contract with publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press.

His other novels include “The Devil and Preston Black,” “The Revelations of Preston Black,’’ “All Saints’’ and the “Murder Ballads and Whiskey Series.’’

Miller is collaborating with his wife, Heidi, on two new series and will appear at events across the nation this year. More information is available at www.jasonjackmiller.com.

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