Dr. Thomas Millar, born in 1923, was a West Vancouver child psychiatrist. His self-published titles include a child-rearing book, The Omnipotent Child, a comic novel, Who's Afraid of Sigmund Freud (shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour) and several collections of comic plays including Don't Shoot, I'm Your Mother and Graduation Suite. Born in Edmonton in 1923 and later a student in Vancouver, Millar was an RCAF pilot from 1941 to 1945, and was wounded twice. His collection of short stories, Le Chapeau Bleu (1989), is partly concerned with wartime experiences. His other novel was called Jessie in the Sky with Diamonds and his collection of miscellaneous writing was entitled On Laughter-Silvered Wings (1998). His other psychiatric titles were Rearing the Pre-School Child and Myth of Attention Deficit Disorder. He adapted four novels into screenplays in the last three months of his life. He died on July 12, 2002 in Vancouver. His daughter Laura Millar took over the management of his titles under his Palmer Press imprint.

[BCBW 2003] "Medicine"