The author’s 1999 book, VINTAGE CORK, is a lively look (“never buy a wine with a sell-by date”) at the excesses of connoisseurship and the supposed ability of a wine snob to determine from a few sips which side of the hill the grapes were grown. Comedian Jonathan Winters offered this comment about Cork's wine books:
"Cork is one of the great cuisine and wine writers of our time. Especially his latest book, Eating on the Donner Pass, is close to a Pulitzer Prize."
Cork lived for seven years in Jerez, Spain, the sherry wine citadel of the world. After several years of happy research going from bodega to bodega, he wrote a romantic book about this unique wine: SHERRY—THE GOLDEN WINE OF SPAIN. Author and Spanish aficionado James Michener wrote:
"The book is a joy...most evocative...with a nice combination of the author's observations and historical references."
1995 saw the publication of a new book of celebrity interviews, PORTRAITS (Santa Barbara Celebrities was the first). The drawings in Portraits were done by Barnaby Conrad. Included are 20 profiles of such personalities as Robert Mitchum (“Exercise? I breathe in, I breathe out.”), Ronald Reagan, John Travolta, Rod Steiger, Jimmy Stewart (“I never ran for government office because I...uh...don't speak fast enough to be a politician.”), Jane Seymour, Sharon Stone, Julia Child and Jackie Collins. Karl Malden had this to say about his profile:
"I didn't think I was that nice, but then you writers can do miracles."
Cork has co-authored:
HOLLYWOOD BE THY NAME - The Warner Brothers Story
Optioned for a Broadway Musical in 2004 this book is the inside family story of the Warner Brothers. It is co-authored by Cass Warner Sperling, granddaughter of Harry Warner the longtime president of Warner Bros. Prima Communications & Publishers released it 1993. A new edition of the book, THE BROTHERS WARNER, was published in 2008 by the University Press of Kentucky. Under this revised title, the book was made into an hour-and-a-half documentary film in 2008. It was presented at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2009.
FLAMINGO! A Photographer's Odyssey
Co-author, Hara. A $50 coffee-table book from Harry Abrams, Inc., New York, 1992.
Cork's book, WRITE FROM THE START- A Proven Program For Writing and Selling Non-Fiction, was released by Simon & Schuster. Los Angeles Times Arts & Entertainment Editor, Charles Champlin, said of the book:
"Had Cork written "Write From the Start" forty years ago, I'd have a much smaller treasury of rejection slips to bequeath my grandchildren."
Another self-help book for wannabe writers: THE Q's AND A's OF INTERVIEWING - FOR WRITERS. Actor Jimmy Stewart, whose profile is included in the book, read it and said:
"Ah, waal...Cork, your book is fascinating, and I'm sure the first of its kind, giving writers an idea of what it takes to get an interview and do it properly."
Move over Jackie Collins and Hollywood Husbands, here comes Cork Millner, Santa Barbara, and POLO WIVES, a scandalous, sizzling novel of the rich and famous in the world of polo. Cork rates the book R for Ravishing.
Released in January 2009 is a mystery/adventure novel entitled, TO BE OR NOT TO BE SHAKESPEARE, which asks the question: “What if an original handwritten manuscript of Romeo & Juliet is discovered?” The manuscript would be priceless.
Cork’s memoir, I LOVE YOU, which he calls a “True Novel,” was released as a POD (Print on Demand) by Booklocker.com in 2005.
THE GODDESS SPOT, by Jilian West Millner--edited by Cork, was also released in October 2005 as a POD.
Cork has also completed and published a warm and fuzzy novel titled, THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT. And, yes—another novel, WINGS OF GOLD, about those good old hair-raising flying days flying off aircraft carriers, is collecting dust in a drawer.