This is personal.
It turns out that in the age of Amazon and Kindle, 99% of authors must depend upon their own network of friends, family, and colleagues to not only buy their books, but also to pass the word to their networks about the good read (if indeed, it is). Sales, reviews, and additional marketing all depends upon and builds from strong results with the author’s network. I am writing to you as part of my community with a request and opportunity.
“Thoughtwall Café: Espresso in the Third Season of Life” is a novel that combines my best story-telling with the kind of honest spiritual probing you have come to expect from my writing. If you haven’t purchased a copy yet, here is an opportunity to support my work while also gaining a valuable reading experience.
From November 24 to December 10, I am taking orders for a signed copy(ies) at a 25% discount. Order through me with payment via PayPal and I will send a signed copy to whomever you designate. The cost to you, for these two weeks, is $12.75, inclusive of postage and tax.
To order contact me at: dspiritflt at gmail dot com
Everything I write, whether novel, poem, or sermon, is an extension of the same spiritual work, and part of the subversivepreacher.org enterprise. All of it remains a personal offering without the soliciting of donations. While it is a labor of love and passion, supporting this work through the purchase of books is gratefully appreciated. Thank you.
Thoughtwall Café, Espresso in the Third Season of Life
This novel is written about millennials for millennials, and for every generation now looking back at their twenties. It is a turbocharged twenty-first-century update of “The Fall,” by Albert Camus, but it is retrofitted for today’s twenty-somethings to do battle with those pernicious conundrums of the mind even Socrates and Freud fumbled.
Cressida Fruith, who changed her name in high school from Ruth while pulling an Emo persona over her life, is coming apart at the seams. An only child of a single parent with no extended family, she watches helplessly as her mother’s cancer progresses. Even the friendship of her oldest and best friend begins to fray. Enter Hobart Wilson, a much-maligned outcast stoner from her high school days. He infuriatingly becomes her mother’s closest companion, and confessor of a secret so dark and violent it will change Cressida’s future.
Available from Unsolicited Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
or your local independent bookstore
(ask them to order it for you)
The Steam Room Diaries
What if the most sacred place on earth was not on a mountaintop, not in a cathedral or mosque, but in a dank dilapidated men’s steam room? That is where a defrocked priest encounters life and death, sex, drugs, and even rock ‘n roll in this spiritual fiction.
“Listening to Dark Angels” in Poetry Quarterly, Summer Issue
WAITING SERIES “Alone Again at the Wok ‘N Roll” by Cameron Miller https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/alone-again-at-the-wok-n-roll-by-cameron-miller-i-am-waiting-poetry-series/
WHERE I LIVE SERIES: “Eleven Below in Vermont” by Cameron Miller
“My Father Died Last Night” and “Wind on Snow” by Cameron Miller appearing in http://prolificpress.com/bookstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=105
The poem, “Mother Teresa’s God” appears in this international anthology available Eyewear Press (UK). Over two hundred poets from around the world explore the quest
Speaking, Readings, and Author Visits
Novelist, poet, and preacher, Cameron Miller, is available to schedule a visit to your church or group for a lecture, worship, or conversation. Consider one of the following topics, or a topic more closely connected to your context.
A mesmerizing evening of fiction and theological reflection, carefully pitched at the intersections of spirituality and secularity…Cameron Miller’s lecture was a most challenging and enjoyable event!
Dr. Timothy Wadkins, Director Institute for the Global Study of Religion, Canisius College, Buffalo NY
- The Ordinary Sacred – Listening for God with the Imagination and Sharing What We See and Hear
Our experiences of the holy are a pale comparison to the supernatural events described in the Biblical narrative, so let’s come to terms with that and dig a little deeper.
- Thoughtwall Book Group – Author Visit (in person or via Skype) with your book group to discuss the book and thought walls we have known
Read “Thoughtwall Café” or “The Steam Room Diaries,” and if useful, use Book Study guide and questions from the author.
- God Noir – Literary Fiction and Poetry as Preaching
God-talk and theological jargon hits the cultural wall encircling church, and for many people inside churches as well. Still, millions continue to experience the sacred, and yearn for more. Where will they find words to talk about it, if not with fiction and poetry?