I am visiting fellow and director and co-founder of the Story in the Public Square initiative at Salve Regina University's Pell Center in Newport, R.I. This year-round program of studying and celebration of storytelling in American politics and culture formally launched with a day-long conference on April 12, 2013, featuring former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart and two-time Pulitzer winner Dana Priest, of The Washington Post. Save the date: the second-annual Story Day will be April 11, 2014. Theme: Moving Images, with keynote speaker the Emmy-winning actor, producer and screenwriter Danny Strong, whose script credits include The Butler, Recount, Game Change and the Mockingjay Hunger Games finale.

In 2011, I wrote THE WAR ON TERROR: Coming Home, a Providence Journal series, my 16th, on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary from the series, COMING HOME, won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and was nominated for a New England Emmy. The Journal spent 2012 examining the ailing Rhode Island economy in the Reninvent Rhode Island series. In February 2013, The Journal published a 12-day commemorative series marking the 10th anniversary of The Station nightclub fire that killed 100; The Journal was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for its coverage of the tragedy. In 2013, The Journal published #eWave: The Digital Revolution, a continuing series about the impact of technology on our lives.

The Essential G. Wayne Miller Fiction, Vol. 3
NEW! Published January, 2014. Fifteen tales of horror, crime and dystopia, including "First Love," "Every Step of the Way," "Christmas in the Year of Our Lord Ten," The Feeling," and the title tale. "Best-known for his critically acclaimed non-fiction books and documentary films," says Amazon, "Miller has been praised for his fiction writing, dating to his first book, Thunder Rise: A Novel of Terror. For several years, he was a regular at fantasy and horror conventions, notably NECON, the fabled annual gathering that has featured Stephen King, Peter Straub and other writers."
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Published in November 2013 by Simon & Schuster: TOP BRAIN, BOTTOM BRAIN: Surprising Insights Into How You Think, a new concept of brain function called the Theory of Cognitive Modes that debunks the left/right story of the last half century. With Stephen M. Kosslyn, Ph.D., celebrated neuroscientist and psychologist, formerly of Harvard and Stanford, and now founding dean of the Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute. Order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Audible, and other outlets.
-- "An exciting new way to think about our brains, and ourselves. Original, insightful, and a sweet read to boot," says Daniel Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness.
-- "A bold new theory, with intriguing practical implications, formulated by one of America's most original psychologists," says Howard Gardner, author of The App Generation.
-- "Kosslyn is one of the world’s great cognitive neuroscientists of the late 20th and early 21st century,” says Steven Pinker, bestselling author of The Language Instinct.
-- "Kosslyn and Miller have written a lively, informative, and easily assimilated summary of several important principles of brain function for the general reader..." says Jerome Kagan, emeritus professor of psychology, Harvard University.
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I write and produce documentary movies, including the feature-length ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, about the tuberculosis epidemic of 1900s America and globally today, nominated for a New England Emmy and broadcast nationally on PBS, and BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society, about today's old-money Newport, a world whose roots lie in the Gilded Age of Vanderbilts and Astors, also aired on PBS. The third documentary I wrote and co-produced is COMING HOME, based on my Fall 2011 Journal series. It premiered online Dec. 29, 2011, and was broadcast on Rhode Island PBS March 26, 2012, and later dates. Coming Home won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and was nominated for a New England Emmy.

In my work, I have been privileged to receive access to significant people who are not always -- if ever -- accessible to all. Only a percentage of information they have shared with me makes it into my books and movies, so in the interests of open scholarship, I have donated hundreds of my original and exclusive taped interviews to historical organizations that will preserve them for others. My NASCAR collection is housed at Appalachian State University's Belk Library in Boone, North Carolina. My Newport Society collection is at The Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island. My medical pioneers collection is at The Center for the History of Medicine, at the Harvard Medical School's Countway Library of Medicine in Boston. And in 2013, I donated some of my remaining archival material, including materials from my book KING OF HEARTS, my Frank Beazley series, The Growing Season and my documentary ON THE LAKE to the University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives department.

The Essential G. Wayne Miller Fiction, Vol. 2
Thirteen stories, including "Nothing There," "Honey Love," "Death Train," "God of Self," and the title tale. "Wayne Miller is a writer's writer. A long-time pro whose fiction is so seamless, you don't notice the barbs and sharp edges until it's far too late," says Thomas F. Monteleone, Bram Stoker winner, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel and publisher of the Borderlands horror anthologies.
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The Essential G. Wayne Miller Fiction, Vol. 1
Ten stories, including "Not Just Traces of Me," "Windhams' Folly," "Freddy and Rita," "God Can be a Cruel Bastard," and the title tale. "Explorations of alienation, madness, the afterlife and post-apocalyptic existence fill this first volume of the collected short stories of G. Wayne Miller," says Amazon.
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Thunder Rise, Book One of the Thunder Rise trilogy has been published digitally, by Crossroad Press, appearing fortuitously on 12/12/12. And, on April 29, 2013, the audio book!
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Asylum, Book Two of the Thunder Rise trilogy, published March 14, 2013, by Crossroad Press. Proceeds to benefit the patients at Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag, R.I., in memory of the late Frank Beazley, artist, poet and champion of the disabled. RIP, my dear friend!
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Summer Place, Book Three of the Thunder Rise trilogy, published April 24, 2013, by Crossroad Press.
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The Los Angeles Times called THE WORK OF HUMAN HANDS: Hardy Hendren and Surgical Wonder at Children's Hospital "A song of suffering and redemption that is harrowing to read and impossible to forget." Updated to autumn 2012, with all-new introduction, epilogue and photos, from Crossroad Press.
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And TOY WARS: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies That Make Them is also now digital.
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In my earlier days as a horror and mystery writer, I contributed stories to the fabled NECON convention. Recently published: a collection of the best of NECON, including a story by Stephen King and one by me, Freddy and Rita, a post-Apocalyptic piece. For more, visit the BIG BOOK OF NECON page. Publisher's Weekly calls it "a killer lineup." And read SUMMER LOVE, the screenplay, a story of passion and obsession. Or download it through iTunes.

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