Lifelong traveler and author M. Barrett Miller has visited dozens of countries and met fascinating people from all over the world. Inspired by the unique characters he has met and the obstacles they have overcome, Miller decided to write two memoirs about these individuals. As a history enthusiast, Miller also wrote a series of fictional thrillers inspired by the real-life histories of different countries.
If you’re passionate about helping others and hearing new perspectives, you’ll want to add these books to your “to be read” list.
Listen, Listen to My Heart’s Song
Miller’s first biography features a series of inspirational true stories told by people from all walks of life. Each short story offers hope and triumph in the face of tragedy, loss, and uncertainty. Miller will donate the net profits of this title to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The American Cancer Society, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, and the Woodland Park Zoo.
Atreus’s View From A Tent
While visiting Seattle, Miller connected with a homeless man and stayed in touch with him for a period of three years. The man shared his background of trauma, his everyday experiences as a homeless person, and the toughest parts about homelessness that many people never stop to consider. The net profits of this book will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The American Cancer Society, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, and the Woodland Park Zoo.
The Bridge: Life in the Shadows
This fictional thriller takes place in 1978, where a member of French Intelligence and Michael, an Australian Secret Intelligence agent, are dating in the midst of the Cold War. When a vital meeting needs to be arranged with the west to discuss Russia’s Communist rule, Michael describes his exciting and dangerous mission across Russia, along with the unique people he met during his journey.
Beyond the Black Stump: Life in the Shadows
Miller’s second published thriller is set in Northern Ireland during a tense period of time wracked by terrorism and fear. The characters in this book investigate threats against the Royal Family, brutal bank robberies, actions of the SAS, and other suspicious activities that threaten the tenuous Easter Peace Accords.
Oo-roo: Life in the Shadows
After setting up a sting to catch people smuggling firearms into the Republic of Ireland, a trio of intelligence agents and close-knit friends go their separate ways to see their families again or take on new missions. The title of the book is an Aboriginal word that translates to “see you,” referring to the bittersweet moments of saying goodbye to good friends.