D. Patrick Miller

Publisher info

Before founding Fearless Books in 1997 to continue the publication of his writing, D. PATRICK MILLER sold three solo projects to major publishers: Viking, Henry Holt, and Dell. He is now the author of a dozen print titles, including HOW TO BE SPIRITUAL WITHOUT BEING RELIGIOUS (Hampton Roads, 2018), THE FORGIVENESS BOOK (Hampton Roads, 2017) and LIVING WITH MIRACLES (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011) as well as other titles available under the Fearless Books imprint. As a collaborator, ghostwriter, or principal editor, Miller has helped other authors prepare manuscripts for such publishers as Viking, Doubleday, Warner, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Hay House, Hampton Roads, and John Wiley & Sons. His poetry has been published in a number of magazines and several anthologies. Miller provides a variety of services to writers, including Assisted Publishing, manuscript assessments, and professional representation through Fearless Literary Services.

Where to buy in print

Prayers for Light and Strength
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2022 by D. Patrick Miller. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational
Drawing from her life experiences as an orphan, single mother, and a dedicated seeker, Lyna Tevenaz offers a powerful collection of 50 prayers for our urgent times. Most of the prayers are accompanied by "active meditations" and brief affirmations that span five major categories of human concern: Relationships, Family, the Self, the World, and the Inner Life.
Setting the Mind Free: Releasing Cult Thinking to Rejoin Reality
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 96,710. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2021 by D. Patrick Miller. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology, Nonfiction » Psychology » General
Fearless Books announces the reprinting of two classic works in one volume by a pioneering psychiatrist and a leading voice in the founding of transpersonal psychology. SETTING THE MIND FREE by Arthur Deikman MD brings these two priceless works back to life in this updated omnibus edition, featuring a Foreword by best-selling author and psychologist Lee Jampolsky, Ph.D.
A Course in Marigolds
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016 by D. Patrick Miller. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
The world's wackiest gardening manual returns! This classic parody of "A Course in Miracles" presents a hilarious hybrid of horticulture and holiness.
The Way of the Physician: Recovering the Heart of Medicine
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014 by D. Patrick Miller. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
Medicine for the practitioner and the patient alike, this book says that we need to train doctors to be wise healers working on the heart, not mechanics who fix bodies.


Instructions of the Spirit: 50 Poems & Intimations
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2022 . Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Poetry » American poetry » General
A collection of 50 poems and "intimations" on spiritual experience by a noted journalist and essayist in contemporary spirituality. This second edition of the original title includes 14 recent poems.
Love after Life: A Parable of Parallel Realities
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 61,490. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A suspenseful, tender, and redemptive tale of spiritual healing that tells the story of two linked realities
Understanding A Course in Miracles: The History, Message, and Legacy of a Profound Spiritual Path
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 76,740. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Psychology » Movements / transpersonal
the indispensable guide to a great teaching of our times... Drawn from over thirty years of original research, interviews, and personal study, this book provides the most reliable overview of the Course available today.
Freedom Versus Devotion: An In-Depth Study of Cult Experience
Price: Free! Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Spirituality / general
This in-depth report reveals the experience of a former "Moonie" cultist, Ellen Berlfein, as she recounts how she was drawn into six years of religious devotion to the organization founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, and ultimately freed by a kidnapping and deprogramming engineered by her parents.
The Rapid Dying of Religion and the Rise of a Universal Spirituality
Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Comparative Religion, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Ancient mysteries & controversial knowledge
A provocative report on recent research indicating that the decline of organized religion in the US is happening at a much faster pace than is generally recognized. At the same time, the proportion of people identifying themselves as atheist, agnostic, or "spiritual but not religious" continues to climb steadily.
Mostly A Mystic: Reflections on a Spiritual (But Not Religious) Life
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 65,200. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
"a constantly touching and insightful memoir..." — from the Foreword by JACOB NEEDLEMAN Twenty-five years in the making, the spiritual memoir of Fearless Books founder D. Patrick Miller is now available in print. MOSTLY A MYSTIC: Reflections on a Spiritual (But Not Religious) Life tells the story of how a young investigative reporter transformed into a modern mystic.
The Christ Poems: Communiques from the Inner Life
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 . Categories: Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
What does it actually feel like to be growing, struggling, and learning on a mystical path? In this remarkable collection of new poetry from D. Patrick Miller, a leading writer on A Course in Miracles, the reader is taken into some of the deeper feelings and subtler thoughts of the mystical journey.
A Spiritual Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / Chronic fatigue syndrome, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
A true account of falling prey to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and achieving a complete recovery in seven years, after the author recognized his struggle with CFS as a spiritual crisis that would lead to a new way of life. The spiritual approach to CFS is offered not as a prescription or panacea, but as a new way of looking at a debilitating illness.
How to Begin Your Memoir: Inspirations & Motivations
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Essay » Literature
Accomplished author, editor, and writing coach D. Patrick Miller helps writers take the very first step in creating a personal history: getting clear on why one is writing. Miller reviews three "Poor Motivations" and three "Effective Motivations" for writing a memoir, and provides a set of questions to help authors explore their starting point.
Necessary Wisdom
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 33,190. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
In this outstanding collection of six feature interviews that began in the 1980s, journalist D. Patrick Miller and philosopher Jacob Needleman discuss Making Sense of Mysticism, The Secrets of Time and Love, The Meanings of Money, Searching for the Soul of America, Meeting God without Religion, and finally, The Need for Philosophy.
Spontaneous Human Combustion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Inspirational
People actually explode, reports a recent issue of New Scientist magazine: "spontaneous human combustion is real." In this psychological horror story with a redemptive twist, veteran author D. Patrick Miller imagines what it might take to build up a fatal fire within.
The Cost of Not Selling Out
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Essay » Business
A true-life financial memoir by an established author and veteran self-publisher, detailing just how little money a dedicated writer can make and still succeed. Along the way, instructive catastrophes and valuable life lessons are shared, including the secret of finding the right scale of comparison by which to measure one's success.
The Perfect Mother: An In-Depth Study of Forgiveness
Price: Free! Words: 8,670. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
In this intimate essay, the author of THE WAY OF FORGIVENESS reveals how the struggles of his manic-depressive mother influenced his own life, including a seven-year bout of chronic fatigue syndrome. That illness led to the beginning of a spiritual discipline that would result not only in his healing, but a new perception of his troubled parent as well.
Six Miracle Essays
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 30,060. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
A compilation of the "6 Miracle Essays" series, combining in one volume BACK TO THE REAL WORLD; CLIMBING THE STONE FACE OF FEAR; HOMELESS; A BRUTAL SADNESS: Capital Punishment and the Politics of Vengeance; ENDING MY RELIGION, and MIRACLES OVER THE LONG HAUL. This collection offers in-depth insights about the spiritual path known as "A Course in Miracles."
How NOT to Worry: 5 Simple Tools for Trying Times
Price: Free! Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Stress, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
The author of THE FORGIVENESS BOOK and HOW TO BE SPIRITUAL WITHOUT BEING RELIGIOUS brings a spiritual perspective to the end of worry. In five concise steps, D. Patrick Miller helps readers reorganize their thought patterns so that they can deal with stress and pressure in the most creative and effective ways possible.
How to Write a Good Poem: Three Essential Elements
Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Poetry » American poetry » African American
The publisher and author of two poetry volumes offers a concise and inspiring guide to writing a good poem. The three essential skills of Vocabulary, Compression, and Revision are explained, with helpful suggestions for practice. Includes a number of example poems by the autho. Also: live links to other helpful resources.
Flight Patterns: or, How Astral Projection Launched My Spiritual (But Not Religious) Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
A personal essay detailing the author's early experimentation with astral projection, leading to his identification with the "spiritual but not religious" movement
How to Forgive: The Seven Steps
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Change your life for good, forever, for less than a dollar. Veteran spiritual writer D. Patrick Miller describes the "Seven Steps of Forgiving" in this concise handbook that makes a mystical process perfectly clear.
Who Are You? Understanding Your Personality with the Enneagram
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Psychology » Theory
A concise and friendly guide to the popular personality typing system known as the Enneagram
Fame, Fire, and Surrender: The Fearless Interview with Brett Butler
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
For all those who have wondered, "Whatever happened to Brett Butler?", his no-holds-barred interview with the beloved comedian and star of "Grace Under Fire" reveals the inner life of a spirited performer.
Me and the Gargantuan Space Babes: Omnibus Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy & Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Miles Driven, the Last of the Smooth Movers and a Celebrated Great Escapist, tells the six-part, all-too-true story of how his sojourn at a Krispy Kreme doughnut parlor morphs into a galactic battle with gargantuan space babes who wouldn't think twice about dissolving his consciousness in a karmic acid bath. You'll never guess how he pulls himself together and gets out of this one!
Keeping Your Soul Work Alive: A Meditation on Writing and Self-Publishing
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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In this brief essay, a veteran author, independent publisher, and writing coach muses about the challenges of honest self-expression -- and the even bigger challenges of getting one's expressions out into the world.
Doping with RC Cola and a Moon Pie
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
The true story of how the author wandered off the track of competitive bicycling, never to return. This shocking confessional reveals the final, dirty little truth behind the Floyd Landis scandal and the rumors swirling around Lance Armstrong: the sport is just too damn hard!
Writing Through the Dark Night: Talking About Creativity and Depression with Novelist Tim Farrington
Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
This wide-ranging, fascinating feature interview focuses on the subjects of creativity, depression, and the "dark night of the soul." Noted author and literary coach D. Patrick Miller talks with novelist Tim Farrington, author of A HELL OF MERCY and THE MONK DOWNSTAIRS.
The Qualities of Beauty: An Interview with J. Ruth Gendler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty & fashion, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Noted writer and artist J. Ruth Gendler originally self-published THE BOOK OF QUALITIES, now a best-seller with over a quarter-million copies in print. In her latest book NOTES ON THE NEED FOR BEAUTY, she discusses many of the ways in which beauty is far more than skin-deep. This interview conducted by D. Patrick Miller is an exclusive feature of Fearless Books.
Genesis Corrected (by The Serpent)
Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Stop blaming Eve! It wasn't her fault. After eons of silence, The Serpent steps forward to set the story straight about dinosaurs, asteroids, and what really went down when Eve let the banana leaf fall from her bosom. As the Serpent suggests, you'll find yourself wondering how it could have been different if Adam had learned to "just say no"...
Tully: a Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary
An erotic portrayal of grief, sexual awakening, and forgiveness. Originally published by THE SUN and later collected in STUBBORN LIGHT: The Best of The Sun Volume III.
Choose Your Publishing Option: The Fearless Guide to An Author's Alternatives
Price: Free! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
This guide by a veteran author, editor, and independent publisher gives concise and useful information on how to get an agent, get published in the mainstream or outside it, how to self-publish, and more.
The Truth About Psychics: an Interview with Helen Palmer
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Fortune telling
(4.00 from 1 review)
Accomplished intuitive consultant and Enneagram teacher Helen Palmer tells the unvarnished truth about psychic capacities in this bracing and informative interview with D. Patrick Miller.
Facing the Evil Within: an Interview with John Sanford
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious philosophy
In this conversation with the late John Sanford, author, Jungian psychologist, and Episcopalian priest, the questions of evil within and without are examined with great care and insight.
Taking Divine Dictation: or, how can you tell if it's really God on the line?
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
This concise but thorough investigation of the channeling phenomenon includes the stories of A Course in Miracles and the Pathwork, as well as some bracing comments on the popular books chronicling a few ‘conversations with God’.
When Soldiers Meditate: an interview with Richard Strozzi Heckler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
In this fascinating interview, a former Marine and aikido master discusses the inner qualities of the traditional warrior, and how he has tried to introduce them to select members of the modern military including the Green Berets and Navy Seals.
What's Your Number? Understanding the Enneagram System of Personality
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
In the only feature article ever to include lengthy commentary by the two chief teachers of the Enneagram, Helen Palmer and Don Riso, the history and significance of this remarkable personality system are reviewed, as well as brief descriptions of the nine personality types.
How To Do What You Love for a Living
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
In this three-part article inspired by the Buddhist ideal of "right livelihood," D. Patrick Miller examines a variety of approaches to finding work you love to do, with expert help offered by Marsha Sinetar, Nancy Anderson, Sue Bender, Gregg Levoy, Carol Adrienne, and others.
Letting Go of Bad Habits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2009 . Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery
This concise collection of helpful insights and creative advice from a variety of experts features 9 keys to letting go of bad habits... without the forceful exertion of "willpower."

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