Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bristol Art Museum talk on Claiborne Pell Sept. 20

Please join me at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at Rogers Free Library for a free talk, reception and signing sponsored by the Bristol Art Museum. Details at my primary blog. All welcome!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Providence Journal/Frieda Squires

On April 13, I will be speaking on the research methodology behind AN UNCOMMON MAN to an American history class at Salve Regina University in Newport. Salve is one of my favorite places.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More on WRNI

Taped last week, radio reporter, columnist and former Providence Journal writer Scott MacKay's interview of me, about the Pell bio and writing in general, ran this morning on the NPR station.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

WPRO Morning News

Did a segment this morning on Rhode Island's WPRO AM-630 Morning News Show, hosted by Andrew Gobeil and Tara Granahan. They were most gracious. Talked mostly about the book, but they were kind enough to mention my continuing Providence Journal series on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Today's appearance followed a report broadcast Monday by reporter Flo Jonic on WRNI FM 102.7, Rhode Island NPR.

Monday, October 17, 2011

200 at launch party! Reviews coming in!

Some 200 people came out on a beautiful fall afternoon Oct. 16 for the launch party at Salve Regina University's Pell Center. I signed 100 books -- after that, the publisher ran out. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse spoke, along with Congressman David Cicilline; all were greatly influenced by Pell. Also speaking were grandsons Nick and Clay Pell, and Salve president Sister Gerety and Chancellor Sister Antone. I did a reading. The wine flowed and the food, including cucumber sandwiches, was scrumptious.

Meanwhile, reviews are starting to come in, including from Publisher's Weekly. They're good. Links to them can be found at the official book site's reviews page.

Upcoming events include a reading at signing at Newport's Redwood Library, Nov. 17, and a presentation at the Nov. 30 Pecha Kucha in Providence. Details soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

AN UNCOMMON MAN now on Apple iTunes

In addition to Amazon Kindle, the book is now also available electronically at the Apple iTunes store.
Hard copies also available at many retailers and online outlets!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Oct. 16 launch party press release...


Sept. 30, 2011
For immediate release

NEWPORT, R.I. -- The public is invited to join Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, members of the Claiborne Pell family, and author G. Wayne Miller for the 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, launch party marking the release of Miller’s

AN UNCOMMON MAN: The Life and Times of Senator Claiborne Pell, the authorized biography of the late six-term U.S. senator.

The event will be held at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 02840.

In addition to Reed and Whitehouse, whose political careers were greatly influenced by Pell, speakers will include Salve President Sr. Jane Gerety, Salve Chancellor Sr. M. Therese Antone, and two Pell grandchildren: Nick and Clay Pell. Miller will read from the book and sign copies. Newly named Pell Center executive director James Ludes will host.

Published by the University Press of New England, AN UNCOMMON MAN is the first biography of the creator of the Pell Grants college assistance program and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. A longtime advocate of global peace who was instrumental in several treaties and an early opponent of the Vietnam War, Pell was also known for his visionary ideas -- and quirky personality. He served six terms in the Senate, longest of any Rhode Islander, from 1961 to 1997, never losing an election. Miller wrote the book with exclusive access to family archives and the Pell Collection at the University of Rhode Island, among other sources.

A staff writer at The Providence Journal, Miller is the author of seven previous books and is also a documentary filmmaker. His most recent film, 2010’s BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society, which he wrote and co-produced, has been broadcast on PBS and enjoyed several theatrical runs at Newport’s Jane Pickens Theater.

The Oct. 16 event will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For this one event only, copies of AN UNCOMMON MAN will be sold at a 30-percent discount off cover price. Official publication date of the hardcover is Oct. 11.
The Kindle edition is already available.

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