New Novel Available

My new Tricia Gleason novel, “Sparkling Waters” has arrived. If any of you would like a signed copy, please let me know via e-mail:

They are also available at Amazon and Amazon/Kindle and Authorhouse.


The title of this novel, “Sparkling Waters” means nothing. Has no connection with any event in the novel Truth is I love the title. Came from one of my dearest friends, Art Johnson in San Marcos, Texas. He read a blog in which I talked about fishing on the Sol Duc River out of Forks, Washington, even included the novel cover picture. Art, on his own, which is who he is, always learning and sharing, looked up SOL DUC and learned it means, SPARKLING WATERS. Wrap it.

The title though, has EVERYTHING to do with the tone and full measure of love in the novel. My hero, Tricia Gleason and her husband, Nathan Spark walk a sharp learning curve for their infant child, Caleb Yale Gleason Spark. The “Yale” is the last name of their mentor and dear, dear friend Creighton Yale, known for his wit and cynicism. At times, he’s nasty. He asked if Nathan and Tricia would call their son, “Yale.” For after all, Creighton baptized this lovely and armless child. Tricia smiled and gave it her best ‘Creighton jab,’ “Why yes, we call him ‘Yale’ when he’s fussy and uncooperative!” Creighton smiled, sort of.

The novel brims over with sparkle, the content has a tone and attitude that refuses to spell wine with an “h.” Sure, there are shadows and unanswered questions abounding. The main one is would Tamisha, godmother of Caleb, ever find her identical twin, Tanisha, whom she didn’t know even existed. And would Nathan stay in ministry? The warmth and caring. almost each chapter, until the final three chapters, bring value and humor and “up” for almost everyone, even the reader. One reader who wanted to be the first to read, “Sparkling Waters,” said, “Don’t let anyone read the last three chapters first. When I finished this 8th Tricia Gleason novel, I laughed harder than I could measure. The ending? What a surprise. A ‘yikes’ surprise.”

About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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