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A Feverish Visionary Dream: “Memoirs and Misinformation,” by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon


In an interview with New York Times reviewer, Dave Itzkoff, Jim Carrey explained his latest book, “Memoirs and Misinformation,” co-written by author of Wall Street satire, “Mergers & Acquisitions,” Dana Vachon. “It’s the end of the world, and we have the perfect book for it.” “Not the end of civilization,” he continued. “Just the end of a world, the selfish world. We’re getting over the Ayn Rand, ‘you can be a jerk and we can all live in a paradise of jerks’ thing. That’s what we’re going through.” Photo: Linda Fields Hill Part autobiography, part fiction, Carrey and Vachon draw disparate parts of experience together to pull off an unconventional memoir/farewell letter to civilization as the...
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Nobel Prize Winning Interview with Robin Gregory


What fun! Interview with the UK’s notorious Jason Denness… Gnome Appreciation Society Hello everyone.  Today I have an interview with a lady who lives in a cottage made out of caramel, I got that info from the back of her book and I’m assuming it is a typo because what is a Carmel cottage?  Her book is on my gotta read list and when you see the cover you’ll want to check it out too, one of the most spectacular I’ve seen. Please stare open mouthed at Robin Gregory. Question 1: Give us a quick run down about The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman. Thank you for the lovely introduction, Jason. The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman is book one of a trilogy. Moojie is introduced as an or...
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The wilderness experience. Every hero’s journey seems to include one.

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Whether it’s Neo in The Matrix, Harry Potter at Number Four, Privet Drive, or Cheryl Strayed’s hike from California to Washington in Wild, I think the wilderness experience is a necessary part of character transformation. Especially in visionary fiction. It takes the main character away from familiar comforts, support, and surroundings. It challenges his or her power. In (upcoming) book two of my trilogy, Halfkin, Moojie, now an impetuous, half-alien eighteen-year-old, and his unreliable guide from Pleiades, Abu, and are on a perilous journey to find Babylonia, Moojie’s lost love. This scene takes place after Moojie impulsively befriends a vagabond in the desert. Despite Abu’s warnings, Mooj...
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Bits & Bodhis #1

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Welcome, brave souls, to Bits & Bodhis, where you will find little astounding facts to help you to carry on during the dark night of the soul. Shedding the shadow and awaking spiritually is not for the feint of heart. If you ever doubt it, here are religious initiations from around the world that you must NOT TRY THIS AT HOME: Fathers of the Crocodile tribe in New Guinea hold down their boys while loved ones slash off little pieces of their flesh…. Photo: Peter Mugubane In West Africa, initiates are known to die while undergoing a rebirthing ceremony under the influence of a psychoactive plant substance….   Tibetan monk’s were once required to sit naked on frozen lakes at the height of winte...
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These are nutty times

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I apologize if this offends you. But I’m sincerely struggling with the following question: Is it racist to include an organized crime character in a book who is defined by ethnicity or nationality? I don’t know. These are nutty times… On one hand, we have Jeanine Cummins, an American-born, mostly Caucasian novelist, author of American Dirt, being lambasted for daring to speak sympathetically on behalf of Mexican immigrants. On the other hand, an esteemed colleague tells me that it is offensive to refer to a character in my upcoming book as a “Jewish mobster.” Identity is a prevalent theme in my novels. In The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman, the main character is disabled and stutters...
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Book & Film Recommendations During Quarantine…

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My love goes out to all who are suffering during this crazy quarantine. Please let me know if I can help you with prayers. While you’re grounded at home base, books and films can be your best friends. Here are some of my recommendations. Click on book images from each of the following categories: Non-Fiction, Novella, Short Stories, and Novel. The links will take you to my reviews of them. Click on film images for trailers of award-winning stories of awesome children being leaders during difficult times. (*The Whale Rider is FREE right now on tubi.) BOOKS                                         FILMS Original linkOriginal author: Robin
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International Podcast ~ May 9, 2020

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  Join the fabulous Ayn Cates Sullivan, PhD, and me for a chat about mysticism, miracles, healing, and other themes behind my award-winning “The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman” ~ Tune into Wisdom of the Ages ~ May 9, 2020 12:00 PST Original linkOriginal author: Robin
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Wonderful Review by Kimber Silver

“Only dreamers, artists and misfits enjoy an alternate reality.” —BanaNat   Behind the beautiful mystical cover awaits the story of a youngster named Moojie. An earthquake occurs on the night an abandoned baby is found by the nuns of San Miguel de las Gaviotas; the name Moojie is smudged across his tiny forehead. These events set in motion an extraordinary life. Magic swirls around this forsaken child as the nuns watch and worry that the imperfect infant might never find a family. But fate has its own plans for the babe and sets about bringing people into his path who can see all the possibilities that lie behind his enormous black eyes. The road that this special young man must travel will ...
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Review of “Literary Explorations: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry,” by Abhimanyu Pandey

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A book for philosophers, writers, readers, and students. “Literary Explorations: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry” is an eclectic mapping of literary trends. It is a 104-page collection of academic essays and articles assembled in a way that touches on gender, voice, multi-culturalism, and spirituality in works from the East and West. Among essays exploring the texts of Atwood, Ondaatje, and Malkani, I particularly appreciate the way he handles magical realism as it concerns “The Tailor’s Needle,” by Lakshmi Raj Sharma, and my novel, “The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman.” While the author is an academic, he never gets too highbrow. The information is presented as he discovered it—throu...
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An Unremembered Pleasure: Interview with Abhimnyu Pandey of University of Allahabad

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Dr. Abhimanyu Pandey shares thoughts with me on life, literature, and his new textbook, Literary Explorations: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry.   Original linkOriginal author: Robin
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Congratulations, Salman Rushdie, on book #19, Quichotte!

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Me with Salman Rushdie ~ Sept. 22, 2019Original linkOriginal author: Robin
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Excerpt #3 from upcoming Book 2 of the Moojie Littleman Trilogy: The Boy Who Killed Time

Dear friends and family, Here’s the third and final excerpt from upcoming Moojie Littleman Trilogy, Book 2: The Boy Who Killed Time. I’m finishing the novel and other projects, so I’ll be posting occasional interviews and articles for a while. But for now, I’d like to introduce you to Abu, Moojie’s sidekick… CHAPTER 4 An account of the sage discourse that passes between Moojie and Abu, wherein much is revealed to complicate our ingenious hero’s plot A long time ago, a holy man from Spain told Abu the map of his life could be found on his palms. When he looked at Abu’s hands, his brow furrowed and his left eye twitched. “You are leading a double life,” he said. The next time they met, Abu sai...
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Ginosko Literary Journal ~ Issue 23, 2019

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“My Date With Marc Chagall,” an essay on writing by Robin Gregory, CLICK HERE, page 269. Original linkOriginal author: Robin
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Excerpt #2 from upcoming Book 2 of the Moojie Littleman Trilogy: The Boy Who Killed Time

Dear friends and family, It’s the 25th! Here’s the next excerpt from upcoming Moojie Littleman Trilogy, Book 2: The Boy Who Killed Time. You will notice, the sections are not linked directly to each other, they are independent snippets that give the flavor of the book. They have not been professionally edited yet, so please forgive any typos. I look forward to hearing what you think! CHAPTER 3In which is recounted Moojie’s disenchantment andfurther indictments that drive the valiant wonder worker to undertake an impossible journey Night was falling when Moojie and Abu rode through the gate of St. Isidore’s Fainting Goat Dairy, three miles inland in the Valley of Sorrows. They were greeted en...
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Excerpt #1 from upcoming Book 2 of the Moojie Littleman Trilogy: The Boy Who Killed Time

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I’m going to share random excerpts from my next book on the 25th of each month. Please feel free to comment, I learn from you! Book 2 is a continuation of Moojie’s life, but I want it to stand alone, as well. Boy, am I having fun with this! The following section introduces eighteen year-old, able-bodied Moojie, and his sidekick Abu, ranch hand and former grocer with uncertain origins…   Chapter 1 Continuing the trials and amusements of the valiant MoojieLittleman, with dubious input from his loyal companion, Abu,  and other incidents worthy to be recorded by the most able historian The world has ended many times. Ask Moojie Littleman. Four years after the disaster of the century, he was ridi...
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My Screenplay Adaptation “Halfkin” is out for Pre-Production Review

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Yippee! My screen adaptation of The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman has gone out for review. I couldn’t believe my ears when, after two years of working on it, my producer, John Crye, finally said the words, “It’s ready!” Film description of Halfkin: A physically-disabled orphan discovers he has miraculous  abilities similar to the Light-Eaters, a primordial race that warns intolerant locals in early-1900s America of an upcoming natural disaster. In order to make the 294-page story fit into less than 2 hours on screen, we had to cut a few characters and scenes. Pappy and Auntie Tilda are now the central the focus of Moojie’s domestic squabbles. Light-Eaters, Ninti, Babylonia, Sarru’ka...
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Novel To Screen Adaptation: An Interview With John Crye, Fimmaker


  I first met John Crye through a media company in Los Angeles. He has deep roots in theater and film, which covers experience as a writer, producer, actor, and director. For more than a decade, John was Creative Director of Newmarket Films, working in the development, acquisition, production, and distribution of such independent classics as Whale Rider, Memento, Donnie Darko, Monster, and The Prestige. A founding member of the filmmaker’s collective, Fewdio, John produced The Nightmare House web series, and also wrote and directed several episodes. He helped launch Wrekin Hill Entertainment, with whom he acquired and released such films as Peter Weir’s The Way Back and Hesher, starring Jose...
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Welcome Silver Dagger Book Bloggers!

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The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman by Robin Gregory Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Early 1900s, Western America. A lonely, disabled boy with a nasty temper and uncontrolled mystical powers, Moojie is taken by his father to his grandfather’s wilderness farm. There, Moojie meets an otherworldly clan of outcasts that he wants to join. Following a series of misadventures–magical and mystical–he is summoned by the call to a great destiny … if only he can survive one last terrifying trial. Having won a number of awards, Robin Gregory’s The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman is being lauded as a classic. A haunting, visionary tale spun in the magical realist tradition of Gabriel Garcia...
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Ebook Giveaway hosted by Online Book Club

Thank you Online Book Club for hosting the Amazon Giveaway of The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman! November 4 – 11, 2018 https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/af7929a52c304473#ln-l G O O D  L U C K! Original linkOriginal author: Robin
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