Robby Miller


Born in 1968 on the far away island of Salamasond. Grew up a feminist with a liberal minded mother and sensible older sisters. Always loved scientific facts that have been verified by multiple professionals so I follow the facts as they are discovered. Lost my teenage son in a risk-taking accident with a train so now live between parallel universes - the regular one and the one where grief has to be sidestepped at every turn. Death and other Taxes is an allegory about letting go of the compulsion to want to see our lost loved ones again. It is an answer to everyone who tried but failed to comfort me by saying he was still there somewhere. It is also an example of how to manage our unintelligible grief using the psychological trick of rewriting it into a work of pure imagination. There is nothing more rewarding than raising kids - it's what we're made for. The pain we feel when a child dies is life-long and there is no panacea except the stories we tell ourselves. We are all story-tellers; novelists and religious writers alike are just professional day-dreamers. However, the key to coping with crisis is remembering what's fact and what's fiction.
Literary, non-ideological reviews welcome.

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Twitter: @rrobbymiller


Teachers' Version of Parley After Life
Price: Free! Words: 137,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Teachers' Version includes an extra 32 pages or 20,000 words of explanatory cross-referenced notes on the homonyms, idioms, double meanings and paraphrases as well as additional literary bibliographic references. Comments on religions and the afterlife are also expounded upon but, more importantly, there are psychological self-help insights into how best to work through the grieving process
Parley After Life - D.I.Y. Guide to Death and Other Taxes
Price: Free! Words: 123,560. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
"An unusual picaresque fantasy that is at times sweetly amusing and at other times deeply disturbing. This book seemed to me like The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy meets Dante. If that combo makes you faintly queasy, well, don’t say I didn’t tell you." Self-Publishing Review by Avery Hurt: a full-time freelance writer in health and science journalism. Please add your review here or at Goodreads

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