About Darren Littlejohn
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. System Administration, Web Design
Q. Favorite job
A. Web Design
Q. High school and/or college
A. California State University Long Beach
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Wes Montgomery
Q. Favorite movie
A. Kundun, the Matrix, Billy Jack
Q. Favorite television show
A. The Sopranos
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Recovering addict, practicing Buddhist
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Integrating 12-Step recovery and Buddhist principles to their maximum potential.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Perfect happiness in Buddhism is complete freedom from suffering. In recovery, we say it's about being comfortable in our own skin.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Fear is what happens when we aren't living in the present moment.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. A tropical paradise.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. My spiritual teachers who, just like me, have worked hard to gain spiritual knowledge.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Uh, like, y'know what I mean?
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Relapsing in 1994. But regret is a waste of time. We learn to go on.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. The skillful means necessary to help all beings on the path to total liberation, regardless of their capacity or limitations.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. 1. Getting sober 2. Staying sober 3. Writing the 12-Step Buddhist
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Hope and fear.
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. I don't have fictional heros. My heros are real life.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. I couldn't say. Maybe the Joker.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who are satisfied with mediocrity.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Social Media, Dogs, Camping, Jazz
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Rock Star of course!
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. trustworthiness, compassion, humor
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. cookies. all cookies. any kind.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Bumpin' on Sunset, Heaven and Hell, Stairway to Heaven, Bossa Antigua, Footprints
On Books and Writing
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. The Crystal and the Way of Light, Everyday Zen, Words of My Perfect Teacher, Sherlock Holmes, It Works How and Why (NA) AA Basic Text Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Be ready to get edited, as writing is a process.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Thank you!