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The 100% personal official blog for Patricia Kennealy Morrison, author, Celtic priestess, retired rock critic, wife of Jim

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I was, wait, sorry, that's "David Copperfield". Anyway, I was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island, went to school in upstate NY and came straight back to Manhattan to live. Never lived anywhere else. Never wanted to. Got a job as a rock journalist, in the course of which I met and married a rock star (yeah, yeah, conflict of interest, who cares). Became a priestess in a Celtic Pagan tradition, and (based on sheer longevity) one of the most senior Witches around. Began writing my Keltiad series. Wrote a memoir of my time with my beloved consort (Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison). See Favorite Books below for a big announcement...The Rennie Stride Mysteries. "There is no trick or cunning, no art or recipe, by which you can have in your writing that which you do not possess in yourself." ---Walt Whitman (Also @ and

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

There and Back Again! And Again!

Peter Jackson to Produce `The Hobbit'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit,'' a planned prequel to the blockbuster trilogy ''The Lord of the Rings.''

Jackson, who directed the ''Rings'' trilogy, will serve as executive producer for ''The Hobbit.'' A director for the prequel films has yet to be named.

Relations between Jackson and New Line had soured after ''Rings,'' despite a collective worldwide box office gross of nearly $3 billion -- an enormous success. The two sides nevertheless were able to reconcile, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) splitting ''The Hobbit'' 50/50, spokemen for both studios said Tuesday.

''I'm very pleased that we've been able to put our differences behind us, so that we may begin a new chapter with our old friends at New Line,'' Jackson said in a statement. ''We are delighted to continue our journey through Middle Earth.''

Two ''Hobbit'' films are scheduled to be shot simultaneously, similar to how the three ''Lord of the Rings'' films were made. Production is set to begin in 2009 with a released planned for 2010, with the sequel scheduled for a 2011 release.


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