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Thursday Fun n Frolics 17.8.17 is for Karen S. Cole

THE RAINBOW HORIZON: A TALE OF GOOFY CHAOS

Karen talks about her book:
This 1980s’ satirical tale of the able-disabled Pacific Northwest features friendship favorably. It stars 3 Mexican Americans, one Black middle-class heroine, one Jewish Holocaust and two Vietnam War white survivors. It also hugs a conflicted gay male character. But it’s about a love triangle of 22s to 45s – with a roaring drunk Montanan! Racism is lampooned, sexism is promoted…viva endlessly.

It’s a rare, uniquely multicultural (white inclusive) and fetchingly gay humor novel by an experienced, published ghostwriter with 35 years in freelance writing, editing, marketing, publishing and serving others through working in-home for the Disabled. Also via Ghost Writer, Inc.: affordable book, screenplay, script, lyrics, copy, website and music ghostwriting. I’m mainly oriented towards commercial success, being a lifelong book ghostwriter and author. But I really want more distribution of the inmost concepts than I’m looking for accumulated sales of the book.
The story? Well, it’s a humorous ramble, kind of a smile a minute, that I’m still working on. I wanted to make sure there is a copy stored somewhere on the Internet, so you folks could review it. I also think this my universe is now evidently run by machines, not live personages. But the book is about dozens of People of Color, gay and transvestite and also white folks who congregate as extremely close friends, enemies and hot-minded lovers. They all live in the little town of Rama, WA — as in State of Washington, not the District of Columbia.

I have stayed in the Seattle area for decades, deciding to write a book about how everyone here technically lives within “the boonies” of Washington State, among plenty of giant, sprawling evergreen forests around here. Even in the City of Seattle, on the outskirts of the city proper. Beautiful deep woods you can barely view out your car windows, veering off into the far distance of a fading green light’s blacker depths. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep…so far away you can only imagine touching them, or see the low-hanging silver clouds as mountains in your wildest dreams.

My book is strictly fiction, a lifetime of compiled stories about imaginary people, based on real life folks I hobnobbed with, while delicately generating its material. Everything is pretty much duly tongue in cheek, without pointing the fickle index finger at your face. It salutes and taunts those who are pretentious enough to use names instead of labels, who wrote many books before me as clams who never could get that the audience does indeed have a sense of humor, whatever their “ritual politics” are (or might not be).

As I sketched out the lengthy contents of this book, which after much experience will be markedly different upon a major rewrite, I found myself dreaming a dream. It involves somehow selling the book for cheap, spreading it around through word of mouth, and many lonesome readers getting a major kick out of my book’s non-racist, atypical stereo-funny contents. In Mexico, the United States, Canada and many other such places. I’m a feminist, I’ll admit it, and also a sexist who rides the line. Read this book if you like such a blend!

Thursday Fun n Frolics 10.8.17 is for Troy David Loy’s Gallery!

Visit my page and gallery on DeviantArt, at:
http://
troythulu.deviantart.com/ and http://
troythulu.deviantart.com/gallery/ ,where alien cityscapes harbor eldritch horrors from beyond and
warships of powerful interstellar empires ply the stars in search of victory in the heat of battle.

From the simple to the complex, from the bizarre to the interesting, these images are a way to express a love for art, science, and
mathematics in a way that I find fun, and that you may find unique and intriguing.

From the beginning of merely creating personal art for blogs, this has developed to the point, with plenty of room to grow, of images, from years of practice and improvement to the craft.
Many of these images are available as free full-sized file downloads and sold as print products to enhance walls, gift cards for whatever occasion suits the image selected, or items such as
magnets, mugs, and mousepads for those with a taste for something more tangible than a cool wallpaper for the desktop of choice.

Stop by to poke around if you like, and
take a look at what’s available to
download and for sale! Got a question?
Have a critique to offer for this budding
artist’s work? Drop me a line at
troythulu@gmail.com, or comment on
DeviantArt. Also, if you’re a member of
the site, you can Watch the page for
further releases as they’re posted!

I may also be found on Twitter @Troythulu, on Blogger at https://troythulu.blogspot.com/, on
Tumblr at https://troythulu.tumblr.com/.

check out this beautiful gallery’s works in the pdf file:

DeviantArt_Gallery

Thursday Fun n Frolics 3.8.17 is for Wendel A. Brown

I was born on the 22nd day of the month.  That is considered the number of the spiritual master builder.  I am also a May Gemini, and born in the year of the Dragon. I have always had the ability to love all others, and have never hated no one.  God has always blessed me with that ability from my beginnings.  My Psalm is the 22nd, which my Religion Professor said represents me.  From a young age, my mother said when I would scribble it was always on Crosses on hills, and His star  at his birth in the sky in clouds.

I have a Degree with a double Major in both Religion and Business Administration.  I am always move early in the morning to read Gods word, and never commune in prayer with Him.  Many poems are inspired by those moments spent with Him as I feel the power of His grace and love.  

I have dyslexia, and i usually have to write a poem many times. I view things with a spiritual eye, a blessing from God.  I am moved daily to write Psalms, and poems as King David was also.  What I am blessed to write is always influenced by His grace and love and have been doing it since 1971, a special gift he gave to me to share His love around the world.  My poems are Spiritual and spiritually romantic, and romantic for my wife of 40 years…this year!  I have never been able to stop writing since 1971 when a spiritual encounter changed my life forever.  

I forgot to say I am a disabled veteran, with many disabilities. Chief among them is Multiple Sclerosis, and breathing disorders, COPD, Asthma!.  They limit my time I spend on the computer, 

My sister, I do not like to write about myself, so I hope this would do!  All I do with the gift of writing is to help others spiritually, and trying to help others forge a stronger relationship with their significant others.  God made woman and man to be able to become one.  So they should love each other the way they want to be love and treated.  And treat humankind the same way.   Hugs to you!

have known Gods spirit all of my life, I was not perfect, but I have always loved and trusted and God, and read his word intensively. I have Spiritual encounters through my life many from an early age.  My life was saved by the lord several times, I have never doubted his promises, and my love has never changed for him..  There is none in this world without sin in their lives, and i also am that way.  But God is my Lord and I will always praise him and his grace and love.  What I have written over 45 years and what I share is because of him and want to let others know that with Him one can do more than without him.  We all have gifts, and many do not know what they are, I was at a time like the prodigal son, and when I saw the world had nothing to offer me I begged for His love to embrace me and never leave.  I can write of love, because I know the greatest love, for it is of the creator, and God rewarded me with the gift of writing, of sharing and loving all as He has loved all he created.  I love you my sister, and I am so proud of what you do and share.  God is our father and we share that same spiritual love which he endows to those who know him aplenty.  My love for him, my devotion for him all comes because I know His love and grace.  There is no treasure greater than His love.  My sister I do not like to talk about myself, I have always been shy and humble, and I do not talk about many things but I will talk about my Heavenly Father and with my last breath I will praise him.  I was lonely in my dorm room over a holiday, with no one in the dormitory, being 25 miles from the nearest town.  I was lonely and crying, and there was a knock on my door, and when I opened up the door a man entered and told me “Wendell, God loves you.”  As he turned to leave I followed him out the door, and he was no longer there.  I went back into my room and I had a vision of a glowing bible floating in my room, from that moment on I wrote  poems for God and his love,  that was 1971.  And I still do it!  They say I write pretty good, but I always had a problem understanding and learning when I was younger, but one thing I never had a problem reading and understanding was the Holy Bible, I never had a problem understanding spiritual things.  As I told you I was blessed to be a 22, born on the 22nd day of a month.  I know no other way but to serve God and serve others, by sharing his love with all!   Hugs and blessings! You see 6 books, and I have another that is in process of being done, Called ReaLity, and it has a Musical Cd with me reciting it but new changes need to be made to it.   I also have about 43 submitted and copyrighted, completed  manuscripts at the United States Copyright Office.  I have binders full of poems written in them that I need to type up and get copyrighted.  I never can stop writing.  and my wife inspired many, she is a gift from God also, I asked God to choose a wife for me, and I would wait for His answer, and she said she also did the same, and he brought us together. my birth numbers are 52252, her address over 1000 miles away was 51252.  More than coincidence.  I wrote down my prayer that I prayed to God, the poem is called ‘Alone’  It is the first poem in the book ‘When Each Day I Write of You.’ It’s also on my blog!  Once i asked God who would read what I write about Him and Love,  i was told my gift is freely given and you freely received it.  I told Him I could not write big flowing words, and he said simply write, and the right hearts will understand!   God bless!

his books:

https://wingofdreams.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/16-0-wendel-brown-books.pdf

Thursday Fun n Frolics 27.7.17 is for Juliette Roques

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: Welcome to Agnishatdal Juliette, tell us something about yourself please.

Juliette Roques: I am Hungarian by birth. Which sounds like a very easy statement to make, but not when you’re a cross-cultural child trying to live out her French identity in a country you don’t like (Germany), while taking on the traits and identifiers of a third (America), while told to suppress any and everything that has to do even remotely with your mother’s country and culture. It becomes akin to holding a loaded gun. Growing up my father’s Hungarian side was extremely visible, and yet it was very hush-hush. Welcome to the metaphorical schizophrenia / schizophrenic world of a Cross-Cultural Kid. And if you’re wondering why I’m capitalizing the term now but not earlier, then you’re already on the road to understanding how fragile and constantly questioned our identity is, questioned not just by us, but by everyone else. It’s a term that fascinates as much as it alienates, if you’ll allow the awful play with cliches. And it lends itself to the immediate use of stereotypes, stereotypes we don’t just create ourselves, but also feed into when they are made by others. We act the way others see our country or region: if we are American, we must be happier and more optimistic, if French, we are extremely fashion-conscious and always meticulously put together. We fit into the cliches because they make it easy for us, just give people what they expect. 

For a Cross-cultural Kid that becomes so much harder. Acting like one ethnicity or country is easy when you’re using the language. But when you’re describing yourself in a language that is not connected to your ethnicity, how do you act then when describing where you are from? Do you go into French mode (whatever that may mean), or opt for the American (again, meaning what? A Midwesterner / New Yorker / Californian? Your audience wouldn’t even know the difference). I say you even though I would never presume to speak for everyone in our little group of perpetual aliens. We all have our own experiences, our own little quirks. Think of it as a classroom or a school, you have people that fit together based on interests, and many get lumped into or choose to be part of the same group. But they are still all very different. On the whole they may agree on which music they like, but scratch a little deeper, and you will find they all have individual interests and attitudes towards whatever is thrown at them. We are all meant to love everybody and get along, after all we are the pioneers, the experts and writers tell us, because we know what it’s like to simultaneously be different and yet fit in. And I can tell you straight away that I’m capable of a lot of dislike for certain people. The region we lived in when I was in Germany? Can’t stand the place. My mother’s place of origin? Ditto. In fact, I couldn’t tell you which I abhor more. On the other hand, I can easily become fascinated with a country or region simply because I heard a song, heard something, or read a good book from a local author (I still blame a combination of outstanding children’s movies alongside Dvorak and Smetana for my initial interest in the Czech Republic, and later, Arnost Lustig’s Lovely Green Eyes for reviving that interest). 

Hungary fell somewhere in between. Like I said, it was both a presence and a huge secret in my life. A presence, because my dad made no secret of his native tongue. He’d speak it with his friends, and any Hungarians he happened to encounter. A secret, because it was never explained to me what this language was, I was just meant to go along with it. Conditioned by my mother’s behavior of only using her native tongue when we were at home (or with her friends), but never outside, and never to admit I was from there, or that she was, I think I just went along with it. When I was seventeen, sitting on a bench with my mom, in the same German town I hate so much, I saw a three-year-old girl with the same conditioning. Her mother would hiss at her in their native tongue (which just happened to be my mother’s as well, so I understood every word), but when I asked her  (in German) where she was from – “Germany,” and if she spoke any other languages, she kept repeating “nur deutsch. Nur deutsch.” Over and over again, telling me she spoke (or was allowed to speak) only (in) German. I’d like to say she looked pained, but all I remember really was that look of determination on her little face. It was her identity, whether she wanted it to be or not. 

My father was French, that’s all I knew. The friends and acquaintances he spoke the strange language with were inconsequential, even if one was my doctor, the other my dentist, and some came to visit, or we went to see them in Paris. The ones living in Paris all had French names, and were referred to by those names when spoken about. But when addressed, they would use their Hungarian nicknames for each other, and my father, who was of the school of, “you’re an intelligent person, look it up, you know where to find it,” merely muttered “that’s just the way it is,”/ “it’s their nickname,” when asked. I did realize as a child that his French sounded different to that of the locals’ but that wasn’t explained to me either. I was French because he was, my mother had become a French citizen when she married him, and again, that was that. It was a testimony as much of her Catholic upbringing as her country’s regime. Until the day she was mad at me and showed me his passport with the words, “see how French your father is? He’s not.” I had to look up Cluj-Napoca, and nearly got a heart attack when I found out it was in Romania. The only thing I knew about that place was that a lot of kids from the school I went to had emigrated from there, returning to the region as Aussiedler, ethnic Germans, and I didn’t like them. Never mind that one of my best friends had been an Aussiedler as well. I knew she was born in Romania, of course, but she wasn’t like the other ones who were so patriotic they could have been (and frequently were) borderline Nazis. I didn’t want to have anything to do with that, even if I knew that Romania wasn’t all German, and the language sounded more like French. My father explained once he’d calmed down about the whole thing, how he was part of the Hungarian minority in the region, but by then I considered all Hungarians to be misogynists, nags, and liars. It took me ten more years to realize that Cluj, Klausenburg, and Kolozsvár were the same place, just that everyone referred to it in their own native language. My father did offer to take me to Hungary when I was fifteen though, and that turned things around until the family we stayed with visited us in Germany, their daughter had trouble fitting in with my friends (due to a language barrier Hungarian kids were more willing to bridge on their turf than Germans), and I got embarrassed and started hating Hungarians all over again. It took me three years to get rid of the combination of hatred and embarrassment and start exploring my Hungarian identity. And then I made up for lost time. But I had a lot of help from some good friends. Even my über-patriotic German friend, who was my best friend at the time and readily lent me a willing ear while dispensing very logical and sound advice. The main helpers though were Hungarian, just a little bit older than myself. We met at the right place at the right time. And I can honestly say if it hadn’t been for them, I never would have found myself in every way that counts. 

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: Where do you see yourself in ten years? 
Juliette Roques: I’d like to be the kind of person who can help others with what I’ve learned. I’d also like to think that I’m achieving that goal as we speak. Hopefully, ten years from now I can continue doing that, inspire others and help them with my experience and writing.  

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: Do you have any suggestions for Agnishatdal?
Suggestions for Agnishatdal: I really love what you’re doing! So, it’s hard to come up with suggestions to make it even better. 🙂 one thing I can think of, and this will take up a lot of time and – to be perfectly honest – I’m not sure about the logistics involved, but I can imagine a forum where writers and readers can exchange ideas and chat. 

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: Any suggestions for Indie Adda or fellow indie writers?
Juliette Roques: Indie Authors? I’ll keep my eyes open, because there are a lot of talented writers out there, and it would be great to give them a platform, and share their work with others. 

Thursday Fun n Frolics 20.7.17 is for Shweta Sarangi

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Tell us something about yourself [Add your contact details on social media please (FB Gmail etc anything you want to share with readers)!]
Shweta Sarangi: Current I am pursuing Mtech in chemical engineering from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. I have a keen interest in writing and singing. I feel more connected to myself when I write down things. Writing provides me instant relief by giving direction to my untamed thoughts and wings to my imagination.Though I am not a regular writer, yet I pursue this hobby in my leisure hours. I have completed four years in classical music. Music and writing are just inextricable part of my life. Apart from these, I enjoy drawing and collecting quotations of eminent personalities.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Are you an accidental writer or it is your dream coming true?
Shweta Sarangi: I have never imagined that I would step into the world of writing. This is something happened out of my imagination. As I developed the habit of writing during my undergraduate course (may be poetry, short stories or articles), I become more passionate about it. Then I realize that I can be a writer too. And whenever I go through the works of my sister, I get motivated.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Where do you see yourself as a writer ten years from now? Will you be writing or your career may kidnap you?
Shweta Sarangi: Writing is one of my hobbies and I will try to preserve it.I would like to see myself as a writer who has published a couple of best-selling novels ten years from now.

Sharmishtha basu@ Agnishatdal: Will you tell us a little about your blogs, their contents, and URLs?
Shweta Sarangi: I and my sister write in a blog called “Creative Constellation”(www.creative-constellation.blogspot.com). We have been blogging here for more than four years. This blog is comprised of poetry, short stories, articles, book review, movie review, essays.

There is also another blog maintained by us in wordpress named, “Worlds-to-World” which is a collection of Haikus and flash fiction.
This one is the recent blog.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Are you more of a reader or writer? Which one is your bigger love writing or reading?
Shweta Sarangi: I am more of a writer than reader. I can not deny the fact that reading is what make me more inclined towards writing.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Your favorite genres and writers? Tell us the whys too! Why do you love to write/read them!
Shweta Sarangi: My favorite genre is ‘self and ‘self-help’ and ‘non-fiction’. I have a list of favorite writers and they are – Robin Sharma, Paulo Coelho, Rhonda Bryne, self helpDeepak Chopra, Ashwin Sanghvi, Preeti Shenoy, Nick Vujik, Zig Ziegler. I loveself-help book as these books are too motivational and I draw out positive vibes.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Any suggestion for Agnishatdal?
Shweta Sarangi: I have already read this e-magazine before and I like the digital printing. More emphasis should be given to the cover page design.

Sharmishtha Basu@Indie Adda: Do you have anything to say, suggest Indie Authors? As a successful author who has made publishers accept her works?
Shweta Sarangi: Indie Authors are really talented. They have amazing writing skills which always inspire me.

Regards,
Sweta Sarangi
Sweta Sarangi [swetasarangi1@gmail.com]

Thursday Fun n Frolics 13.7.17 is for Wendel A. Brown

I have known Gods spirit all of my life, I was not perfect, but I have always loved and trusted and God, and read his word intensively. I have Spiritual encounters through my life many from an early age.  My life was saved by the lord several times, I have never doubted his promises, and my love has never changed for him..  There is none in this world without sin in their lives, and i also am that way.  But God is my Lord and I will always praise him and his grace and love.  What I have written over 45 years and what I share is because of him and want to let others know that with Him one can do more than without him.  We all have gifts, and many do not know what they are, I was at a time like the prodigal son, and when I saw the world had nothing to offer me I begged for His love to embrace me and never leave.  I can write of love, because I know the greatest love, for it is of the creator, and God rewarded me with the gift of writing, of sharing and loving all as He has loved all he created.  I love you my sister, and I am so proud of what you do and share.  God is our father and we share that same spiritual love which he endows to those who know him aplenty.  My love for him, my devotion for him all comes because I know His love and grace.  There is no treasure greater than His love.  My sister I do not like to talk about myself, I have always been shy and humble, and I do not talk about many things but I will talk about my Heavenly Father and with my last breath I will praise him.  I was lonely in my dorm room over a holiday, with no one in the dorimitory, being 25 miles from the nearest town.  I was lonely and crying, and there was a knock on my door, and when I opened up the door a man entered and told me “Wendell, God loves you.”  As he turned to leave I followed him out the door, and he was no longer there.  I went back into my room and I had a vision of a glowing bible floating in my room, from that moment on I wrote  poems for God and his love,  that was 1971.  And I still do it!  They say I write pretty good, but I always had a problem understanind and leanring when I was younger, but one thing I never had a problem reading and understanding was the Holy Bible, I never had a problem understanding spiritual things.  As I told you I was blessed to be a 22, born on the 22nd day of a month.  I know no other way but to serve God and serve others, by sharing his love with all!   Hugs and blessings! You see 6 books, and I have another that is in process of being done, Called ReaLity, and it has a Musical Cd with me reciting it but new changes need to be made to it.   I also have about 43 submitted and copyrighted, completed  manuscripts at the United States Copyright Office.  I have binders full of poems written in them that I need to type up and get copyrighted.  I never can stop writing.  and my wife inspired many, she is a gift from God also, I asked God to choose a wife for me, and I would wait for His answer, and she said she also did the same, and he brought us together. my birth numbers are 52252, her address over 1000 miles away was 51252.  More than coincidence.  I wrote down my prayer that I prayed to God, the poem is called ‘Alone’  It is the first poem in the book ‘When Each Day I Write oF You.’ Its also on my blog!  Once i asked God who would read what I write about Him and Love,  i was told my gift is freely given and you freely received it.  I told Him I could not write big flowing words, and he said simply write, and the right hearts will understand!   God bless!

I was born on the 22nd day of the month.  That is considered the number of the spiritual master builder.  I am also a May Gemini, and born in the year of the Dragon. I have always had the ability to love all others, and have never hated no one.  God has always blessed me with that ability from my beginnings.  My Psalm is the 22nd, which my Religion Professor said represents me.  From a young age, my mother said when I would scribble it was always on Crosses on hills, and His star  at his birth in the sky in clouds.

I have a Degree with a double Major in both Religion and Business Administration.  I am always move early in the morning to read Gods word, and never commune in prayer with Him.  Many poems are inspired by those moments spent with Him as I feel the power of His grace and love.  

I have dyslexia, and i usually have to write a poem many times. I view things with a spiritual eye, a blessing from God.  I am moved daily to write Psalms, and poems as King David was also.  What I am blessed to write is always influenced by His grace and love and have been doing it since 1971, a special gift he gave to me to share His love around the world.  My poems are Spiritual and spiritually romantic, and romantic for my wife of 40 years…this year!  I have never been able to stop writing since 1971 when a spiritual encounter changed my life forever.  

I forgot to say I am a disabled veteran, with many disabilities. Chief among them is Multiple Sclerosis, and breathing disorders, COPD, Asthma!.  They limit my time I spend on the computer, 

his books:
https://wingofdreams.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/16-0-wendel-brown-books.pdf

Thursday Fun n Frolics 6.7.17 is for Troy David Loy

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Tell us something about yourself
Troy David Loy: Thank you for the honor, Sharmishtha. I’m a big fan of lifelong learning, and endeavoring to make my remaining years interesting and productive. I’m both a ‘doing’ person as well as a ‘being’ person, so both keeping active and quality of life are important, especially living in the moment, because it won’t ever come again. It’s become of central importance now that I’m in my early fifties, so every day must count. I’m never promised tomorrow, nor do I think anyone else is.

I occasionally post my brain droppings on Twitter at @Troythulu, update my status on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KingOfShards, and my fractals on Tumblr at https://troythulu.tumblr.com. 

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: What is the secret behind those fabulous fractals you create? Did you had a formal course on creating them?
Troy David Loy: Well, I’ve never studied them at university or other learning institution. Almost all of it comes from learning on my own from books, websites, and video lectures over the last six years with bits and pieces put together into something vaguely resembling a coherent excuse for knowledge.

My secret really isn’t that much of one, though having a decent eye for esthetics goes well with it: explore, play, and practice constantly. That’s pretty much it. I poke around for good programs to use and never stop tinkering with each program’s settings, tweaking numbers, using unexpected fractal types, and even some coding in new ways that might, just maybe, lead to something beautiful and otherworldly. The first app I ever used continues to generate tons of new images even today. It helps to know the math, and some of the coding, but I want to learn both more so that I may write my own software. We’ll see in the next few years how that turns out.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Do you read a lot and then write those brilliant science fictions?
Troy David Loy: I read whenever I get the chance, and write likewise. I’ve always loved science fiction, though I’ve a soft spot for fantasy and horror too, mostly things like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Michael Morcock’s Eternal Champion cycle, and the better works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and his circle of writers, though I’m not terribly fond of some of his social views, especially his racism and rabid xenophobia. I watch a lot of science fiction, too. I’m a big fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, and the classics from such greats as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clarke, as well as still extant writers like Harlan Ellison and S. A. Barton. Right now, I’m watching a television series Ellison wrote for, ‘The Star Lost.’

Sharmishtha basu@ Agnishatdal: Will you tell us a little about your blogs, and share their urls so we can read them?
Troy David Loy: I currently blog at https://troythulu.blogspot.com after having published for nearly eight years at https://kestalusrealm.wordpress.com. I’ve plans to return to posting on WordPress in December of next year on the very date nine years since creating the site. I needed time away to draw plans to make it better. Both blogs are skeptically themed, though that’s meandered over the years, so that and psychological reasons impelled the switch to my current site. I’d prefer to keep largely to skeptical topic matter, though that’s not a rigid rule. Much of it, besides the fractals and fiction, on either blog, deals with the twin themes of science and reason, using both to evaluate the evidence offered for extraordinary factual claims. There are articles on how human thinking sometimes goes wrong, how to know it, and suggestions for fixing it. Our brains are very powerful tools, but also limited, with great strengths and great weaknesses, and I think it’s important to be humble about what we think we know, and how we think we know it.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: You have already published your book. Tell us a little about it and the url from where we can buy it, also its cover please.
Troy David Loy: It’s a short story set in my Gods of Terra universe, told in first person from a being calling himself the Mirus, a former slave-soldier who was turned into an apocalyptic weapon by aliens, and then broke free from his masters to seek his destiny in a region of space called the Local Galaxy. The story involves a danger to the Mirus’ ancestral homeworld in the form of an ancient race of horrific aliens on a genocidal quest whom the Mirus must face with little chance of defeating outright.

It may be found at https://www.amazon.com/Dirge-short-Troy-David-Loy-ebook/dp/B00XMS1ZJ2 for only $0.99. I’m thinking of updating it for a second printing in the future, though that’s uncertain at this point.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Any new book in future? If yes then when, if no then why?
Troy David Loy: I’m currently working on a collection of micro-fiction, and have drafts for two other books in the works based on serial fiction installments on my old blog, though radically re-written and corrected, with much better characters and pacing. I’ve yet to give titles to them just yet, at least until the manuscripts are finished. I plan on having the current micro-fiction collection out by March of 2017, and others to follow shortly.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Any suggestion for Agnishatdal and Agnijaat? Being the dream reader you can tell a LOT about them, do you see a good future for them?
Troy David Loy: I’ll tell your readers what I suggested to you earlier in 2016. It would be good to see articles on classic Indian cinema and music, mostly oldies, and a monthly cooking recipe for those of us interested in experimenting with Indian or Bengali cuisine. It’s hard to know the long-term future of any venture into publishing with any certainty, but I’m optimistic about both eZines, and think they’ll go far. That’s my non-psychic prediction for 2017.

Sharmishtha Basu@Indie Adda: Do you have anything to say, suggest Indie Authors? As a reader and a fantastic writer?
Troy David Loy: I’d suggest the fiction of Stuart A. Barton, who’s come up with some really brilliant and inspired SF lately. Full disclosure: he’s an old friend from my days of gaming at a local comic shop years before it closed its doors in 2008, so there’s a bit of bias there. He’s the one responsible for coining my moniker ‘Troythulu’ after a talk I had with him one day. He’s really good at both making and taking good ideas and turning them into great characters and compelling plots. He blogs at https://sabarton.com/ and can be found on Twitter at @Tao23.

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