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AGNIJASHATADALAMA PAYPAL AND PATREON- THE NEXT STEP by Sharmishtha Basu

Well, finally I took the decision and embarked upon it. I have opened an online store for my creations, but have just laid its foundations, you can buy my books, that includes Agnishatdal and Agnijaat anytime you wish, the rest of the creations that will be displayed there in due time will be available too, after they are displayed there. Till then check them out and suggest me, as much as you want! you know the email ids, sermistabasu@gmail.com and agnijaat@hotmail.com.

the sites:
https://agnijashatadalama.wordpress.com
https://agnijashatadalama.blogspot.in
and
https://www.facebook.com/agnijashatadalama

If you want to buy the Ezines or become the “fuel” behind my creativity do pay a visit to my paypal and/or patreon account I will be extremely grateful 🙂

If you want to encourage the struggling artist and writer with your huge-hearted generosity:
https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

You will be able to buy the Ezines, and my other digital works, some are already up in Patreon, will be there regularly- every month.

Others are or will be available in Agnijashatadalama, where you can see the samples, directly approach me and I will send you the pdf files after you pay through paypal! Once I up my paypal account, I will tell you then! If you actually want to help me into paying my bills in return of small pieces of books and art please become my patron! The paypal account courtesy Indian red tapes is still dangling!

https://www.paypal.me/sharmishthabasu

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Welcome to Sharmishtha Basu’s Indie Adda!

Welcome to the first halt in my blogs, well, if you force a workaholic to stay indoors 24×7 she either goes crazy, becomes an expert home-minister or picks up extremely time-consuming hobbies and dedicates her 200% to it!

That is what I have been doing since 2007, since relentless heckling of a gang of ghouls robbed me off my lifelong dream of having a career and forced me to stay at home. Initially it was tough for a woman like me, who never wanted to be anything but a career woman, but then, blessed me, I was bitten by writing bug, encouraged by favourable winds (readers) it became my full fledged passion, and illustration joined. Now, writing comes to me in a flow, so I usually write very quickly (I took professional training in typewriting quite seriously so my typing speed is really fast), but lucky for me illustrations take time, long time so I spend my time with these two newly picked up hobbies, that is since 2008 or 2009.

I took all the normal steps- blogged like crazy I have at present 17 blogs and believe me they are driving me nuts. I have self-published in Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu) that was elation and tragedy! Elation in publicity wise and tragedy in sale-wise! But my workaholic brain and muse won’t leave me in peace, I could not create my own library in Amazon! Come on! So an idea popped up (courtesy goes to Jonathan Ojanpera) and I started my own Ezines- Agnishatdal and Agnijaat, you can buy them via my patreon id, they are now one year old (1 year was on 17th July 2017) – Now, this was the best idea that came to me since sending my first scribbling to MSN’s reader’s archive!

Next landmark step was Agnijashatadalama- my online store which is waiting for a real bank account which will act normally in collaboration with my paypal account.

Surprise elation was illustrating Kevin Cooper’s Reflections:
https://kcbooksandmusic.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/reflections-the-illustrated-version/

But heck I am not a millionaire actually it is my brother’s generosity that I get food on my plate and clothes on my back! Honestly! So I constantly keep trying to make my only skill into my livelihood! Writing and illustration! Now, when one after another compliments your work that hints you can try your luck with them, so I started trying different avenues and at present I am trying my level-best with Patreon, the site is very co-operative it allows one to keep their money with them till they can withdraw it, my problem is hilarious, I have a bank account but that does not accepts foreign checks or EFT. To work on that – honestly I need serious income from Patreon, Amazon ($0.00 in last six months) or some other miraculous source, so I am not fretting on that! Instead of that I am trying to build a steady group of patrons in patreon, and entertain my muse with the organized creativity involved in that “patron building process”!

My Patreon Profile is https://www.patreon.com/sharmishthabasu

If you become my patron there I will love to offer you these little gifts as a token of my gratitude, I will make them worthy of your generous contribution! If you think otherwise you know where to contact and suggest me!

If you pledge $1 per month Agnijaat every month
If you pledge $2 per month Agnijaat, Agnishatdal every month
If you pledge $3 per month Agnijaat, Agnishatdal, Agnimalya every month
If you pledge $4 per month Agnijaat, Agnishatdal, Agnimalya, Sharmishtha Basu’s Paint and Brush every month
If you pledge $5 per month Agnijaat, Agnishatdal, Agnimalya, Sharmishtha Basu’s Paint and Brush and glimpses of my upcoming books in form of another mini book every month.

There are more but check out my Patreon profile to get the full details!

Before you blindly trust your bot that corrects your grammar! ;p

I was copying and converting a piece from pdf to word document, and see what I got! I tried thrice to run the grammar check so it will accept the spellings but it seemed to be in the mood of “red” today!

Just wanted to share this hilarious piece of misinformation with you 🙂

Thursday Fun n Frolics 14.9.17 is for Swati Sarangi and her Book

Sharmishtha Basu @ Agnishatdal: So Swati this is not first feather in your crown, right? Tell us a bit about previous ones and the ones in queue!
Swati Sarangi: This is actually the 3rd anthology where my work has been published. My poems have been published in 4 anthologies so far and my venture into the world of writing is still on. Here is the link to Shades of life-2 is an anthology of poems and short stories based on different colours. Various emotions have been portrayed through different colours .For example-Red (Rage & Anger), Orange (Vigilance & Anticipation), Yellow (Joy & Ecstasy), Green (Admiration & Trust), Blue (Serene & Trustworthy), Purple (Mysterious & Romantic), Pink (Girlish & Romantic),Black (Powerful & Sophisticated), White (Peace & Virtuous), Gray (Neutral & Gloomy). The anthology has been very well partitioned in different sections of colours and the contents related to that colour have been written under that particular section. At the end of the content of each section, the writer’s bio has been given to connect them to readers.This anthology ends up with a mysterious story by the editor.

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: Any plans for going solo? A collection of your brilliant works on the way to becoming?
Swati Sarangi: Yes,It’s on my mind to publish the collection of my poems. I’ll soon start to work on it and publish.

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: Planning to try other avenues of literary world? Fiction, non-fiction anything other than poetry?
Swati Sarangi: No plans as such for now!

Sharmishtha Basu@Agnishatdal: From where can we get your book?
Swati Sarangi: Here is the link to order: http://amzn.to/2jCgCfN

Thursday Fun n Frolics 7.9.17 Troy Loy Talks About His New Book: Echoes of Forsaken Galaxies

Troy Loy Talks About His New Book: Echoes of Forsaken Galaxies

“What drives the monstrous Broogh in their vast Flow across the galaxy? Just what sort of salvation do the ancient Dinathog-Trulg offer to those to be “saved”? What of a lost pack of werewolves on a quest for vengeance in a strange valley? This anthology contains short speculative fiction by the author published elsewhere online set in a variety of universes and diverse genres and styles.”

As my second book, Echoes has been huge fun to write. It is a collection of flash fiction I’ve published on other venues online, brought together in one volume. It uses a set of genres, from science fiction, to horror, to fantasy, to lyrical fiction.

There are aliens to be found within, the enormous Broogh, or the murderous Dinathog-Trulg, and monsters to be feared, the sinister festerlings and werewolves on a hunt for vengeance. I’ll offer a bit on how I came by some of them:

The Broogh were inspired by the giant aliens of Macross, the humanoid Zentradi, but rather than them being giant-sized humans, I made them something more plausible for that scale, real world dinosaurs, with extra limbs…legs and arms, for supporting their mass in normal gravity and for wielding huge weapons. But the similarities end at size and warlike temperament, as the species are refugees, fleeing something…even more dangerous and terrifying than they! Two stories, A Day in the Life and Countdown feature them.

The Dinathog-Trulg were conceived as the exact opposites of Doctor Who’s villains, the Daleks, dangerous not because of hatred, but from a twisted sort of love. They are featured in the stories Squorium and Party Crashers, less directly so in Festerling and Games People Play.

The story Howl at the Stars is my first piece of werewolf fiction, using the theme of arcane knowledge which is indistinguishable from magic, as with the following excerpt:

“Jake-Looks-At-Stars searched the skies for signs, using his magicks to guide his pack to safety. Fortunately, the skies were clear, the stars and moons bright this night. Jake-Looks-At-Stars was both magician and werewolf, a powerful astromancer who consulted the stars on the best path to take. He let the stars speak to him in twinkling, silent majesty. The pack was lost in this strange valley, and needed to regain its way…”

For that, I got the basic idea from a Jimmy Buffett song, ‘Boathouse on the Moon,’ and added werewolves to the mix.

All of these and others were enormous fun to write and update for publication in this little volume of just 31 pages! Do check it out, at only $0.99!

It may be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Forsaken-Galaxies-Collected-Fiction-ebook/dp/B01ND0R1VC

I may be contacted online at:

https://troythulu.blogspot.com/

https://troythulu.tumblr.com

on Twitter, @Troythulu

https://www.facebook.com/KingOfShards

Thursday Fun n Frolics 31.8.17 Diva Dev talks about chinky pinky book 2

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Tell us a little bit about your new book Diva. From where can we buy it?
Diva Dev: My New Book is CAP Series 2 Chinky and Pinky Oodhi Baba! It’s the second in the cap series and also a horror/ thriller. You can read it on all leading sites like Amazon, Smashwords and Apple book store. Thank you.
http://mybook.to/cap2 (CAP Series 2)
http://viewauthor.at/hemdiva (MY Author Page)

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: I can see it is a part of a series, so what are you planning with this series? Any specific goal or it will build itself with progress?
Diva Dev: Yes, the CAP series! I plan to write more in the series, considering the praise the first book received. I think it will build itself. If you ask me I’ve a goal of 100!

I’ve always been a fan of books that are part of a series. And I always wished to write one(actually 100) myself.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Any thing other than books for children in future plans?
Diva Dev: Of course! I’ll be publishing a Romance, Science Fiction and Non- fiction as well. I hope I write them successfully and they’re well received by the readers. Actually I’ve a Million stories running in my mind! And all of them will find their way in my books. Though I’d always continue writing Childrens Fiction. I just love it! Because books for kids are as cute and innocent as themselves.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: How do you handle studies and writing books, creating ebooks, publishing etc?
Diva Dev: I think it’s because I love what I do! Rest Everything takes care of itself. I do thank my Mummy for being my support. It requires time and dedication and patience. If we have it, we can succeed.

And it’s fellow authors and friends like you that aid in my writing.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Do you illustrate your books? [If yes then have you been trained in arts or you are a self-made artist?
Diva Dev: Yes, I do sketch for my books. I’ve also designed the book covers for all of them. And I enjoy doing so.
Well, if an hour’s single day drawing class from which I literally ran away, counts as a training… then maybe…
I just loved drawing and sketching things since I was born. The canvas changed as I grew up from walls to pages and now the digital screen.

Sharmishtha Basu@ Agnishatdal: Will you share the chapter you have shared in your blog of the new book or a blurb?
Diva Dev: The CAP duo, i.e., Chinky and Pinky are two seven year old little girls. But the trouble they get into are hundred times dangerous their age. Despite that, their friendship, innocence and love, help them conquer the biggest villains. Their moms get into action each time and cross all limits to get the kids safely back.

It’s packed with thrill and horror on every page with a blend of emotions and courage. What began as an inspiration from bedtime stories, which the author’s mom narrated her, turned out to be a super thrilling horror.
Yet the essence of the story stays in the innocent love between friends.

You can read the first chapter for free here- https://www.smashwords.com/extreader/read/700477/1/cap-series-2-chinky-and-pinky-oodhi-baba
http://mybook.to/cap2 (CAP Series 2 on Amazon)
http://viewauthor.at/hemdiva (MY Author Page)

Thursday Fun n Frolics 24.8.17 Carolyn Page talks about Bringing of Light

“Carolyn Page talks to Sharmishtha Basu about her new book.”
I believe this can be best served by sharing the following article, which was transcribed during December 2016. It speaks upon one of the many subjects to be found within the third, and most recent of our published works, ‘Bringing of Light’.
Our Published Books, Dear Ones
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Aging Backwards, or Backwards Aging
We have surprised our Dear Heart this day with the understanding of aging backwards being a reality. Yes indeed, Dear Ones; our dearest is believing in aging backwards. By this we mean: Our dearest, Carolyn, is currently watching herself becoming younger. Yes, this is her reality. She can no longer deny the truth. Is this not so, dearest?
Yes, it is definitely true. I only need to look in the mirror to see the truth.
And others, dearest; is it not true that others are making mention of your backwards aging?
Yes, this is true indeed. My life partner, Keith, is happily mentioning the truth of my younger looks, as are many others.
Indeed, dearest, we know this is true for you. And our dearest, Veronica; she too begins the backwards aging. Does she not?
Yes, she does. I have been watching as her eyelids, which were becoming a little heavy, beginning to stop the downward trend as they defy gravity and return to their original placement. This has the effect of opening her eyes, making them appear younger. Also, she is extremely happy that her graying hair is diminishing and her original colour is returning.
And you, dearest?
Overall, I am feeling younger. I not only look younger, but I feel younger. This is causing me to change my fashion sense, as it were. I’m finding myself buying younger lingerie; now not being content to wear older women’s apparel. Even the shoes and handbags I now have are a younger women’s style.
And this is evident to others, dearest?
Yes it is. I’ve had many compliments regarding the clothes I now wear, and my general appearance.
And this is welcome, dearest?
Yes indeed, it is very welcome. I can hardly believe my own reflection. My neck, in particular, is certainly not looking like a 66 year old neck; it is quite shocking to me how much it has changed. Also, my facial skin continues to become quite taut with fewer lines, as is my entire body. I can remember my arms were becoming quite lined with loose skin that I didn’t like to leave undressed; I’m now not quite so self conscious of this. And the age spots; particularly white spots where melanin depletion was evident are now barely visible, or completely gone, leaving my skin more even toned. These things ought not to be happening as I age; if anything these age signs ought to be becoming more noticeable; not less.
Indeed, dearest, this is true. Do you agree that you are aging backwards?
Yes, of course I do; the evidence is before me.
And this we say to all:
Know that you too will experience as our dearest, and her daughter, Veronica, experience. Aging backwards, for those who have progressed passed the age of 27 will become evident as you work your way through the various programs toward bringing the light of love and perfection to, not only your thought processes, but also, Dear Hearts, to the cells that shine your thoughts outward to others; a guarantee, Dear Hearts, to all.
Some are beginning to experience this within their lives, dearest. Oh yes, dearest, there are those who be following your example with great interest as they too learn to circumvent their inner core of negativity; allowing the truth to prevail in their lives. As they do, dearest, they too are seeing the evidence of their work upon, not only their general outlook upon life, dearest; but, also upon their bodies.
Oh yes, dearest. We ask those few to come forward with their experiences. Like you, dearest, they are unsure. However, they too, like you dearest, know of the changes occurring and, in time, will state their truth for all to see.
© Carolyn Page 2017 – ABC of Spirit Talk & Light Workers of the World