ENCOUNTERS: THE WROUSSARA TRILOGY AUTHOR
(pronounced: roo-saw-rah) - We Who Are One
Encounters: The Wroussara Trilogy is
the latest scifi ebook by author Timothy M. Thompson. This three volume science
fiction epic is the culmination of 20 years of imagining and writing.
holds a Bachelor's degree in English (awarded with Honors) and has a Master's
degree in Media Communications and Management. In the late 1960's, he received
the Belles Letters Society Award for the best short story written by a college
student in the City Of New York for his science fiction story, "The
has many interests, besides science fiction writing, which he has practiced
through the years since he graduated from college. His first "big" work
was an on-line ebook (written in HTML) for ClydeSight
2.0! - The Fun and Games Cat Site called: The
Idiocy and the Oddity. It is a parody of Homer's
epic, "The Iliad and the Odyssey", told entirely from
a cat's point of view. It premiered in 1999. While a humorous work, written
in story teller fashion and loaded with puns and silly situations, the book
has a serious and somewhat prophetic side. In the story (which you can read
on-line any time you like) the true villains of the piece are members of
a large corporation who set about to bankrupt a kingdom. Ironic, considering
the financial meltdown caused by several corporations in 2008!
Tim met Cathrine Garnell, author of "Basil
the Bionic Cat" (a scifi story for animal lovers!) and started
an ongoing on-line correspondence. The two became good friends and co-authored
Tim's second ebook "Cooking Up Customers
for Marketing Success".
This ebook takes a unique approach to marketing that focuses on helping readers
get into the mental space of their customers, instead of relying
on gimmicks and tried-but-not-true marketing techniques. It does this in
a very unique way, through the power of food! Each chapter in the book has
an unusual food recipe that demonstrates the "out of the box" thinking
the chapter is teaching. By cooking up the recipe and experiencing the results,
the reader can get a better grasp on how the marketing technique - the marketing
recipe - works. In a way one might say that with this book, one can eat his/her
way to success!
and Catherine furthered their collaboration and wrote "The
Cross of Ramplet - The Mystery of Throckmorton Manor". A mystery
suspense novel published as an ebook, "The Cross of
Ramplet" is about a Regency English family's quest for a lost treasure
left by the Knights Templar in the English village of PortSur. In their greedy
quest for the treasure, they plot and scheme, people disappear, fights break
out, a band of pirates gets into the mix and in the end, they discover that
the Cross of Ramplet holds a valuable secret, worth far more than
the solid gold and jewels of which it is made! It's rollicking good fun to
interesting sideline to Tim's interest in science fiction is his avid interest
in vintage tape recorders! Tim grew up with these machines, and naturally
advanced to CDs and the other digital media so popular today, but he never
lost his love of the vintage magnetic tape technology, both reel-to reel
and cassette. It is amazing that what goes around comes around (especially
in tape recorders, which literally do "go around").
2007, Tim found an old, busted up Wollensak tape recorder offered on E-Bay
for a mere $10. It was the model 5750, part of the "designer series"
that had a short life span in the late 1960's. Tim got the machine and meticulously
restored it, and in the process was so captivated by the engineering and
his devotion to the technology that he created an entire Web site which ClydeSight
Productions posted as a sub-domain all about this machine, The
Wollensak 5750 Restoration Project.
more, on a whim, Tim made a video of the machine and posted it on YouTube,
something he'd never tried before. The video was well received and Tim was
encouraged to make more tape recorder videos. One year later, Tim had bought
and restored 50 vintage tape recorders and chronicled them in video format
posted on YouTube. Clydesight sponsored his work, and these videos appear
on YouTube under the ClydeSight
why did Tim write "The Wroussara Trilogy"? Here is his explanation:
book started life as a dream back in the late 1980's -- the section where
Paul first arrives on the Wroussaran's UFO and meets the aliens. I 'lived'
that experience in a dream that was so profound, I had to write it down.
Of course, in the writing of a dream, many things emerge, and I was amazed
that an entire scifi story was growing from the fading memory of my nighttime
experience. I shared my early transcriptions with some friends who encouraged
me to develop the concept into a science fiction novel about an encounter
with aliens with a difference. So I began to work and as I did so, my imagination
and creative writing talent took over. The final version that you read here
has only a vague semblance to my dream (although I still remember that dream
vividly) and incorporates all the elements of good storytelling including
complex character development (especially the space aliens) and plot situations.
I finished volume 1 of the scifi book in the early 1990's. At the time, I
had written it on a Commodore 64 computer, which of course, did not last.
I had a printed copy of the story, but the discs were useless (even space
aliens could not help me beat the incompatibility issues!) So, I had to transcribe
the entire first version of the novel into modern equipment and set it up
in ebook format. And as I did so, the scifi ebook and story expanded into
an epic adventure with the space aliens, far beyond what I had originally
dreamt, a hero's journey of self discovery and relationship with life and
nature. That is why it is in three volumes. When you consider that Volume
one spans over 500 pages, it only made sense to break the story up into more
manageable segments. Thus it became, The Wroussara TRILOGY. otherwise, it
might have been called "The
BIG book of the Wroussara",
which would have been absurd.
had no intention of publishing the work, it was complete unto itself and
written for my own personal satisfaction. But I shared it with friends, and
they all seemed to have the same opinion, "Please share this with the
world; don't lock it away where no one will know." And that is the reason for the
publication through ClydeSight Productions.
hope that the reader will get a sense of adventure, one of place and experience
as I have. As I wrote the book, I often lost all sense of time and place.
My fingers raced over the keyboard, my eyes stared at the computer monitor,
but my vision was the worlds and adventures of the characters. In fact, there
have been times where I felt like I was a reporter, chronicling events
that I saw in my mind's eye as they were taking place. Characters began to
speak for themselves and do things that as an author, I would not have asked
them to do. This is a great adventure for a creative writer, when the story
takes on a life of its own. I hope that for the reader, it will be a similar
experience, that the reader can step away from his or her own life for a
time, and dwell in the Universe of the Wroussara and their companions, experience
their adventure as it unfolded to me and in the process come away with a
sense of wonder, amusement and perhaps some wisdom that there is much more
to life than we can ever know, and nothing is ever quite what it seems.
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