Author has written 71 stories for Romance, Sci-Fi, General, Spiritual, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Young Adult, Action, Mystery, and Historical.
Philip A. Troy
A.K.A. The Bookkeeper
Not much to say. I tend to write more emotional pieces, as I'm a very emotional person. I hope someday to be a writer, as I love to both write and read. My personal Library is on file here, and is well over 1700 books. I have read them all. It is my strong belief that one day the written word (or at least fiction) will die, and I hope to establish a nice library that will showcase these treasures. I do have Aspergers Syndrome - a fact of which I am proud - and it may explain why I sometimes appear to prickly for mainstream society. It can, and will, explain my aversion to people in general as well.
Likes: Reading, Writing, Tea, Recreational Combat Training, Swordfighting, Taking Walks, Inventing, Experimenting, My Muse
Dislikes: Whining, Emo Kids, Pests, Large Crowds, Bigots, Idiots, Crazy People
-Philip A. Troy
As of Sunday, March 28, 2010, all of my stories are honorarily dedicated to RarahSarai for her kind work as my muse, my friend, and a wonderful person. I feel so inadequate in my ability to thank her for everything she has done for me. Thank you, milady. As of Friday, April 30, 2010, I will no longer be listing her in the summaries of my works. But you can safely assume that, no matter what the work, she has had a hand in it. I openly dedicate "For More Than Honor" to her in its entirety. The whole story would not exist without her. Think of her whenever you read any of my works.
As of Sunday, April 4, 2010, I will likely not be updating as often. I am moving to a new apartment, and things are getting rather hectic. I've uploaded "Iniel" - an old story I wrote about four years ago - to tide you all over. So sorry for all the delays, but when you have 1700 books to pack, things get tense fast. Some people have also commented on the fact that I am not updating "Fifty Five at Fifty One" as fast as I did "Twice Shadowed Saint". There is a reason for this. I want to put as much thought into it as I can. Therefore, I am not rushing it. I'm working on the story in between other ideas, and I promise I will not abandon it, but it isn't my highest priority. I want it to be, but there are other things I have to do/write/research around it.
As of Wednesday, April 7, 2010, I am going to be pushing myself to try and appease the demand for my writings. It was the will of a VERY dear friend of mine that I also begin work on "For More than Honor", a story featuring an Alintean and a Heil. Therefore, I shall be working on that in the lull between the chapters of "Fifty Five at Fifty One". This new story should have more updates more frequently, but please note that I say "SHOULD". Sometimes life has a way of sneaking up on you in nasty ways. In any case, I hope it appeases she who requested it.
Sunday, April 25, 2010: I have updated my webpage, the Galactic Databank, with a few previews of upcoming works. I have included Fifty-Five at Fifty-One there as well. Anyone who wants to go take a look, feel free. It's located at . Feel free to join and discuss as well, if you'd like. I'm always updating it, and several things are under construction and revision.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010: Okay. I'm moved into my new apartment now, but it doesn't have WiFi. There are two spots with free WiF - a Safeway and a Forza - within fifteen minutes of my place. Walking. I'll try to keep my updates regularly, but what I might do is write during the week (a lot of writing) and then upload every Saturday. Or something like that, anyway. I'm still unpacking my metric ton of books, so my updates will eventually pick up once I've got my shelves mounted and my books scanned and entered in my library. Hope to hear from you all soon, be it by review or otherwise!
Monday, August 16, 2010: Haven't updated in a while. Two... maybe three months? Ish? Things are not going well, unfortunately. I have once again lost my muse, and this time is has physically damaged me greatly. I only just recovered enough to begin writing again. I posted a few spur-of-the-moment writings dedicated to her (you know who you are, Milady) but other than that, not much has been done. I will attempt to start again soon. Hopefully I'll have "For More than Honor" done by Christmas... my writing pace will slow down to a crawl without her. Additionally, if you are reading this Milady, I am afraid I may be unable to comply with your request to continue writing. Once I finish "For More than Honor" and "Fifty-Five at Fifty One", I will likely upload all of my incomplete works and then cease to write unless you return. This may irritate or anger any fans I have, but without you, I am an engine without fuel. I am unafraid to say I love you.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010: Computer will be in the shop for a while. Certain people don't seem to understand that when you break my screen it's rather difficult for me to see what I'm writing! I'm sorry for my absence on the site, but it's exceedingly difficult to write without ones muse. Still, as long as I have hope, perhaps I'll be able to keep functioning.
Saturday, October 9, 2010: Computer is back. Finally. Hope has trickled slightly back into me, which is enough to at least keep me writing for a little while longer. Hopefully. Working mostly on one-shots while my co-author and I finish the first part of the Catai Cycle and finish one of our unlisted works. One this is complete, we will see where things stand. Perhaps Philip A. Troy will continue to write. Perhaps he will fade quietly back into the obscurity from whence he came. Who can tell?
Sunday, October 31, 2010: My name is Shost. As of today, I will be working closely with Mr. Troy, as he has currently fallen quite ill. Should his condition improve, I will relinquish control of this account to him. As it should be. As it stands now, I highly doubt it. Hopefully, though, he will recover. This is not solely in his hands, though. I certainly hope he does, as his writings only contain his essence when he writes them. Even written by my hand and his mind, they are tainted.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010: Posted "The Consultant" today, which is a piece Philip and I managed to develop in such a way as to prevent a half-finished work in the light of his failing health. This is a story which will be posted in 'Episodes' (or 'Missions') broken up by Interludes. This will hopefully provide a refreshing break from Philip's more action-packed works as well, as it features a more intellectual character with roots in his own psyche.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011: Philip has sufficiently recovered to take control of his own account once more, and therefore I shall leave him to his own devices. Hopefully he will remain healthy this time, and I predict that, as long as he takes care of himself, he will. It has been a pleasure posting works for him and knowing him, and I hope you all enjoy the works he produces without my hand altering them. -Shost
Tuesday, March 29, 2011: Sorry I haven't been updating as regularly as I used to. Life has crept up on me in mysterious ways. Still, things should be more-or-less settled down (famous last words) So I should be updating more by the start of April.
Saturday, August 04, 2012: At the behest of one of my most dedicated readers and reviewers, I have all but come back from the grave. I know I promised over a year ago that I would be writing as usual again, but that didn't happen. Too much dung hitting the fan all at once. My internet is getting turned on tomorrow, so this time I should be back for real. Furthermore, I highly doubt my faithful reviewer will let me quit this time. I'm going to be focusing on finishing up For More Than Honor Part III first, and then I'm going to attempt to write out the books I have planned in chronological order, starting with the direct sequel to Twice-Shadowed Saint, going back to the roots of the hunter known as Edge in Edge: The Black Hunter. Keep an eye out for it. Also, I am in the process of rewriting TSS as well to have it ready for an attempt at publication. If that goes smoothly, keep an eye out for it on bookshelves. Fingers crossed.
-Philip A. Troy