Patrick A Rogers is creating travel writing, photography, fiction, and documentation.
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My name is Patrick A Rogers and I've been travelling in India for much of the last decade. As you can probably tell from the title of my page, I'm doing a bunch of different crazy stuff here...so bear with me! (That picture above, by the way, is of a living root bridge and waterfall in India). 


  • I'm photographing and documenting living root bridges in Northeast India.
  • I'm writing travel literature.
  • And I'm writing fiction.


My subscribers will have the opportunity to download my new book about exploring Northeast India called Peculiar Encounters: More Travels in the Khasi Hills, as well as to get access to new content from my upcoming projects and update videos from India.

Here's a little bit about what I do:

With my Living Root Bridge Project I'm creating the first free, publicly accessible, photographic database of Northeast India's remarkable Living Root Bridges.

What is a Living Root Bridge? Quoting from my project's website: "In the steep, rain-lashed hills of Northeast India, the inhabitants of isolated villages have devised a practical, beautiful, sustainable, and utterly unique way of crossing monsoon-swelled streams and rivers. Where bridges made from bamboo or wood would rot and be easily swept away, and structures made from steel or concrete would be expensive, requiring outside investment while also rusting quickly and being easily damaged, the villagers opted instead to create living, self-sustaining bridges from the growing roots of the ficus elastica species of fig tree.

These bridges are some of the world’s most unique architecture. They are practical, but also beautiful; they cost nothing to build, yet can render centuries of effective service; they are ancient, and yet could provide inspiration for dealing with a multitude of 21st century problems. No other form of architecture becomes naturally stronger over time, but as a root bridge is composed of living elements, so long as the tree it is a part of remains healthy, the structure will self-strengthen and continue to do so indefinitely."

I hope that sounds amazing. I think it's amazing. I've spent a huge amount of time trying to dig up more information about this incredible, but also severely understudied, phenomenon. So, if you want tons more information on Living Root Bridges, such as how they are made and why they are under threat , check out The Living Root Bridge Project.

In connection with that project I'm also writing a series of travel books about my adventures in Northeast India. The first book, called The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills, was released in 2017 by Westland Publishing India. I'm currently working on the second, Peculiar Encounters: More Travels in the Khasi Hills, which will be available here first!



And, on top of all that, I'm also writing fantasy/horror fiction, and have just released my first India -set horror fantasy book City of The Shrieking Tomb, which will be available here at the $5 tier. 




Yes, these are three disparate endeavors, but the thing that connects them is that they all have to do with travel in India. The Living Root Bridge Project requires me to go to the remote jungles and gorges of Meghalaya to locate, photograph, document, and collect historical information on examples of living root bridges. My travel writing stems directly from that, while with my fiction I've found that India has provided a bottomless well of inspiration.

So, while it'll go into several different projects, your support will be primarily funneled into on-the-ground expenses as I travel in India. These including guide fees (where there are guides!), donations to local village councils, transportation fees, a certain amount of equipment (don't worry, I won't go nuts buying the most expensive trekker gear possible...going into remote villages looking like a walking Cabela's catalog is a terrible idea!), occasional hotel fees, food, etc. The aim is for most of the money raised here to wind up being recirculated in the region's local economy.

And, seriously, $1 a month goes much further than you'd think!



Tiers
Pineapple
$1 or more per month
  • Download a free copy of my new travel book Peculiar Encounters: More Travels in the Khasi Hills, starting Jan 7, 2019.
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects. 
Betel Nut
$5 or more per month
  • Free Download of my horror project City of the Shrieking Tomb.  
  • Be added to the acknowledgements in Peculiar Encounters.
  • Download a free copy of Peculiar Encounters starting Jan 7, 2019.  
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects.  
Metal
$7 or more per month
  • Get access to sample chapters of all of my upcoming books before they're released! 
  • Free Download of my horror project City of the Shrieking Tomb.  
  • Be added to the acknowledgements in Peculiar Encounters. 
  • Download a free copy of Peculiar Encounters starting Jan 7, 2019. 
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects.  
Mind Blowing Generosity
$25 or more per month
  • I'll dedicate a YouTube video update to you, direct from some awesome spot in Northeast India.
  • Get access to sample chapters of all of my upcoming books before they're released! 
  • Free Download of my horror project City of the Shrieking Tomb.  
  • Be added to the acknowledgements in Peculiar Encounters. 
  • Download a free copy of Peculiar Encounters starting Jan 7, 2019. 
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects.  




My name is Patrick A Rogers and I've been travelling in India for much of the last decade. As you can probably tell from the title of my page, I'm doing a bunch of different crazy stuff here...so bear with me! (That picture above, by the way, is of a living root bridge and waterfall in India). 


  • I'm photographing and documenting living root bridges in Northeast India.
  • I'm writing travel literature.
  • And I'm writing fiction.


My subscribers will have the opportunity to download my new book about exploring Northeast India called Peculiar Encounters: More Travels in the Khasi Hills, as well as to get access to new content from my upcoming projects and update videos from India.

Here's a little bit about what I do:

With my Living Root Bridge Project I'm creating the first free, publicly accessible, photographic database of Northeast India's remarkable Living Root Bridges.

What is a Living Root Bridge? Quoting from my project's website: "In the steep, rain-lashed hills of Northeast India, the inhabitants of isolated villages have devised a practical, beautiful, sustainable, and utterly unique way of crossing monsoon-swelled streams and rivers. Where bridges made from bamboo or wood would rot and be easily swept away, and structures made from steel or concrete would be expensive, requiring outside investment while also rusting quickly and being easily damaged, the villagers opted instead to create living, self-sustaining bridges from the growing roots of the ficus elastica species of fig tree.

These bridges are some of the world’s most unique architecture. They are practical, but also beautiful; they cost nothing to build, yet can render centuries of effective service; they are ancient, and yet could provide inspiration for dealing with a multitude of 21st century problems. No other form of architecture becomes naturally stronger over time, but as a root bridge is composed of living elements, so long as the tree it is a part of remains healthy, the structure will self-strengthen and continue to do so indefinitely."

I hope that sounds amazing. I think it's amazing. I've spent a huge amount of time trying to dig up more information about this incredible, but also severely understudied, phenomenon. So, if you want tons more information on Living Root Bridges, such as how they are made and why they are under threat , check out The Living Root Bridge Project.

In connection with that project I'm also writing a series of travel books about my adventures in Northeast India. The first book, called The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills, was released in 2017 by Westland Publishing India. I'm currently working on the second, Peculiar Encounters: More Travels in the Khasi Hills, which will be available here first!



And, on top of all that, I'm also writing fantasy/horror fiction, and have just released my first India -set horror fantasy book City of The Shrieking Tomb, which will be available here at the $5 tier. 




Yes, these are three disparate endeavors, but the thing that connects them is that they all have to do with travel in India. The Living Root Bridge Project requires me to go to the remote jungles and gorges of Meghalaya to locate, photograph, document, and collect historical information on examples of living root bridges. My travel writing stems directly from that, while with my fiction I've found that India has provided a bottomless well of inspiration.

So, while it'll go into several different projects, your support will be primarily funneled into on-the-ground expenses as I travel in India. These including guide fees (where there are guides!), donations to local village councils, transportation fees, a certain amount of equipment (don't worry, I won't go nuts buying the most expensive trekker gear possible...going into remote villages looking like a walking Cabela's catalog is a terrible idea!), occasional hotel fees, food, etc. The aim is for most of the money raised here to wind up being recirculated in the region's local economy.

And, seriously, $1 a month goes much further than you'd think!



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Tiers
Pineapple
$1 or more per month
  • Download a free copy of my new travel book Peculiar Encounters: More Travels in the Khasi Hills, starting Jan 7, 2019.
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects. 
Betel Nut
$5 or more per month
  • Free Download of my horror project City of the Shrieking Tomb.  
  • Be added to the acknowledgements in Peculiar Encounters.
  • Download a free copy of Peculiar Encounters starting Jan 7, 2019.  
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects.  
Metal
$7 or more per month
  • Get access to sample chapters of all of my upcoming books before they're released! 
  • Free Download of my horror project City of the Shrieking Tomb.  
  • Be added to the acknowledgements in Peculiar Encounters. 
  • Download a free copy of Peculiar Encounters starting Jan 7, 2019. 
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects.  
Mind Blowing Generosity
$25 or more per month
  • I'll dedicate a YouTube video update to you, direct from some awesome spot in Northeast India.
  • Get access to sample chapters of all of my upcoming books before they're released! 
  • Free Download of my horror project City of the Shrieking Tomb.  
  • Be added to the acknowledgements in Peculiar Encounters. 
  • Download a free copy of Peculiar Encounters starting Jan 7, 2019. 
  • Get exclusive updates on current and upcoming projects.