Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the amazing and beautiful authors of the new award winning novel One Great Year, Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio.
The show was dedicated to World Poetry Empowered Award Winner First Nations Elder Amelia Barney who passed away suddenly. The World Poetry Family mourns her passing and send blessings and love to her family and friends from around the world.
An e-poem for Pete Seeger by author Jim Hart was read and the music include works from Rene Hugo Sanchez and World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner David Campbell. To listen to this fascinating show, one of our best CLICK HERE!
Rene DeFazio is an accomplished actor, screenwriter and producer with countless film and television roles and commercials and print ads to his credit. Rene wrote, directed and produced a travel show that saw him immersed in exotic locations like Kenya, Egypt and the Seychelles. His adventures and experiences as a world traveler were instrumental in creating One Great Year, his continual and tireless research and firsthand knowledge of international locations, customs, sights and smells brought this epic story to life.
Tamara Veitch is a lifelong writer, artist and mother. She attended Simon Fraser University, where she studied English and Psychology, and is a strong public speaker. Tamara worked in the fashion industry full-time for seven years while attending college; she later worked as a Special Education Assistant in a primary school before leaving to have children and launching her own mural painting business. She never stopped writing; always sure that the next great American novel was at the tip of her fingers, waiting to be released.
An excerpt from the beginning of the book:
Abridged Draft: One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio. Canada.
One Great Year. The Weary Traveler.
PRESENT DAY, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
How many lives had he lived? Maxwell Quinn could hardly count them. He had died and been reborn repeatedly; but the rise and fall of human existence wasn’t simple. It followed patterns, and those patterns repeated roughly every twenty-six thousand years. Plato had called it the “Great Year” and Quinn knew the ancient concept well. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Ages had all come before, and had descended into this dark Iron Age. Quinn searched the night sky, knowing that the precession of the stars was truly a clock. He hoped that the most difficult time in his obligation was over, give or take a few hundred years.
Quinn was not only looking for proof that the Dark Age was ending, but he was also tracking other Atitalans — Emissaries like himself from the ancient land who had been sent to guide humankind in its evolution. Many of the Emissaries were healers, musicians, scientists, artists, or teachers. They were the way-showers, laying clues for those who cared enough to seek knowledge. He could identify fellow Emissaries by their auras, a karmic code that differentiated them like fingerprints. Seeing auras was no special skill. Quinn just knew how to see.
In Atitala, Quinn’s name had been Marcus, and his Marcus-brain — a deep, ancient consciousness — was awake within him, constantly guiding, educating, and urging him to duty. Atitalan Emissaries had been sent to rebuild the world when the last Golden Age had ended. He assumed the others were active and contributing. He was confident that they, unlike him, were not floundering, disgruntled, and stoned.
For the first twenty years of his adulthood, Quinn had tried to ignore the obligation that weighed on him. He had traveled the world searching for an elusive spirit, one he had loved deeply beyond all others. Quinn’s Marcus-brain urged him to seek out his soul mate, Theron, as he had for centuries. Despite his searching, Theron had not been found — not this time, not yet.
One Great Year is the culmination of a lifetime of learning, living and loving for both the authors.. It is set for Canadian release in July 2013 [Red Tuque Books] and U.S. release in October 2013 [Greenleaf Book Group].Find One Great Year on Twitter, Facebook and at http://www.onegreatyear.com/ along with a free mini e-book.
Tamera and Rene sent us breaking news: “We are excited to announce that the Novel, One Great Year, by Vancouver area authors Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio, will be FEATURED at the pre- Academy Awards Festivities! Our L.A. production team is presenting One Great Year in the Roger Neal, Style Hollywood Oscar Suite, from February 25th to 27th. This is the most famous gifting suite visited by celebrities and industry people in the week leading up to the Academy Awards. It is held in the Penthouse Suite of the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive.
Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio will also be appearing at the Vancouver Wellness Show from, Feb. 14-16, speaking Saturday and Sunday and hosting a booth.
Please visit www.onegreatyear.com for a synopsis of the novel, media page, author bio, reviews, free mini e-book give away (Secrets of the Ancients: The Inspirations for One Great Year) and MORE!”
Sources: Janice S. Staub, B.A., P.F.P. Tamara Veitch and Sarah Miniaci / SMITH Publicity, Inc.