Teresa Garcia

Biography

Teresa Garcia (once Teresa Huddleston-Garcia) is a 30-something mother of two children with special needs, raising them "alone" in the small mountain town of McCloud, CA. Just because she is on her own though, does not mean that she is "alone." Many thanks are due to the McCloud Community Resource Center, to her brother and his family, and her mother, for all their help.

When not drowning in university coursework for her International Relations degree, and chained to the computer, she loves to text role play, write stories, hike, paint, meditate, and play games or read with her kids. She also writes quests for, and helps to maintain, the online browser-based RPG Dragon Hearts.

She was raised in another mountain community, which she visits as often as she can spare time and gas, though not nearly often enough for her wishes. Her parents always encouraged her writing and artistic talents. In 2005, she decided to pick up the dream of writing and publishing a novel once more, having shelved that (and the "Shadow Chronicles" manuscript) in her early college years due to the time constraints of motherhood at the time. In 2006 she released to the public her first novel in the "Dragon Shaman" series, "Taming the Blowing Wind," and has since published a second book in the series and a poetry book. She likes to deal with multicultural themes because of her own background.

Currently Teresa has several manuscripts to work on, such as her "Dragon Shaman" series of novels and her current favorite serialized story, "Selkies' Skins."

Teresa writes short stories for children in the Adventures of Lightning the Cat series. Her other titles are intended for more advanced readers.

Her personal blog is located at http://rainstardragon.livejournal.com

In addition to finding her in print on Lulu, she can be found at Amazon Author Central.
http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B009Q938VE

Where to find Teresa Garcia online


Where to buy in print


Books

Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well
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Series: Selkies' Skins, 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 131,870. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Kirsty has little choice in her fate, only how it will manifest. There are tests to pass, a place that she may have to occupy prematurely if her visions prove true, and a need to earn her sealskin to be complete. Will Etain return safe to port, and will Kirsty survive her training and test? There are complications along the way, will she be able to stay on the course she's trying to set?
Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals
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Series: Selkies Skins Wavelets, Book 3 · Selkies' Skins, 0.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Kirstin Makay is a half-selkie and a witch who must train for the quest to gain her own skin. In the library of Castle Carrick she finds "The Book of Seals," part mythology and part guidebook. What does the book have to teach her about her heritage? We join Kirsty for part of her second year at Castle Carrick and read along with her to learn the secrets Father Ronan sought to preserve.
The Dragons' Beads: A Treasury
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Series: The Dragons' Beads Treasury, vol. 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
What do you get when dragons combine their hoards? What do you get when you take a little slice of dragon lore? “The Dragons' Beads" features the work of Elizabeth Buckley, Niels Van Eekelen, Athena Garcia, Ollie Lambert, Douglas J. Moore, Meghan Proctor, Jo Anne Spiese, Kristina Stumpf & Michael Camp, and Rachel Wookey. Edited by Teresa Garcia.
Ornaments
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Series: Selkies Skins Wavelets, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
At Seal Point two half selkies share their family's traditional Yule habits with some long lost full selkie relatives. Not all of their family is at home, and some will never return. Yet, they are still included. Set in a parallel Earth where magic and mythical creatures still lurk. Short story from the Selkies' Skins universe.
Dreamweaving
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Series: Selkies Skins Wavelets, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dreamweaving pits Diamondixi, a Dreamweaver, and Amehana, a storm ryuugami and priestess, together with Diamondixi's companion ice phoenix in an effort to save the halfbreed selkie Justin from the fate of ultimately becoming a Finman. But, is the effort real, or is it just a dream? Or is it both and perhaps something more all at once? Part of the Selkies' Skins universe.
The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: Collection One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
A collection of three short stories, from the life of Lightning, a real live care kitty. Lightning has a lot of work since his family consists of one perpetually stressed preteen, a young autistic boy, and a mother balancing university, children, and being an author. Join Lightning in his adventures as a care kitty. This book is intended and written for young children.
Call of the Kami
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Series: Spirit Bridges, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Shintoism
The world is a fine tapestry, ever worked and ever evolving upon the loom of spirit. The worlds of the visible and invisible mesh, and sometimes the unseen is glimpsed between the red posts of the torii on a walk in the woods, or at home. The Kami ever call for their Miko, and they are both within us all. The flower of a poem opens her petals to the sun, amidst a garden of other poems.
Stories of Spirits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Five short stories of dragon spirits and ancestors, in a Japanese milleau. Some are set in ancient times, others are more modern. Each short story that has new vocabulary has a mini-glossary of Japanese terms that were utilized. Includes: "Ancestors," "Dragon Dance," "So Close, So Far," "Dark and Light," and "Watcher."
Dragon Shaman: Book Two, The Smoky Mirror
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Series: Dragon Shaman, Book 2 · Spirit Bridges, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,050. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
BlowingWind and Ryu expected to be able to get on with living, but Fate has a different idea for the young Shaman in training and her Dragon Protector. Continuing her adventures between the worlds of Spirit and Man, BlowingWind traverses the worlds, and even time itself to regain the Smoky Mirror. Will she succeed, or will she get lost in the threads of the tapestry she is caught within?
Dragon Shaman: Book One, Taming the Blowing Wind
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Series: Dragon Shaman, Book 1 · Spirit Bridges, Book 2. Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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BlowingWind, a half Irish and half Apache trying to mesh and understand her heritage, has a strange enough time figuring out her life. When she thought things were finally starting to have a plan, the Spirit she was in love with dies in his duty, and his soul splits... as does her own. What is her real calling, and what of the ancient O'Drake curse? Why is the Japanese dragon she finds familiar?
The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: Disarmament
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Series: The Adventuresof Lightning the Cat, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Cats
Lightning the Cat has a very important job, to ensure the household runs smoothly. Even more important though, he is a registered care kitty for a little girl that has been with him since almost day one of his life. Keeping Mother, Daughter, and Son happy and mentally healthy is no easy job! Especially as Son, an autistic boy, starts sharing his world with the family finally.
The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: Lightning's Job
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Series: The Adventuresof Lightning the Cat, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
Lightning the Cat has a very important job, to ensure the household runs smoothly. Even more important though, he is a registered care kitty for a little girl that has been with him since almost day one of his life. Keeping Mother, Daughter, and Son happy and mentally healthy is no easy job! Join Lightning as his series of short stories starts rolling. Ah, it's a cat's life...
The Adventures of Lightning the Cat: The Battle of the Tomato
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Series: The Adventuresof Lightning the Cat, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by THG StarDragon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Humor / General
Lightning the Cat has a very important job, to ensure the household runs smoothly. But sometimes, he just can't help a little mischief, especially if a tomato is involved. Join Lightning as his series of short stories starts rolling. Ah, it's a cat's life... This story is intended and written for young children.

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