P. R. Garcia describes herself as a crazy, not-too-grayed haired old lady. Born during the winter of 1951 in Monroe County, Michigan, the youngest of three children, she attended Western Michigan University, where she majored in zoology. While living in Michigan, she became an award-winning basketweaver, carrying on the tradition of her maternal grandmother, Margaret Dark Feather. In 2008 she moved to southern California and became a volunteer at the Birch Aquarium of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a guide on the Gray whale touring boats. The following year she joined the Whalers, a dedicated group of volunteers from the San Diego Natural History Museum of San Diego, California, whose love of the Pacific cetaceans and other marine life off the shores of California matched her own. As a guide on the Hornblower and Flagship whale-watching boats, she introduced people from around the world to the wonders of the world of the Pacific cetaceans. In 2012 she combined her knowledge of these ocean mammals, her love of science fiction and astronomers’ exciting belief that life exists in the oceans beneath the ice shield of Europa, Jupiter’s ice moon, to create a new trilogy of an alien race from Europa, a race that has lived in our deep oceans for thousands of years. Using legends and known ancient landmarks from Earth’s past, she wove a story of intrigue, mystery, magic and adventure. In 2014 Ms. Garcia added three more books to the story of Europa. In early 2015, she began to tell Europa’s son, Prince Enok’s, story.
Now an international bestselling author, Ms. Garcia is currently working on Book 10, which will be about Prince’s EJ’s twin daughters and the search for the destroyed colony on Mars.
The Europa Saga may be the first multi-generational science fiction series ever written, spanning five generations of the Waters family. Start your adventure with a free copy of book 1 EUROPA Awakenings at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/633078
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W. T. Hoffman
on Sep. 02, 2016 :
This book really surprised me. It starts off a bit slow, as the characters are developed, and relationships begun. However, the plot picks up, thickens, until by the end of the book, you'll have your socks knocked off. The best way to describe the book, is to say its Roddenberry-esque. If you want to pigeonhole it, consider it either as a coming of age novel for a young girl, or an epic of heroism and self discovery. Actually, its a fun combination of both those themes. The story concerns a girl on the verge of her 20th birthday, who lives with her mother and the house staff, on a well guarded estate next to the Pacific Ocean. The girl, Europa, is said to descend from nobility now in exile, due to an on going war waged by opposing members of the family. Along with Europa's three best girlfriends, is the dashing young Australian boyfriend, Terrance, the son of a ornithologist exploring the nesting habit of red breasted birdies. Europa's mother, Medaron, is a queen who's king died some 19 years earlier, leaving her to raise her daughter with the help of her brother Jeanip. Throw in Europa's loyal dog, and there's the story. Except, that Medaron's husband is an alien from one of Jupiter's moons, living on the bottom of the ocean. Europa's dog is really her brother who's a shape shifter. Uncle Jeanip is the general for the army of Oonocks, and Terrance's father is really----Oh, I don't want to spoil it for you. Lets just say all is not as it seems, at Mrs. Medaron Waters seaside estate.
My only issue, might be in the prose for the first couple of chapters. Its not at all bad, but Mrs. Garcia's style really evolves. I'm referring to minor stylistic problems, that an editor probably would have fixed. It's a fun read, and sure to be a hit with Scifi geeks of all ages and sexes. By the time you get to the end of AWAKENINGS, expect to be hooked to the world of the Oonocks. I'm already 2/3rds of the way thru the second novel. (Europa gets married in the next book.)
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