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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Author Guest Post: Maria Lucia

Maria Lucia is the author of Liberation (a book review that will be up on A Bookish Affair tomorrow). Liberation is an indie fantasy book about the supernatural side of my city of Washington, DC and you all should know how much I love reading about my city!!! Please help me

About the Author:

Maria is not affiliated with any one religion or spiritual way. Her mission is to empower the heart.

There have always been women throughout history who have held the heart of a country as their own, women whose hearts responded to the sound of service to their country and to their world. They held and still hold the courage to step forward and affect the destiny of a country. These women carry within themselves the passion of divine inspiration and, naturally, always strive to better the lives of others, their environment and their world.

Born in Havana, Cuba, and having immigrated to the United States in 1960, Maria possesses a true and in-depth understanding of the power and unlimited potential of evolving and beginning again.

A University of Memphis education graduate and a professional musician and vocalist, Maria moved deeply into the study of music and launched a very successful musical career in 1984. It included experiencing music on the performance level and the educational level as well. She began her studies of the deeper aspects of music immersed in the wisdom of Stephen Halpern and the integration of the healing effects of music and sound. She developed her voice simultaneously with her ability to teach others how to create and bring out their own voice and soul through music.

In 1994 she completed a nine year position with the world renowned Howard Hanger Jazz Fantasy and left her music career to focus entirely on developing her teachings. She spent many years in private practice, facilitating her own seminars and counseling on creativity. Her experience includes programs for gifted children in the public school system and creativity seminars for musicians at the university level. She has been a musical director for church programs, composer of music, and a producer of concerts. She has traveled nationally, performing and delivering seminars for more than twenty years.

In 1997, Maria launched her first school focused on spiritual heart studies in North Carolina and became a full time spiritual growth teacher. She developed both her school and a personal national dream, The Foundation for the Evolution of America there until she re-located to Washington, D.C. to make this dream a reality. The foundation was kept alive for five years and held the mission to augment, empower and reinstate value for the heart as well as to teach Americans how to value the heart in themselves, in others and how to value the heart of the nation. As well as a respected speaker, Maria Lucia is the author of
The Heart’s Unraveling and guidebook for her current school.

She presently resides in the Phoenix, Arizona area, and is working full time on her writings and on launching the new revised version of her novel,
LIBERATION, Book One of The Andrusian Chronicles. You can visit Maria Lucia at www.andrusianchronicles.com

Guest Post:

Where did you get your idea and inspiration for Liberation: Book One of the Andrusian Chronicles?

The story came together piece by piece each time I went to walk the downtown areas of Washington D.C. I love doing this. I love visiting the monuments and getting into the energies of the founders and the old Washington when things were quite different. That’s what stirred the idea inside of me. “What if the USA and our planet had an intelligence agency that specialized in the supernatural areas of protection? And what if the headquarters were right here in downtown D.C. but no one could see them? And what if there were evil spirits involved in an unbelievable derailing of world events and it all culminated in the 21st century? In our time and current world news” well, I was on fire and I started plotting out the story. I took many autobiographical events and weaved them into the idea expanding as I went along and I began doing historical research of our beginnings as a race, and a country. I love Washington for holding this amazing energy for us all, our beginnings, how democracy came about and what our founders went through to get the idea established. It had never been done. I incorporated all of things that I love, music, the paranormal, metaphysics, mystical and dimensional spaces and history and created a paranormal fantasy that just didn’t follow the traditional recipe.

Liberation Tag Words

Paranormal Romance,Fantasy/adventure,metaphysical Fiction, New Age Fiction, Spiritual Novel, best metaphysical fiction, books fiction spiritual, Inspirational Fiction Books, New Age, fantasy spiritual writer, Celestine Prophecy, Visionary Fiction, Richard Bach, Carlos Casteneda, Fantasy Adventure Books, Warren Goldie, science fiction, paranormal, ghost hunting, heart, worlds of love,

Fantasy adventure, science fiction,
metaphysical, paranormal, spiritual

My Question:

What's your favorite book about your own country, city, state, etc.?
  

6 comments:

  1. 'Liberation: Book One of the Andrusian Chronicles' sounds very intriguing! Thanks for the great post!

    To answer your question, my favorite book about my country is 'Monday Night Jihad' by Jason Elam & Steve Yohn. It's a story about terrorists who try to strike at the very heart of America. I couldn't put this book or the next two books in the series down until the end! I can't wait to begin 'Inside Threat', the fourth book in the series!

    Megan @ Hardcover Feedback

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  2. Hi Meg,
    Thanks so much for the feature. I've really loved developing the story and am working on book 2 right now! This novel has got Washington D.C. all over it. I was there for 10 years and loved the history.

    best of luck on your journey with books and authors.
    Maria Lucia

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  3. Thanks Meg, for helping to promote this author during her book tour.

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  4. @Megan I actually haven't heard of Monday Night Jihad before. I'll have to look into it!

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