There was a time in humankind's future when many civilizations were failing. Inexplicably, it was also a time when a few advanced souls had developed conscious telepathy and teleportation. Nandia and Bernard were two such people. Teleported to the planet Fantibo as delegates of the Galactic Grand Council, their mission is to tame the deadly Saragalla epidemic that rages at the very heart of the city of Geasa.
Investigating clues to the causes of this disease, Nandia and Bernard are shocked to discover that a bitter prejudice endangers the welfare of Geasan youths. A relentless gang of thugs must be eluded and a mysterious power broker unmasked before he can plunder what remains of the city's wealth. Meanwhile, the pair scramble to recover their telepathic and teleporting abilities.
With the aid of a mysterious street busker, Nandia and Bernard set out on a race against time to quell the deadly virus before it renders Geasa a virtual ghost town.
Nandia's Copper is Volume One of The Nandia Trilogy. It is followed by Nandia's Apparition and Nandia's Children.
My first book was written when I was seven years old. I wanted to write a compendium of what I found useful in life, so I wouldn't forget the important ideas later on.
So my pages highlighted my love for my father's kennel of hunting dogs, my inspiration for Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the beauty of the flora and fauna that I found on my outings through the fields and hills that surrounded our family home in Colorado. I titled the book simply, LIFE.
I illustrated the book, using crayons to add color, and realized that my skill with words far surpassed my drawing abilities. I gave the book to my mother, who, graciously gave it back before she died. Since then I've written a number of books. AWAKEN YOUR POWER TO HEAL was published by the Therapeutae Press in 1999 and is now available in a revised edition. Then a book of poetry called SAILING ON A BANSHEE WIND and FLORAPORNA, a collection of macrophotography featuring Western Australian flowers. In that volume I discovered my love for creating new words. I penned the word "flornagraphy' to celebrate the beauties of Mother Nature.
When I'm not working on my NANDIA TRILOGY novels (and the new sequel to the trilogy, MISS CHINN'S EXTRAORDINARY SCHOOL FOR DEATH MENTORS, I serve clients as a counsellor and natural healer. I use vibrational therapies, including Reiki energy. Rebirthing breathwork and vibrational remedies that are produced radionically.
When eight years old, a water dowser showed me how to find water using twin L-shaped dowsing rods. Later I was trained in the use of a pendulum and today teach classes not only in medicinal dowsing, but also Reiki counselling and the use of mediation skills.
My spiritual life is important to me. I belong to a non-demoninational ministry of healing, much inspired by the lives of the Essenes. These were people of two millenia ago who left their cities in the Middle East to live in the desert and pursue their own religious freedom. You can learn more at the website:
There's more, of course. I learn alot about myself playing tennis twice a week and singing tenor in a choir. I write music for the soprano sax and also perform at markets, pubs and open mic nights. I am also a student of Tai Chi and have taken much inspiration from Jane Roberts Seth books.
Sometimes people ask me how I find the time to do all these things. Three lifestyle choices help me find an abundance of energy: I refuse to watch television, I abstain from coffee and alcohol, and I'm quite clear that I am solely responsible for my mental, emotional and physical well- being.
I don't have a DNF list, but after attempting to read this book, I do. It's written in first person, which can be good if done RIGHT, but the writing is just plodding and preachy. The author tries to create parallels to modern times (politics, climate change, etc) but shoves it down your throat in the way it is written. Also, the MC salivating over the "attractive Elder" is just so poorly expressed.