I’m thrilled to share that The Field was named a Finalist in the American Bookfest Book Awards Science Fiction category!! Whoo Hoo!! It’s good to be loved.
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I’m very excited to share this endorsement for The Catalysts Series (The Field, Book I and Catalyst, Book II) from Traci Harding, Australia’s #1 Sci-Fi Fantasy author!!!
More than just stories, Tracy Richardson weaves quantum theory into the everyday to life altering effect. What may seem a fun tale is a subtle lesson in creating your own reality. Essential reading for young adults who desire to understand and master the skills to pre-pave their own future.
~ Traci Harding author of “The Ancient Future Series”
Traci and I did an author talk last April and really bonded over the similar themes in our novels. It’s been so exciting to find another author who writes about conscioussness, quantum physics and intention. These are just a few of Traci’s novels – she’s written over 20!!
Traci introduced me to fellow Australian author, A.K. Wilder, (aka Kim Falconer) author of The Path of the Stray, The Road to the Soul and most recently her new YA novels, Crown of Bones and the upcoming Curse of Shadows. Her books also deal with issues of environmental destruction, telepathy and consciousness but in a totally different way the The Catalysts series.
Happy reading everyone!! I know I’ve got a TBR pile a mile high!
I believe in extra-terrestrials. In other-worldly beings.
Read Catalyst if you want to learn more about how I think they are already interacting with us.
I think it’s naive, even silly and especially self-important to believe that in the vast universe we inhabit we are the ONLY evolved, intelligent beings. Most people I talk to agree. They’re just not sure that ETs are here, now, visiting us on Earth.
The arguments against them being here usually revolve around technology. How could they get here with distances in space travel measured in light years which would be thousands or millions of our years? We can’t understand or even conceive how it could be accomplished. That, my friends is the crux of the problem. So often in our history if we can’t ‘see’ something or understand it based on our limited frame of reference, then it can’t be true. Think flat Earth and the Sun revolving around the Earth. As we learn more, our horizons expand. That’s how science works. We are constantly discovering new things about the world around us and revising our understanding of that world.
Quantum physics is a perfect example. While most of us have only a limited understanding of what quantum physics is, I can tell you that it defies the laws of Newtonian physics we have come to rely on. But it has been proven to be true. Newtonian physics is also true. They co-exist.
The idea that ETs can’t get here using technology as WE know it also assumes that they are only as advanced technologically as we are. We’re back to our self-importance and naivite. I believe we are infants in terms of both our spiritual and technological advancement.
For decades believing in the existance of UFOs and ETs was ridiculed and mocked. The government denied and discredited sightings even by trained military personnel. There are stories of suppression and threats against those who would share what they saw and experienced.
Now that has changed. The govenment report release on June 25th by Office of the Director of National Intelligence acknolwleges what they are now calling UAPs -Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. In and of itself this is good news, but it is not the full story. Not by a long shot.
They are still withholding information and spinning UAPs as a threat to national security. And not acknowledging that they could be extraterrestrials. Even though there is no evidence that we are being threatened or attacked in any way. In the face of far superior technology, and most likely very advanced civilizations who’ve created it, our reaction is to turn to aggression and possibly violence. No wonder the extra-terrestials keep their distance from us.
My hope is that individuals will send out messages of good will and welcome. That we will show we want peaceful interactions and to learn from these more advanced beings. It is time for us to turn from war to peace and to recognize we are #OnePeopleOneUniverse.
Here are some resources if you’re looking for more information.
Dr. Steven Greer’s Response to the DNI report on Sirius Disclosure
The Arcturian Anthology by Tom Kenyon and Judi Scion
Group of Forty – David Miller’s collection of books
The Day After Rosewell by William J. Birnes and Philip Corso
I’m thrilled to announce an Out Of This World Virtual Author Event with me and Traci Harding, Australia’s #1 Sci-Fi Fantasy author!! Join the live conversation as Traci and I discuss our books, writing, where we get our ideas and the similar themes woven throughout the stories we create.
One of my reviewers from the Catalyst Blog Tour last summer compared my books to Traci’s so I reached out and connected with her on social media. Our books touch on the subjects of time travel, quantum physics, the Universal Energy Field, extraterrestrials, and the esoteric and metaphysical. It was so cool to find another fiction author who writes about the things I’m interested in. An added bonus is we get along great!
Another cool thing is that Traci lives near Brisbane, Australia so when we’re chatting on the evening of Tuesday 4/13 it’ll be 10:00am in the morning on WEDNESDAY the 14th for her! It truly is a small world.
Even though she’s deep into revisions on her next book (she’s written over 22 titles!!), she graciously agreed to do this event with me. I’m extremely excited and know that you are in for a treat when you join the conversation! More details on the Zoom event below.
Want to learn more about Traci and purchase her books? Visit her website at Personally signed books by Traci Harding (allthingstraci.com.au)
There’s even more info on Traci at her publisher’s site: Traci Harding – Australia’s Best Selling Fantasy Author
Want to purchase one of THIS Tracy’s books in The Catalysts series? Click Here!
Traci Harding is a Science/Fantasy Novelist, published through HarperCollins/Voyager Australia and Bolinda Audio. Her work blends fantasy, fact, esoteric theory, time travel and quantum physics, into adventurous romps through history, alternative dimensions, universes and states of consciousness.
Since its release in 1996, the Ancient Future Trilogy has had over fifty reprints, three editions and was released as an omnibus in 2014. The first book of the series made the ABC’s list of “the Most Loved Books of All Time” (2010) and “Australia’s Top 100 Homegrown Reads” (2013). TThe Ancient Future became an Australian best-seller in its first month of release, and in 2014 the omnibus shot into the Amazon US top 5 Science/Fantasy books. Every Harding novel since the Ancient Future has debuted in the top 10 on the Science/Fantasy best-sellers list soon after publication. Traci has sold in excess of a half a million books in Australia alone.
Tracy Richardson is the author of the young adult series The Catalysts, including Book I, The Field, and Book II, Catalyst. The Field won the Eric Hoffer award for young adult literature and was a Bronze Medalist for the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Catalyst was a Finalist in the American Fiction Awards Young Adult category and won first place in the New Age category. Tracy has a degree in biology and her science background plays a significant role in her writing through her incorporation of both true science and science fiction. Her books are set in real Earth time with both a science fiction/paranormal theme and an environmental theme. There is no second planet.
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First some updates on Catalyst. Due to Physical Distancing and Social Connections (as I prefer to call it) the paperback release date has been pushed back to September 22nd. However…
the Ebook release date is still June 2nd!!!
Less than two weeks away! Order your copy today!!
I hope to do a Book Tour for Catalyst this Fall. Check out my Events Page for details later this summer.
The Catalysts Series will consist of four books.
The Field – Book I
Catalyst – Book II
Indian Summer – prequel
and the untitled Book III that I’m working on now (80 pages in!!).
Book III is the only true sequel (to Catalyst). The other three books can be read as stand-alone books although many of the same characters appear throughout. I’ve included an environmental theme in all of the books.
The Field is about Eric Holton, a high-school soccer goalkeeper with a super-natural ability to know where the ball is going to go before it gets there. He’s connecting to the Universal Energy Field. The environmental theme compares burning coal to other clean renewable energy sources like wind and solar and also the idea of extracting energy from the Universal Energy field in the air around us. And he’s having the high school experience of trying to get the starting goalkeeper spot, deal with friends being jerks, and trying to get the girl.
In Catalyst, Eric’s younger sister, Marcie, is the protagonist, but Eric and his girlfriend Renee are also featured characters. Eric has just graduated high school and Marcie is a junior.
Marcie, Eric and Renee are spending the summer working at an archaeological dig site in southern Indiana. Things immediately shift into the paranormal when Lorraine and Zeke, two mysterious dig assistants who claim to access the Universal Energy Field with their minds, assert that Earth and its resources are in grave danger. Marcie must decide if she’s brave enough to do her part to save the planet. The environmental theme in Catalyst is the dangers of fracking.
In the first book I wrote, Indian Summer, Marcie is in middle school and is spending the summer at her grandparents’ lake cottage. She discovers that a wealthy property owner is secretly trying to develop an old-growth forest into an exclusive gated community. In her quest to thwart his efforts, Marcie connects with the spirit of a Native American girl. Indian Summer has been completely revised and will be re-released in 2021 as a prequel to The Field and Catalyst.
Book III is in the works right now! I’m writing it from both Marcie and Eric’s point of view. There are two concurrent story lines. Eric and Renee are in France and Marcie is in Washington DC. There is some interaction between the two threads and everything will come together at the end.
During this Great Pause we are having I hope you’ve been able to consider how you might chose to change your behavior going forward. Have you re-evaluated your priorities? Will you focus more on what’s important to you and let other, non-important things go by the wayside?
Protecting the environment and saving planet Earth is very important to me and I think essential for our quality of life going forward. I hope my books make you think and consider what you can do to be a Catalyst for change.
Take care and be well, my friends.
Even though we are physically distancing, we can still stay socially connected! I’ve posted a short video on YouTube of me discussing the two books in The Catalysts series and reading an excerpt from Catalyst which comes out in Ebook in June and paperback in September.
If you’d like to connect with me one-on-one in a virtual meeting during this time of e-learning, send me a note on my contact page.
Take care and stay safe!
I’m working on Book III of The Catalysts series. It will be from both Marcie and Eric’s perspectives. Marcie is in Washington, DC and Eric is in France. I’m heavily into the Research portion of the writing process!! I LOVE research!!
Before Social Distancing for COVID-19 started I took a research trip to Washington DC for background on what Marcie might be doing and seeing while she’s there. I’m hoping to make a research trip to France in the next year or to do the same for Eric’s POV.
Here are some pics from the trip.
What are you doing to keep busy and engaged and positive during Social Distancing?