We are happy to announce that this morning One Great Year hit #1 on Amazon.ca for Metaphysical & Visionary Books! OGY is quickly climbing the ranks at Amazon.com and we are so grateful to our readers and reviewers for the amazing five star reviews! It is nice to see that word about One Great Year is spreading and just in time for the release of Book II in 2016!!
We continue to research and write the sequel to One Great Year and we know OGY fans are anxious to know who, what and where Marcus and his soul group will turn up! We promise when you immerse yourself in the ancient and fascinating worlds of Book II it will have … Click Here to Read More
Fantastic and really made me think!
Review by Candace’s Book Blog
Unfortunately I read this book at a time when I was super occupied with things and I didn’t get a review up right away. So now I’m stuck with a somewhat vague review.
For me this book is unforgettable, but the intense emotions and feelings it gave me were largely because of some of my own experiences and beliefs. This is a fictional book but there’s so much here about history and reincarnation that can really open our minds to some new beliefs, or just further anchor what we already believe. At the same time, it’s something that some won’t be ready for or won’t really understand or connect … Click Here to Read More
1. What are the characteristics of “your” reincarnation and which religion was the source of inspiration for it?
We didn’t actually use any one religion as a source for the reincarnation experience descriptions in One Great Year. We looked at all philosophies around the world that include the phenomenon and saw comprehensive similarities in them. We used a broad base of historical, philosophical, metaphysical and scientific writings from the ancient Vedic texts to the descriptions of the hereafter, described by Plato and including the 20th century works of Sri Yuketswar, Delores Cannon and Edgar Cayce, among many others. The science of reincarnation continues to be important to us when writing Book II and we are studying Dr. Ian Stevenson … Click Here to Read More
One Great Adventure
By Rene DeFazio and Tamara Veitch DeFazio
What am I supposed to be learning here? I feel something… but what is it? I wondered. My first trip to Ireland found me sitting in a dolmen, aware that there was a depth and energy attached to them that was palpable but beyond my understanding. The Dolmens have been called a portal to higher consciousness from an age long since passed.
I was in Ireland alone. I had set out three months earlier with two mates but both had packed it in and headed home. I hadn’t planned a set itinerary, but I had heard the compelling call of Eire and wanted to understand why.
What am I supposed … Click Here to Read More
The Alchemy of Turning Words to Gold
By Tamara Veitch DeFazio and Rene DeFazio
How do authors pull in readers and get them connected? A novel is an escape but we must see ourselves in the story for it to become a favorite. J.K. Rowling mastered this with the gang of personalities at Hogwarts, Jane Austen’s stories live on hundreds of years later because there is something of the Bennetts in all of us. When does the alchemical transformation from words to gold happen?
We can read about someone like us, on a journey like ours, and it may feel like a comfy sweater. It might be a cherished reminder that we are not alone and that all is okay. … Click Here to Read More
We are so grateful to have been nominated for a World Poetry Empowered Writer’s Award! We will be accepting the award on Sunday October 19th 2014 in a small ceremony at Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus. The award is being given as part of the Vancouver International Peace Festival. We want to thank the organizers and Ariadne Sawyer for their tireless efforts and amazing work putting this huge event together. During the festival, there are displays at the UBC Learning Exchange and the Irving Barber Learning Centre at UBC.
There will be a community partner Celebration at the New Westminster Public Library, October 22, 2014 and an all day peace and human rights film festival at the UBC Learning Exchange … Click Here to Read More
Rene DeFazio knew he had been hanging on to his unnamed screenplay for a reason. The story he had written was inspired by his “exotic world travels” while filming documentaries in South America, Asia and Eastern Europe, and the lower-mainland native says though he knew he had “something,” he had no idea what to do with it.
Enter Tamara Veitch, a former special education teacher and designer with a desire to write the “next great American novel.”
The pair met the way many people do these days – online. But DeFazio says the confines of binary code quickly gave way to “forces beyond their control,” and they met for coffee.
They began dating soon after, and when DeFazio told Veitch … Click Here to Read More
Imagine going on a vacation and coming back changed, activated and inspired! The upswing in travel with a purpose—spiritual, volunteer and ecotourism—is a great indication of the shifting collective consciousness.
Travel is certainly not the only way to inject spirituality and meaning into the mundane; there are other entertaining, educational options to change your perspective and encourage a shift. But the wonderful thing about travel is that it can put you on a fast track to change. Plucking yourself out of your life and immersing yourself in growth and energetic activation for a month, a week or even a single day can have a huge impact.
While writing our novel One Great Year, my co-author … Click Here to Read More
The authors of a popular book that has been optioned for a Hollywood movie will be in Mission this Saturday.
For co-author Tamara Veitch, stopping at Black Bond Books is truly a visit home.
She grew up in Mission and graduated from Mission Secondary School, and still has strong family connections to the district.
“Mission was a great place to grow up,” said Veitch, whose brother still lives here.
Veitch and her partner Rene DeFazio currently live in South Surrey, and have been shopping around One Great Year for several months.
Described as an adventure in the same vein as Indiana Jones, with … Click Here to Read More
You know you are living your dream when…
The 2014 Academy Awards are only days away and we are thrilled to announce that One Great Year is being presented by Universal Grid Productions at the Roger Neal Style Oscar Suite in Hollywood from February 25-27th at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. Nominees and notables from the film industry will be popping in and going home with more than the typical swag!
The One Great Year tour continues while we excitedly pen Book II!
We had a great experience in Vancouver B.C. last week speaking and signing at the Vancouver Wellness Show. Our presentation, Secrets of the … Click Here to Read More