Being born human we are fortunate to be able to ask the fundamental questions: “What is the nature of the Universe? What is it all about?”
Throughout our lives many of us wonder, but how does one go about actually finding the answers?
Every experience in my 50 years has nudged me closer to the answers, but my journey took a fast track in September 2009. It was then that my co-author Tamara Veitch and I first began researching our novel One Great Year (Greenleaf Book Group, Red Tuque Books, 2013), in an effort to create an uncommon life together.
Initially all we had was the story premise – Marcus had past … Click Here to Read More
THANK YOU! What an amazing event! We had a great turn out for our fundraiser on October 3, 2013. Our chosen charity was the Sources Food Bank, and thanks to our generous guests and AMAZING sponsors it was a success!
Afterward, one guest emailed: “I just want to thank you for what you are doing…this evening was a testament to what you believe in.”
She was absolutely correct. It is important to us to always give back, and this charity event allowed us to do that! Not only did it allow us to thank the readers who have supported One Great Year along the way, it also aided a truly worthy charity in keeping their doors … Click Here to Read More
Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio have hit the jackpot on their first outing as authors. One Great Year took three-and-a-half years to write, and within five months of self-publishing, they won two awards with it, had it optioned for three Hollywood movies and were picked up by a U.S. publisher that is relaunching the book this fall.
And they got engaged after the novel was finished.
“It’s been magical,” said Veitch. One Great Year has been described by early reviewers as Indiana Jones meets Eckhart Tolle. The story revolves around one man, Marcus, who is chosen as Emissary at the … Click Here to Read More
We are happy to report that the list of stores actively carrying copies of One Great Year is growing exponentially in Canada anticipating our launch in the U.S. in October 2013! Every store and library in North America now has the ability to order copies of One Great Year and we will continue our book tour this fall and visit as many towns and meet as many readers as possible! Request One Great Year in your local store and inquire about an event! Touring southern British Columbia this summer has been a great pleasure for us! Books are selling like mad and One Great Year has been featured in the Penticton Herald, The Oliver Chronicle, The Morning Star… Click Here to Read More
It’s a story for the ages, both on the page and beyond the cover.
It started when Vancouver residents Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio met and fell in love. As in many couplings, their common interests bonded, but their relationship went beyond the typical, “let’s buy-a-house-and-combine-our-assets,” trajectory. Instead, they decided to embark on a creative endeavor – one that travels through time, varying continents and even through the afterlife to find one’s soulmate.
They wrote a book.
Entitled One Great Year, the work of fiction has caught the attention of both readers and movie producers, and is about to have its first U.S. printing.
It is also available at a bookstore near you.
The authors will also be in … Click Here to Read More
One Great Year has been optioned to become multiple blockbuster Hollywood films! You only have to read it to understand why. When we set out to create the world for our characters Marcus and Theron, we knew that we were undertaking something dynamic and unique. What we didn’t know then was that this story would have so many layers and would inspire so many people so quickly. Why is One Great Year getting noticed? Is it because we are lucky? Yes! But it’s also because readers are finding something thrilling and fundamentally truthful that resonates within each of us. We wrote One Great Year with two things in mind: we wanted to write a brilliant adventure love story, and we … Click Here to Read More
We are grateful to hear that Editor Connie Brisson has chosen One Great Year for Mosaic Magazine’s Book Club! We are happy to share this book that has not only transformed our lives, but is transforming the lives of our readers! One Great Year is, first and foremost entertainment, but it makes people think and when people get thinking, they want to talk! As we continue on our book tour it is the ‘return-readers’ who are really striking a cord with us. Each market we have had people who have recently purchased One Great Year come and search us out to report how blown away they are by the story, the characters and the themes in the book. Over and … Click Here to Read More
In our efforts to help people connect with one another and enjoy the scintillating discussions sparked by One Great Year, we are offering book clubs who order 5 or more books to one single address from our website, 10% off their purchase price! Email us to make arrangements! firstname.lastname@example.org. As a special Bonus we would love to meet with your book club for one hour via Skype! Some lucky clubs will also have the opportunity to have an in-person visit when possible! One Great Year is getting people passionate about reading again, and helping some people contemplate their own choices and the life they are truly meant to live! We can’t wait to hear from your club! Come … Click Here to Read More
The Universe delivers the best surprises! The four event road trip we’d planned for the last weekend of July turned in to seven memorable stops! We began with an unscheduled visit to Mosaic Books on Bernard Street in Kelowna, and we are happy to announce that One Great Year is now available on their shelves! Check back for an upcoming event!
Our first market was in the picturesque Naramata B.C. with a table on the lakeshore and a strong, warm evening wind whipping things up! In the first 15 minutes, 15 new ‘One Great Year readers’ had snapped up their personalized copies. It was a blur of sunny smiling faces and there were two and a half hours to … Click Here to Read More
Our BOOK TOUR for One Great Year has been underway since July 1st and what an EXHILIRATING and SUCCESSFUL time we are having so far! Momentum continues to build as new readers discover Marcus and Theron’s EPIC 13,000 year journey.
Thank you to the fascinating people we have met this summer! We have been inspired by many; from those who may be involved in the development of our Documentary film, to Tasleem, Alan, and Vera who touched us deeply with their bright minds and open hearts. We are truly grateful for every connection we have made. The Farmer and Artisan Markets in B.C. are filled with world class products, merchants and patrons and we look forward to meeting many… Click Here to Read More