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Anthony Garcia

Anthony Garcia is author of both historic and award winning historic non fiction and fiction genres, Garcia has been described as an author, "possesses the ability to channel back in time to write original and thought provoking schemes that bring forward and enlighten today's consciousness."

Garcia's recent work is the Young Adult genre "Watili, the Native American Slave Heroine" (www.Watili.com) 2017
The book explores the concepts of personal strength, honesty, and the American mind. When young Watili is kidnapped by Apache slavers,  ...See more >


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"Watili, the Native American Slave Heroine: This book is valuable in how it details the slave trade among Native American peoples—a topic that will be unfamiliar to many readers."

Kirkus Reviews


AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

Author U "Draft to Dream" Finalist Fiction, 2017: WATILI: THE NATIVE AMERICAN SLAVE HEROINE

American BookFest Finalist Spirituality and Multicultural, 2017: Shared Lives, Twin Sun

USA Book News Gold Metal-Multicultural, 2015: The Portal of Light

The Portal of Light, 2017

El Alba Magazine, 2016


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

CHILDREN'S & TEEN
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-0-9903739-3-3
Page count: 128pp

As a Native American slave returns home, the Spaniards who accompany her learn to better appreciate nature in this historical novel.

In the late 1700s, 14-year-old Watili enjoys a peaceful life with her family in the village of the Parussi band of the Ute tribe (in present-day Colorado). They enjoy what author Garcia (Shared Lives, Twin Sun, 2016, etc.) describes as their “Oneness with Nature.” However, their tranquility is shattered when a band of Apache Indians raids their village in search of people to enslave. Watili and her brother are captured and forced to march more than 700 miles. Upon reaching El Paso, they’re sold into servitude, and Watili begins work as a slave maid for a Spanish family. She dreams of returning to her own loved ones back home, and the opportunity to do so arises when she meets Don Bernardo, a famous Spanish explorer and cartographer. The two agree to work together: Watili will show Bernardo lucrative sources of gold and silver ore near her village if he takes her there and grants her freedom. The two embark on their journey, soon to be joined by a charming cibolero (Spanish buffalo hunter), and the trio find plenty of adventure along the way. This book is valuable in how it details the slave trade among Native American peoples—a topic that will be unfamiliar to many readers. However, because Garcia offers no notes on the novel’s historicity, the reader has little to no sense of what’s fact or fiction. The book’s biggest weakness, though, is its lack of subtlety in its spiritual message. The author is so adamant about advocating “Nature” that his characters to seem more like mouthpieces than real people. For example, here’s the final exchange of the two Spaniards: “ ‘What we have seen was the experience of two Europeans…two outsiders who were given a rare glimpse into the Oneness of God and Nature.’ ‘I am moved by this experience….’ ‘My knowledge of the spiritual realm has awoken.’ ” A subtler approach would have been more likely to engage readers.

A preachy environmental message dominates this tale of the 18th century.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT (Unpublished)
Theatre Play

The Holy Office of the Inquisition makes its initial presentation to the Christian churches in the American Southwest, and requests assistance by parishioners in reporting any activity of Heretics believed to be in the territory. This play is the reaction of the concealed cryptic Judaic community is shared as they continue secretly with their Judaic faith privately in plain view while practicing their Catholic/Christian faith in public. The Inquisition Friar then locates a mysterious play and then shares the story of the hidden remnant of the Judaic faith. The characters in the story play dual roles in this drama, sharing both simultaneously their cryptic and open personas to expose the dual personalities of both Judaic and Christian roles in life. The story comes to a climax as the real personalities of each character is revealed and the lesson learned by by the attributes of each persona is exposed.


SHARED LIVES, TWIN SUN
Historical Fiction, Spiritual, Religion Kabbalah, Native American, Hispanic, American Southwest, Religious, Hispanic, Women, Cry

A fascinating overview of the Ladino community -- Jewish people that have had to hide their religious identity (the Great Veal of Concealment)--and fit in with a heavily Catholic society in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.' The spiritual mystery and knowledge of this story will astound you: • Why the riddle -— a cryptic play -- was shared with mankind now. • How the Messiah has been requested by the cryptic Ladino community. • How La Tribunal--Bench showed the insight to the Higher Being God. • What price is to be paid by crossing the line of creation. • The Alabado La Marca—The Mark, concealed the Judaic Mark of the Covenant. • How the technology of faith works behind the dark curtain of the cosmos. • How the Portal of Light works and came to fruition.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9903739-1-9
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THE PORTAL OF LIGHT
Historic Non Fiction, Kabbalah, Spirituality and Religion, Jewish Mysticism, Jewish History, Essenes, Church

www.ThePortalLight.com In the late summer of 2011, a leather case contained two Cuadernos-Notebooks arrived for translation, the native New Mexico and Southern Colorado Alabados-psalms nuances are my specialty to make understandable into the English language. Surprisingly, the second notebook was 7,000 word mystery Play that I titled the Jornado de Exódo-Journey of Exodus, an alternate version of the Emmanuel birth as the principle story of the play. What was discovered was the concealment of a hidden journey in the play, Spanish Hebrew families as they hide their history and weave their cryptic story within the original play using secret handwritten text of society of the Hermano Penitentes and the Crypto-Judaic ancestors. The play provided concealed historical clues of the anonymous author, there history and journey lining the Sinai mountains, Sacking of the Second Temple, Rúb al Khali desert, Flavius Josefus and the Judaic Spanish Explorers homeland at the 33° latitude in New Spain. The play written in the languages of Castilian Spanish and Ladino, interwoven with both Hebrew and Aramaic words. Awoken within me was the sleuth, to disclose the unjust lives led by the anonymous authors of the Spanish Inquisition after 1492. This story was provided to me for translation, deciphering and explanation in the year 2011.

Published:
ISBN: 978-0-9903739-9-5
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