P. R. Garcia
P. R. Garcia was born during the winter of 1951 in Monroe County, Michigan, the youngest of three children, to Carl and Vi Labardee. She graduated from Saint Mary’s Academy and attended Western Michigan University, where she majored in zoology. After college, she worked as a civil servant for the Department of Human Services in both Monroe and Washtenaw Counties, from which she retired after thirty-one years. During this time, she was an award-winning basket-weaver, carrying on the tradition of her maternal grandmother, Margaret Dark Feather Jacobs. She was a well-known face at area craft shows.
In 2008, she moved to southern California and became a volunteer at the Birch Aquarium of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a guide on the Gray whale touring boats. The following year she joined the Whalers, a dedicated group of volunteers from the San Diego Natural History Museum whose love of the Pacific cetaceans and other marine life matched her own. As a guide on the Hornblower and Flagship whale-watching boats for the Gray and Blue whale seasons, she introduced people from around the world to the wonders of the world of the Pacific cetaceans.
In 2012, at the age of sixty-one, she got the crazy idea of writing a novel. Sitting down at her computer, hoping to write just one book, she began to write the Europa Saga. In just four short years, that one book became ten. Spanning over nine thousand years, it is perhaps the only five-generational Science Fiction epic story ever written. She combined her knowledge and love of ocean mammals and science fiction, astronomers’ belief that life exists in the oceans beneath the ice shield of Europa (Jupiter’s ice moon) and the legend of Atlantis to create a new trilogy of an alien race (the Oonocks) who migrated from Europa to settle in our deep oceans. Using legends and known ancient landmarks from Earth’s past, she wove a story of intrigue, mystery, betrayal, magic and adventure. Her books offer alternative theories for Puma Punku, the Nazca Lines, the Costa Rica spheres and much more. In 2014, Ms. Garcia added three more books to the line, continuing the story. Then, in 2015, appalled by the amount of trash being dumped into our oceans and the devastation it caused marine life, she decided to so something and added three more books. This time Prince Enok, Queen Europa’s son, fought the problems facing our world today - global warming, deforestation, water and air pollution, species extinction, plastic contamination and corporate greed. In 2016, Ms. Garcia became an international bestseller and moved back to Monroe County. She extended the story line to Prince Enok’s twin daughters. Their story takes place on Mars, where they learn a secret the red planet has been hiding for thousands of years. The tenth book of the Europa Saga will be available in Spring, 2017.
When she’s not writing, Ms. Garcia spends her time knitting and crocheting, something she has been doing for fifty-five years.
In January, 2016, Book One (EUROPA Awakenings) was awarded the five-star Reader’s Favorite Award. In March, 2016, it was ranked number one in Amazon’s eBook category Romance/SciFi and number two in category Adventure Sci-Fi. Ms. Garcia offers the first book as a free downloadable eBook on Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/633078. The free eBook is also available at Barnes & Noble, iBook and Kobo. The printed versions of her books are available at Amazon and other fine book stores. For more information on Ms. Garcia or her books, visit her website at http://www.prgarcia1.com.
She loves corresponding with sci-fi fans and is always available to answer questions for upcoming authors. And she proudly declares “You’re never too old to try something new. I did it. So can you.”