Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are pleased to welcome writers Teresita "Angela" Terga and Clay Gilbert.
|Teresita "Angela" Terga|
Teresita “Angela” Terga was born in Manzanillo, Cuba. She came to America with her family as a child of 9, during the Cuban freedom flights and later relocated for a brief time to Venezuela. Upon her return to the US, she has taught at K-12 schools and colleges throughout South Florida. In 2012, she founded TAT Productions LLC at htttp://www.angelaterga.com and regularly blogs on her Wordpress site, A Woman in film, https://angelaterga.wordpress.com/, her goal is to produce “Hybrid” TV series based on Utopia. You may watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KywKH4rlhxs.
Hybrid is a neo Eve who becomes the hero for the underdog in the cities of the modern world before the ecotomb. Taharai and her friends, a prostitute, a heroin addict, and an international thief, are the League of the World, who will battle eco destruction and the abuse of power in any form. In the pilot, we learn about Taharai and meet her friends through a future storyteller after the modern world has ended. In this futuristic neosociety, survivors of the ecotomb follow the principles of Shambhala in which there is no religion, no god, no authority, no rules, just compassion and love. That’s why they call themselves the Shambhalans.
Clay Gilbert has been hearing the voices of aliens, vampires, and people from the future since about the age of four. It wasn't long before he started to think taking notes on what they said might be a good idea. This has led him many places—through the halls and classrooms of many schools, where he's been both in front of the teacher's desk and behind it, himself—to presenter's podiums at conventions, and, most often, to the comfortable chair behind his writing desk at home, where he uses his Dell computer as both a beacon and a translator for the voices that still find their way through from countless worlds and planes of existence. Mr. Gilbert’s work in various genres has been in print since his first short science fiction story, “The Computer Conspiracy,” was published in Scholastic magazine when he was just thirteen. He holds an M.A. in English literature from Auburn University, and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the University of Souh Carolina. Clay is the author of the science fiction series "Children of Evohe," which currently comprises three volumes: Annah, Annah and the Exiles, and Annah and the Gates of Grace. He has also published a young-adult science fiction novel, Eternity, as well as a vampire novel, Dark Road to Paradise. His current projects include Cassie’s Song, a sequel to Dark Road to Paradise, and a stand-alone urban fantasy novel called The Kind. He has also served as the Chief Editor for PDMI Publishing, and has been a member of the volunteer staff for DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia for the past decade, where he has frequently appeared on panels with Dark Moon Press founder and CEO Eric Vernor. Mr. Gilbert’s works are currently published by Dark Moon Press. Mr. Gilbert lives and works in Knoxville, TN. His author blog can be found at https://portalsandpathways.wordpress.com/, and the official website for his "Children of Evohe" novels resides at https://childrenofevohe.com/
Annah and the Exiles
Annah and the Gates of Grace
Website (Children of Evohe)
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