This week my guest is the wonderful, Eileen Schuh from Canada and we are doing something a little special with our Blogs.
Today, Eileen will be sitting here on my Blog, on the sunny island of Lanzarote, sipping bubbly whilst relaxing on a sun lounger at the side of the pool waiting to chat with you. So where am I you ask? I'll be over at Eileen's Blog in Canada, where I hope to spot a bear or two and eat fresh fish I manage to catch myself in a lake nearby.
Seriously, my guest this week is not only a great author, but an amazing adventurer. Please take a few moments to read about this wonderful person and have a chat with her.
By Grade 2, I knew what a lorry (truck), a lift (elevator), a flat (apartment), and a boot (trunk of a car) were! Of course Shakespeare and Charles Dickens eventually made their way into our lives, as well.
Canadians often forget that their home land is ‘foreign and intriguing’ to others. Compared to Europe, “the States” and tropical islands, we figure Canada hasn’t got much of interest except perhaps, hockey.
However, my daughter played for me an interview with her grandfather that she taped for a university project. She asked him about his experiences when he immigrated to Canada from Europe. Why did he choose Canada?
“For adventure!” he declared. Back then, on the posters and in the newspaper ads that promoted immigration, Canada wasn’t marketed to Europeans for its economic opportunities, nor its freedoms, nor its vast open spaces—but as a land of great adventure!
Yes, I do live an adventuresome life, compared to those who inhabit the huge cities of the world. I’ve seen bears, shot grouse, cooked deer. I’ve fished icy lakes and climbed in the Rockies. I’ve ridden horses, rounded up cattle, and sat around many a campfire while loons cackled and geese honked. I’ve survived blizzards and felt the warm kiss of a Chinook.
My adventures pale, however, when it comes to the adventures my young heroine undertakes in my novel THE TRAZ. Against the vast and exciting setting of Canada’s prairies, THE TRAZ, a newly released YA novel, is as daring, raw, and spirited as the young heroine.
It’s exhilarating entertainment but it also contains a vital message for those on the cusp of maturity and for the adults who guide them. It addresses head-on the issues behind juvenile delinquency and exposes the adults who exploit these troubled teens.
What is the captivating story through which these life-lessons flow?
Katrina is thirteen, wealthy, grieving, and alone. But she is more than that. She's intelligent, beautiful, and intrigued by the dangers of street life.
Shrug's a giant of a man with a voice of thunder and eyes of granite. He has tattoos, The Traz gang patch, and a motorbike. When he asks Katrina if she wants a ride, she makes a decision that will change her life forever.
Katrina quickly discovers the violent side of life on The Traz compound. However, there is no way for her to escape until she meets Chad—an undercover cop with rich brown eyes, a gentle chuckle, and a plan to rescue Katrina from the clutches of the gang. However, there's a problem.
Somebody is keeping dangerous secrets from them both.
WARNING: if you watch this video promo, you'll want to buy the book!
"TheTraz" Book Trailer
To purchase or sample THE TRAZ visit:
I invite you to become a part of my virtual family. Visit me at http://www.eileenschuh.com/
I’m also easy to find on facebook and twitter.
My other book, SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT, a sci-fi novella, will be released August 2011 by WolfSinger Publications in eBook and print formats.
Courage to you all! May you have many great adventures