Entries by Eileen Schuh (7)


Schuh announces 2-book deal with Imajin Books

(Free-Press-Release.com) January 27, 2012 -- St. Paul, Alberta author, Eileen Schuh, announced yesterday she signed a 2-book deal with Edmonton publisher, Imajin Books. “The contracts are signed and the advances are in the bank,” Schuh says.

Just last year Schuh launched her quantum science fiction novella, Schrödinger’s Cat as well as her debut novel, The Traz—which is the first novel in her multi-book BackTracker series.

Imajin Books picked up the publishing rights to the sequel of The Traz as well as the rights to release a second edition of The Traz ebook.

“It is wonderful to have a publisher get behind this series,” says Schuh. She admits she enjoyed seeing The Traz through to publication on her own but anticipates that collaborating with Imajin Books will get her better exposure to the national and international marketplace and increase her online sales. "I'm also looking forward to the finesse and polish that a good publisher's expertise bestows on a book," she says.

Schuh is flattered that Imajin Books approached her and signed on for the sequel to The Traz before she'd even finished it. "That means they have no doubts about my story-telling abilities," she says. "When an experienced and successful publisher believes your novels are potential money-makers, it’s a real confidence booster."

The second ebook edition of The Traz will be released under the Imajin banner this spring while the sequel to The Traz will be launched in late summer or fall.

The Traz is a novel about a 13 year old girl who falls in with a biker gang. In December, Corrections Canada invited Schuh to use her book to reach out to at-risk youngsters at the North Slave Young Offenders Facility in Yellowknife. She also presented to children at the SideDoor Youth Center in Yellowknife and will visit students at the St. Paul Alternate Education Centre in February.

As well, she will be speaking at the Literacy Day celebrations in the St. Paul MultiPurpose Room behind the library this Saturday, 28 January 2012 at 12:30 pm. Throughout the event, she will also be signing and selling her books.

In St. Paul, you can purchase both The Traz and Schrödinger’s Cat at the CoOp Gas Bar, Value Drug Mart, and at the Curling Club. They are also available in both ebook and print formats from all fine online bookstores. If people can't find the books on the shelves of their local bookstore, they can ask to have them ordered in.

For more information or for an interview, please contact:

Eileen Schuh
ph: 780-645-7890

Imajin Books
Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Publisher



"The Traz" touches the lives of teens

4th January... Eileen Schuh's novel The Traz is reaching into the lives of at-risk teens throughout Northern and Western Canada. Last month,  Schuh used her novel to teach the importance of decision-making to at-risk youngsters at the North Slave Young Offenders Facility and the SideDoor Youth Centre in Yellowknife, North West Territories.  She is preparing a similar presentation for students enrolled in the St. Paul Alternate Education Centre (SPAEC) in her home town of St. Paul, Alberta.  

"In mid-January I'll be speaking to the SPAEC youth about taking control of their lives, making good decisions, and seeking out the resources and information they need to create and attain their dreams," says Schuh.  "All of us need to feel empowered and sometimes just having someone tell us we 'can' is enough to encourage us to take that leap of faith in ourselves."

The Traz is a novel about 13-year old Katrina who choses to ride for a year with a biker gang--a decision that will forever haunt her.


Schuh will also be presenting at Literacy Day Celebrations at 12:30 pm Saturday, 28 January 2012 in the Multi-Purpose Room in St. Paul.  Enjoy a free lunch and hear her speak about literacy, her books, and her life as an author.  In addition to speaking, she will be on hand from 11 am to 2 pm to autograph/sell her books.


Author visits with young offenders

NewsBlaze published an article about my recent Yellowknife book tour. http://newsblaze.com/story/2011120600040200017.tf/topstory.html



The Traz

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.

St. Paul, AB 16 May 2011– Eileen Schuh’s THE TRAZ is a novel that addresses head-on the issues behind juvenile delinquency and exposes the adults who exploit these troubled teens.

 "The girl was 12,” the headline says, “when she killed her parents and younger brother in their Medicine Hat, Alta. home..."

Perhaps even more troubling is this headline: "Imani Nakpangi was sentenced to five years in jail for forcing the girls, 14 and 15 years of age, into prostitution..." 

"A 14-year-old boy was charged,” reads another, “when a would-be pot buyer is slashed with a meat cleaver..." 

And more recently, "17-year-old pleads guilty to drug charges in deaths of two teens...." 

Schuh’s young readers, however, do not have to face these complicated and unsettling issues alone.  THE TRAZ is released with a Teaching Guide to give youngsters, parents, educators, law enforcers, and other community leaders an opportunity to discuss and explore the darkness that at-risk teens are both facing and fleeing.

 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.

 THE TRAZ is netting superlative reviews from some of Canada’s top authors.

"Raw and emotional with fast-paced, gripping tension, The Traz is a must-read for 'tweens, teens and parents."--Cheryl Kaye Tardif, bestselling author of Children of the Fog 

"Schuh creates complex characters and raw dialogue. This is a fast paced novel where redemption is found on the saddle of a Harley."--Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane mysteries

 THE TRAZ: available soon as an eBook on Amazon and Smashwords.

WARNING: if you watch this video promo, you'll want to buy the book! "TheTraz" Book Trailer http://t.co/5XiVL6Hvia @youtube


For an excerpt of THE TRAZ visit http://www.eileenschuh.com/the-traz 

Become a part of Schuh's virtual family. Visit her at http://www.eileenschuh.com  or http://eileenschuh.blogspot.com  



Eileen Schuh is also the author of SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT, a sci-fi novella. Release date: August 2011 by WolfSinger Publications in eBook and print formats. THE TRAZ is her first published book in The BackTracker series.

Born in Tofield, Alberta and with ties to Edmonton and Strathcona County, Eileen Schuh now lives with her husband in the remote northern boreal forests of Alberta, Canada.

Schuh recently retired from a life of careers that varied from psychiatric nurse to journalist to editor to business woman. 

She remains active in her adopted community of St. Paul and basks in the love and loyalty of an entire flotilla of family, friends and fans—virtual, imaginary, and real.

 For more information about THE TRAZ and the author, or to request an interview: eileenschuh@yahoo.com


Accepted for Publication...

I have signed a publishing contract with Wolfsinger Publications .  "Schrödinger’s Cat", a psychological crime thriller that spans two universes, will be released in print and ebook format in 2011.