Thirteen-year-old Katrina is desperate for an adventure, something to numb her pain and loneliness. When Shrug, a giant biker from The Traz gang, asks if she wants a ride, she makes a reckless, life-changing decision.
Vulnerable and grieving, Katrina becomes a target for the gang’s abuse—and there’s no way to escape. Until she meets Chad, an undercover cop with rich brown eyes, a gentle chuckle and a plan to rescue her.
Only one problem. Someone is keeping dangerous secrets from them both.
“A compelling read that will keep you turning pages.” —The Kindle Book Review
“An intriguing read…exciting.” —Amber Hayward, author of the Children of the Panther trilogy
“I finished “The Traz” and absolutely LOVED it.” —Jim Brown, international novelist
“Fast paced action and realistic dialogue reveals the underlying message about the dangers of alcohol, drugs and gangs.” —Aaron A. Lehman, author of the Mystery on Dog Island trilogy
“A fast-paced story…a thought-provoking venture into modern-day lifestyles and morals.” —Donna Carrick , author of The First Excellence
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Book Price: .99 cents 1 February – 28 February 2013
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This novel includes a list of international resources for readers wanting help with, or more information on the social issues explored in THE TRAZ, such as gangs, depression, illicit drug use, addictions, swearing, etc.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Polish your novel. Use powerful words and phrasing. Pick a target readership.
Eileen Schuh is the author of THE TRAZ and FATAL ERROR (the first two books in the young adult BackTracker series), and SCHRÖDINGER’S CAT–a sci-fi novella.
Eileen lives with her husband in the remote northern boreal forests of Alberta, Canada. Drawing inspiration from the wilderness, she creates entire universes populated with fascinating characters doing intriguing things.
Eileen recently retired from a life of careers that varied from 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 ones.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Criminal gangs recruiting children as young as 9 into their violent lifestyle inspired me to promote this book to at-risk adolescents and the adults in their lives.