Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Joelle Hubner-McLean ~ guest post and her novel Corvus and Me

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TITLE: Corvus and Me: The Indigenous Spirit
AUTHOR: Joëlle Hübner-McLean
ISBN: 978-1974026548
IMPRINT: Howling Wolf
 CATEGORIES: Middle Grade/Fantasy/Adventure/Young Adult

KEYWORDS: Loyalty, Friendship, Trust, Determination, Bravery, Inspiration, Beauty

The route to true distinction is Janine’s primary concern to combat the terror she has to solve within her soul.

The forest is in danger and Janine the main character with her dearest friends, Corvus and Right Whisper are out there once again attempting to save parts of the dying woods which she loves so much from the evil phantom Faeran.  With effort and danger from deadly creatures Janine faces, her life threatened increases in both her world and the world she is struggling to conserve with her companions.  Along with her journey, she will encounter an important individual she did not anticipate, but will she be able to cope with disastrous consequences or will her integrity become her true light.

Guest Post
The book Corvus and Me: The Indigenous Spirit is centered on the main character, Janine, who is trying to establish an identity among her peers with the help of a crow as her mentor, Corvus. Of course, being a foreigner and of a French and German descent during the 1950s, illustrates how a little girl overcomes her state of loneliness and the bullying of others due to the post-war issues. Her love for nature is quite sincere, and whenever she has a chance to escape from the wrath of society, Janine heads to the world of peace and harmony in the great outdoors. It is a thrilling and adventurous collaboration of characters and places where the imagination of a new dimension is needed in order to explore. The book gives the main character Janine, a chance to prove to herself that she is worthy and significant to a world outside of her own. Even though she must face the fact that fear is her enemy, she must overcome her challenges through the support of her new found friends in the story. The idea here is to tune in what children face day to day of their lives and try to maintain the importance of that fact where kids can relate.

Hübner-McLean tends to create more stories for the Corvus and Me series about nature and its wonders, and hopes that the market about a youth book will inspire children to cherish the beauty that this earth has to offer: just like she did. She also hopes to expand into the deepest reaches and riches of imagination and self-expression because it will give children a wider scope of what life can bestow upon an individual. Starting as a businesswoman in retail at an early age and then a teacher was a path that enhanced Joëlle’s knowledge and experience in the field of helping and molding youngster’s minds. Therefore, when young people read a book, Hübner-McLean wants them to be part of the story; a method that Hübner-McLean has adopted into her writing style.

Joëlle Hübner-McLean was born in Nancy, France and landed as an immigrant with her parents at Pier 21 Nova Scotia, Canada in the 50’s.  Married to a wonderful man, with 2 sons and two grandsons, she holds her life with her family dear to her heart.  She graduated from Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario in Cultural/Native Studies with a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in 2002; Bachelor of Education from York University, Toronto, Ontario in 2003 and Additional qualifications as a Special Education, Specialist in 2007. 

Hübner-McLean enjoys music, gardening, animals and birds, walking in the woods and boating.  Her passion is writing plays, non-fiction and fiction stories and historical issues.  Presently, lives in the outskirts of Perth, Ontario and retired from teaching from the York Region District School Board teaching Secondary level students grade 9-12 Learning Strategies, History, Geography and Applied English.

 March 14/13 she was on Rogers TVO/Daytime in Ottawa to promote this book and its up-coming series as well. As a published author for a local newspaper, Coaststar in St. Augustine, Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland and Ottawa; published author for the website, www.wildviolet.net/birthday_blue/leon.html or on her website: www.corvusandme.com. She was also recognized by the Women’s Status of Canada in 2002 due to the above journal. Recognized member of Worldwide Who's Who Branding. Part of the Writer's Festival of Ottawa, August 23, 2014. Now member of the Retired Women of Teaching of Ontario (RWTO) 2015.

Joëlle now retired was a Secondary teacher in Special Education and English so that she could give her students a chance to express themselves and create their own identity.  For she knew how to tune in what children face day to day of their lives and tries to maintain the importance of that fact in her stories where kids can relate.  Even though Hübner-McLean’s book is geared for young adults, its reminiscent prose and settings would appeal to the older audience as well.


AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074JZRZ4B
AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074JZRZ4B
AMAZON CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B074JZRZ4B
BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/corvus-and-me-jo-lle-h-bner-mclean/1126950727?ean=9781974026548
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