Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joelle Hubner-McLean ~ 2nd guest appearance 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 present day conditions at home have a tendency to keep young people with tight schedules, more importance to academics than extra-curricular activities, and less time for group activities and so on. When they are isolated, they lack social skills and miss good friendships. It wasn’t hard becoming a story-teller during the 50s due to the fact that Perth’s author Joëlle Hübner-McLean’s household did not have a television until the late 1960s. Because Hübner-McLean was inspired by the natural order and beauty of things, which she admired often while walking in the small woods near her house in Whitby, Ontario, she says that her sister would have to put up with the various stories that she told during every bedtime when they were growing up in the country. Hübner-McLean would also make up stories about anything and everything just to keep her imagination alive and magical. Her novel, Corvus and Me: The Indigenous Spirit illustrates the courage and mystical events that are important in both life and in the realm of the fantastic. The book, is the third of a series that Hübner-McLean is continuing to write. In the book Corvus and Me:The Indigenous Spirit illustrates the importance of how a little girl overcomes her state of loneliness and partakes a lead role as a heroin in the lives of another dimension. It is a thrilling and adventurous collaboration of characters and places where only your imagination has a right to explore. In this book it gives the main character that chance to prove herself that she is worthy and significant to a world outside of hers. Even though she must face the fact that fear is her enemy, she must overcome her challenges through the support of her friends she is accustomed to in the story. Loneliness can damage a child’s personality and stunt their communication skills and this is where the main character of the story demonstrates the importance of social values which presently is disappearing in children’s lives. This must all change so that our future youngsters don’t become robots of their own demise.

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, or on her website: 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.



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