Congratulations on the release of Wilderness Warriors. Please tell us more about it.
About the book:
"Busted and Banished"
Thirteen-year-old Tyler and his twelve-year-old sister Caitlin think being suspended from school for violating rules is no big deal . . . until a friend rats Ty out about a serious incident of vandalism and the police show up at the Clarks’ front door.
The worst is yet to come. Ty and Cat’s parents yank them out of their comfortable home and move to the wilds of eastern Oregon. No electricity. No running water. No TV. No Facebook. No Twitter or I-Pods. Just months of hard work, homeschooling, scary noises in the night, and no one else for miles around.
Storms rage inside and outside the isolated log cabin. Will the need to survive the threat of tragedy reunite the broken family?
What was the inspiration for this book?
Colleen: Some time ago I worked with a man whose kids had gotten out of control. He took a leave of absence, yanked them out of school, and he and his wife moved them to eastern Oregon for a year of primitive living. Wilderness Warrior is based on their experiences.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
Colleen: When Tyler faces the consequences of his rebellion and realizes his actions have put his father in terrible danger.
Is this your first published book?
Colleen: No. I have 140+ “Books You Can Trust,” with six milliion copies sold.
We’d love to hear more about you.
Colleen: I was born and raised near the little logging town of Darrington, Washington, in the Cascade Mountains. We had no electricity or running water. I learned to read by kerosene lamplight—and hated going to the outhouse in winter!
I loved to read and decided to someday write a book. That “someday” book has grown to over 140 titles, with six million copies sold. My stories rely on what I learned from growing up in a home filled with love for God and family.
Many are for children, tweens, and young adults, including several from Guardian Angel Publishing:
God Loves You Whoever You Are, co-authored by niece, Julie Reece-DeMarco, with whom Colleen has co-authored more than a dozen titles.
Tween historical (WW2 era)
Last Page in the Diary
Coming soon from GAP
Nine Tail-Kitten, picture book
Wilderness Warriors is based on a real family who did what the Clarks do in the story. It also includes some of my own experiences.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Wilderness Warriors events?
Follow the GAP site or just type Colleen L. Reece into a computer. There is a lot of material out there on me.