From the Author
Writing Exploring Atlantic Canada
was very important to me. When I was younger, my Nana gave me Emily of New Moon book as a present. I wanted to learn more and read the rest of the trilogy. Next, I asked for a globe so I could know where PEI was located in relation to my home.
It felt like a world away, but reading L.M. Montgomery's words made the island come alive. I felt like I was there. Time passed and life happens as I grew older. When I reached my thirties, I read a book that highlighted Cape Breton Island and the vibrant fiddle tradition. It was time to plan a trip, and it grew from there.
I can't underestimate how much it meant to read as a child. Literacy is crucial. Read to children if you can, it inspires their creativity and imagination. Please give a book to a child. You never know where it might lead.
About the Author
Marie Schaeller is an author, artist, fiddle player, and avid book reader. She has worked as a bartender, warehouse worker, silk-screener, and skateboard shop owner. Marie lives, writes, and reads in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Music and history inspire most of her travels, and Marie loves going to see the Dropkick Murphys at different venues each year.Marie is usually found with her nose in a book or writing something down. She wrote her first book, Breaking the Chains of Silence, hoping to raise awareness of child sexual abuse in our communities and what we can do about it. Exploring Atlantic Canada, was written to inspire others to travel and experience local culture. Marie loves a great road trip, busker musicians in the subway, the sound of waves crashing on the shoreline, and pepperoni pizza with extra banana peppers on top. You can find more Marie Schaeller on Facebook and Twitter.