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Questions for Grace from Untraceable.
1. Can you tell us a little about your relationship with your father?
Not to sound corny but he is my hero. He is funny and sincere but most of all he makes a difference every day in this job.
2. What do you think is the most important thing he taught you?
How to take care of myself and how to respect nature.
3. The wilderness can be a frightening place. How do you deal with the dangers, and is there anything you really fear out there?
Besides creeps and bears? It’s funny – in nature I mostly afraid of weird people. Nature doesn’t scare me.
Okay, so maybe I don’t like spiders all that much - especially those nasty wolf spiders you see sunning on a rock. But I would never tell Wyn that. He would freak out if he saw one of those so I keep it to myself.
I’m not scared of Nature is the only place where I feel comfortable. It grounds me and I respect it so I think I get respect back.
4. What was the first thing that popped into your mind when you saw Mo?
Who’s this dude? And what is he doing in my woods?
5. Tell us a little about Wyn and the relationship you shared?
Hm well that’s kinda personal, don’t you think? Lets just say I’ve known Wyn my whole life and I think he’s awesome. He’s my best friend and always there for me – but mostly he makes me laugh when I don’t feel like laughing. Whether it’s with him or at him :)
6. What are the most important qualities you look for in a guy?
Well, to be honest, I don’t really go around looking for guys. They just add drama that I don’t need. But if I was choosing someone, I would say a guy who’s honest, can take care of himself, and isn’t afraid to just be a real guy - no drama included.
Someone who is not afraid of a strong girl. I’m not into playing games so most guys don’t like me.
7. When your father disappeared, was there any part of you that imagined where the journey to find him would take you?
No never. I’d heard stories but never in a million years.
8. If you could have given him a message during that time, what would you have said?
Where are you and what happened?
9. Can you tell us how you are able to stay so strong and determined?
Sometimes, I have no clue. I guess I just follow my gut, which is not always a good thing.
I credit my dad for teaching me I can do anything I want on my own. That I am strong and need to fight for what I believe in. That if you don’t care enough to fight for something, then why believe in it at all?
10. Tell us something you'd like people to know about who Grace really is.
I ask myself that question every day.
I’m just a regular girl who doesn’t mind getting dirty, loves nature, and craves MoonPies.
Untraceable by S.R. Johannes
Publisher: Coleman & Stott (November 29th, 2011)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 315 pages
Series: The Nature of Grace, book #1
16 year old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.
When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.
- 1 winner will receive a SIGNED copy of Untraceable and swag!
- You must be at least 13 to enter.
- Name and email must be provided.
- Extra entries are possible and links must be provided.
- Contest is US Only and ends December 13th.
- Once contacted, the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
- The form must be filled out to enter.
Shelli Johannes-Wells started out writing for her local school paper, winning a state Nutrition essay contest for “Be a Smart Cookie”, and singing in a local Jazz band. Somewhere along the way, she earned an MBA in Marketing and embarked on an 18-year marketing career in Corporate America working as a marketing and communications consultant.
In 2000, Shelli traded in her expensive suits, way-too high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She started her own marketing & communications business, www.bilaninc.com, and continues creating materials for a variety of large profit and nonprofit clients, including Spanx, Goody Hair Products, Chick Filet, Delta, CARE, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Shelli’s dream is to publish children’s books and magically imprint the imaginations of kids. In addition to juggling nap schedules while attending client meetings, Shelli focuses on her writing. She is a frequent marketing speaker at SCBWI conferences across the U.S and runs a popular marketing blog, Market My Words (www.faeriality.blogspot.com) where she provides marketing advice for authors in the hopes of helping them better market their words.
In her spare time (yeah right!) and if the kids allow (yeah right!), Shelli obsesses over movies, reads children’s books (over and over), wishes she could squeeze in Bikram Yoga sessions, and dreams of sleeping in on the weekends.
She currently lives in Atlanta with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess that someday will change the world.
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