When Triana Hohn was given the assignment to write a short story along with the rest of her Grade 6 Language Arts class, she went home and began writing.
And writing, and writing and writing!
And, somehow with all the writing combined with the vivid imagination of the 11-year-old girl and her natural literary talent, what started out as a short story blossomed into the full sized fantasy adventure novel, Tracked.
Triana’s mom, Darla was going to make a copy of the story for her daughter to have as a keepsake, but somehow one single book turned into several as more and more people wanted copies and the book caught on like wildfire.
The self-published book is now available on the shelves at Chapters in Red Deer on a six-month consignment trial and the author, herself will be at the store this Saturday, Oct. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. for a book signing.
Hohn, now 14 years-old and in Grade 9 at Rimbey Junior/Senior High School loves to write and is quite happy in her room with the door closed, spending hours creating and re-creating the characters and plot which help weave a tale of mystery and intrigue.
She does, however, still find time to participate in sports and enjoys basketball, soccer, badminton and riding horses. She also loves to read, and is an avid fan of the Harry Potter series.
‘Tracked’ is a fantasy adventure novel that follows the story of two teens, both orphaned, who have been forced on the run from a magician who rules over their land like a tyrant.
The teens meet in unlikely circumstances and embark on a daring journey where they are forced to deal with monsters, magic, and enemies of all sorts.
As well as at Chapters ‘Tracked’ can be purchased on line through Lulu Publishing. It is also available at the elementary school’s library.
Check out Triana’s website at www.trianahohn.com