Meet Tracey McLeod-Stecy, author of The Stone Guardian
August 29, 2012
You’re invited to meet Tracey McLeod-Stecy, author of The Stone Guardian, at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on Friday, August 31st between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tracey will be at Red River News on the Departures level (pre-security) from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and at The Exchange News & Gifts (post-security) from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Tracey would be pleased to sign your copy.
Fifth graders Lizzie and Zach love playing hockey, being outside, and climbing the rocks at Raven Park. When they get to spend the whole day at the park, the two friends can barely subdue their excitement. This sunny day will be different from the others, though, as Lizzie and Zach come face-to-face with the mysterious park guardians - the stone people.
The kids can't be sure about the stone people. Are they friends or foes? Do they mean to harm, or are they there to protect the park and all those who enter? Lizzie and Zach decide to answer these questions by using their imagination, and soon they travel to far-off places and take on big adventures, all in a world of their own creation. When Lizzie begins to feel sick, though, it's hard to trust the stone people.
Lizzie's condition worsens, even best friend Zach can't imagine this illness away, and her parents come to realize she has juvenile diabetes. The stone people grow bigger and bigger, and possibly more sinister. Or maybe not. Maybe the stone people aren't sinister at all. Maybe they're preparing for battle as Lizzie's personal guardians to help her confront this new illness.
Tracey McLeod-Stecy lives with her son, daughter, and husband in Winnipeg, Canada. Her daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in 2009 at the age of nine. Tracey spends her free time writing, and playing baseball and hockey with her kids. Tracey and Sarah volunteer their time with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Association. They will be at the CDA walk on September 3rd.