About the author

Eileen Lucas (Muise)

<p><br/> </p><p><strong>Eileen Lucas (nee: Muise) was born and raised in a small town of St. George&#8217;s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She came from a family of eighteen brothers and sisters, so writing stories was a great pastime for her and she never seemed to run out of topics. She is a contributing author in eight books published with Griffin House Publishing, and has short stories in both Woman&#8217;s World magazine, the Northword Literary magazine in Fort McMurray, Canada and a few short stories in her brother Victor James Muise&#8217; book called, &#8220;Cultural Recall&#8221; Oral Stories Told by Mi&#8217;kmaq L&#8217;nu {People} of Newfoundland, Volume 2.&#160;</strong></p><p/><p><strong>Eileen also enjoys writing children&#8217;s stories about sensitive issues such as poverty, child abuse, bullying and grief and loss. She is of Mi'kmaq First Nations ancestry and loves to share her culture and heritage with children and adults. In 2016 she won a National award for Language, Culture and Traditions with the Indspire Indigenous awards, which represents the highest honor Indigenous communities bestow upon its own people. Eileen has worked most of her life in elementary schools as both a teacher&#160; and counselor. She has earned a degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Education in Primary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education, and a Masters degree in Advanced Professional Studies.</strong></p><p/><p><strong>Eileen also loves to write and record songs, she plays the guitar, Indigenous flute and the Indigenous hand drum. She loves teaching children to play the drums. If she manages to get a bit of free time she spends it in nature, gardening, or with her grandchildren. She somehow sneaks in some time to make Indigenous crafts. </strong></p>