ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ehi Ike, is a 15 years old freshman at St. George’s Independent School and author of the book Taken Away. She loves to read and write. Ehi has been writing ever since she was old enough to put pen to paper. She began writing short stories in elementary school but had trouble completing a project because she was continually coming up with new story ideas. It wasn’t until the eighth grade, when history teacher Traci Erlandson taught a lesson about the Trail of Tears and the forcible removal of Cherokee Indians from their homeland in 1838, that Ike determined the storyline for her recently published novel, “Taken Away.”
Ehi started writing Taken Away when she was 13 years old and in 8th grade. She sat down during the winter holiday break to write the fast-paced thriller about a 14-year-old girl snatched from her home by government officials after Congress passed a law forbidding children from lower-income families to live with their parents.She finished it in about 2 months while going to school.
Once she finished it, she decided to send the manuscript to a publishing company without telling her parents at first. Ike, with no agent and no clue about how to go about publishing her 170-page novel, researched the process online and sent her story to Tate Publishing. A short time later, her father received an email stating that Tate Publishing was happy to accept her manuscript, and the editing process began.
Her favorite books in early elementary school were the Junie B. Jones series. One time she wrote a book on paper called The Colorful Fish but stapled it wrong. As she got in higher grades, her teachers started making her write short stories. She loved writing short stories and reading books by Meg Cabot and J.K. Rowling. She knew she wanted to be an author since she was in elementary school. Now, at age 14, her book is published. She plans to write a sequel to Taken Away and many others in the future.
Ehi’s book is published through Tate Publishing, a mainline publishing house dedicated to working with aspiring authors and giving their book its best chance in the marketplace. If you’ve ever thought about publishing a book, you should visit http://www.tatepublishing.com. Taken Away is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Teens who love a good suspenseful adventure won’t be able to stop turning the pages as they walk with Mimi and her new companions through the uninhabited wilderness.
Ehis book can be found in the following bookstores.
Tate Publishing Bookstore
Barnes & Noble Bookstore