Shut Up and Drive
Coming of Age, Contemporary
teen, one cranky old man and the open road. What could go wrong?
old Wil Carter can think of more than a fistful of things heâ€™d
rather do than go on a road trip with his ninety-five year old
grandfather. But when Gramps Wilf barks an order, you listen or get
an earful of grief.
lost his parents in a horrible car accident when he was five. Gramps
has been the only parent he has ever known. Now that heâ€™s ready to
go off to college, the old man says he has things Wil needs to learn
to be the man heâ€™s supposed to be. But the trip turns out to be
more than he bargains for.
their week-long road trip across the Canadian Prairies, Wil not only
learns tidbits about his own life, but realizes the grandfather he
thought he knew has mysteries of his own. With each stop they make, a
new layer of emotional truth is revealedâ€¦for each of them.
Gramps teach Wil what he needs to know before the journey ends? And
is Wil strong enough to hear it?
LAIRD â€“ is a psychology/criminology major, freelance writer and
author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, Ryan, three
daughters [Jaimie (fourteen), Jordhan (twelve), and Sophie (eight)]
and baby boy, Xander (ten). Her passion is helping children and
families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, mental and
emotional disorders and other special needs.
find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational,
Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States,
Australia, and Britain. In addition, sheâ€™s authored an
award-winning childrenâ€™s book (Iâ€™m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two
memoirs (the multi award-winning, Not Just Spirited: A Momâ€™s
Sensational Journey With SPD and White Elephants), a Young Adult
novella (Blackbird Flies), an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync),
a Young Adult Suspense/Paranormal (Dark Water) and a contemporary New
Adult novel (Just Shut Up and Drive,). She is presently working on a
sequel to Not Just Spirited as well as the next book in the Dark
Water series. Stayed tuned as Chynna has several Works-In-Progress on