It’s a pleasure to have fantasy author Sharon Ledwith in the character column lounge today. Right beside her is Treena Mui, from Sharon’s YA time travel series, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis. Let’s meet Treena!
When fantasy author Joanna Fay was casting her line out to hook any authors interested in doing a post about their favorite character, I was flabbergasted. Really? That’s like asking who your favorite child is! So this question got me thinking—if I had to pick one fav character, who would I choose? I decided to take Joanna’s bait just as the answer hit me—Treena Mui.
Treena is the pudgy 14-year-old Chinese drama queen from my ebook The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, who wants to be an award-winning actress when she grows up. She’s introduced in the first book in my middle-grade/young adult time travel a series, so you’ll be seeing a lot more of Treena in years to come. In fact, the fourth book in the series will be in her point-of-view.
I think what connects me to Treena is that she’s a lot like me humor-wise. Treena is great with the comebacks, and she’s a natural when it comes to one-liners and puns. That was me as a teen, so I guess I relate to her warped sense of humor. I love to hear laughter, and Treena manages to get the laughs. She’s a cheerful character, who motivates the rest of the Timekeepers by using stolen lines from her favorite movies, or acting out scenes when the going gets tough.
The premise of the whole series goes like this: Treena, her four grade eight classmates, and two offbeat adults get pulled into an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis by a mysterious Atlantean Magus named Lilith. They are chosen to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers handpicked by destiny to keep Earth’s history safe from an evil force known as Belial. But there’s one big problem for the Timekeepers: no matter what has happened in history—good or bad—they aren’t supposed to mess with the past. Yeah, that can get a little complicated, especially when the kids can’t use any of their modern gadgets like cell phones or tablets in the past. Each character must rely on their unique talents and gifts to solve the clues given in a written mission to get them back home in one piece.
If you’re interested in traveling back in time with Treena, and the rest of the Last Timekeeper crew, please check out some sample chapters HERE. Connect with Treena Mui on The Last Timekeepers Time-Travel Series FACEBOOK page. And, if you like what you see, take Treena Mui HOME with you.
Treena sounds like a great character, Sharon, vivid, lively…and comedic relief is an endearing quality! Thanks to both of you for stopping by today.
Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, available through Musa Publishing. Her debut novel, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, is the first in the series. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.