Media Kit for Exploring Atlantic Canada

Exploring Atlantic Canada: A 2-Week Travel Memoir of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia by Marie Schaeller

Release date:  February 26, 2017 on Amazon


Twitter:  @MarieSchaeller

Instagram:  @marieschaeller

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Readers:, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Media Queries:, please put the word Canada in the subject line.

Potential Interview Topics

  • The power of reading as a child and where it led me, specifically L.M. Montgomery's books.
  • Visiting Atlantic Canada.
  • Traveling as a solo introvert.
  • Meeting locals and fellow travelers.
  • The power of a ceilidh.

Book Description

Quick Version:  

Experience the stunning natural beauty, vibrant music scene, delicious food, and rich local history that Atlantic Canada has to offer.

Full Description:

Interested in visiting Atlantic Canada but haven't quite gotten there, yet?  Or, are you thinking of going on your first solo adventure?

Exploring Atlantic Canada was inspired by a solo trip the author took to drive around the Canadian Eastern Maritimes, experiencing the stunning natural beauty, vibrant music scene, delicious food, and rich local history.

A few stops along the way include: 

  • Crossing the US/ Canadian border
  • Hopewell Flowerpot Rocks and the Fundy tides
  • L.M. Montgomery's inspiration for Green Gables
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Cape Breton Ceilidhs
  • Cabot Trail
  • Fortress of Louisbourg
  • Glenora Distillery
  • Halifax Explosion memorial sites
  • Final resting place of the Titanic victims 
  • and more.

In this book, you will learn how to prepare and plan for your own trip, as well as the people and places the author experienced along the way.  Included are helpful links, tips, photographs, and maps; in the hopes of inspiring your own trip to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.


Author Bio


Short Bio:

Marie Schaeller is an author, artist, fiddle player, and avid book reader. She has worked as a bartender, warehouse worker, silk-screener, and skateboard shop owner. Marie lives, writes, and reads in the coal region of Pennsylvania. Music and history inspire most of her travels, and Marie loves going to see the Dropkick Murphys at different venues each year.

Full Bio:

Marie is an author, artist, fiddle player, and avid book reader from the coal region of eastern Pennsylvania.  Exploring Atlantic Canada is her second published book, after her debut Breaking the Chains of Silence.  

Continuing to advocate for survivors, Marie hopes to open up the statute of limitations to make sure survivors have their day in court.  Preventative measures in place to keep children safe only work if victims and survivors of child sexual abuse are able to press charges and come forward.

Music and history inspire most of her travels, and there are many more locations to visit on her list.  Travel is an enriching experience and Marie loves to continue learning and inspiring others to do the same.  She has worked as a bartender, warehouse worker, silk-screener, and skateboard shop owner.



Media Kit for Breaking the Chains of Silence

Breaking the Chains of Silence:  One Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivor's Journey into Adulthood and the Statute of Limitations that Protects Predators by Marie Schaeller

Released July 31, 2016 on Amazon



Victims and Survivors:, please put the word HOPE in your subject line.

Media Queries:, please put credentials in the subject line along with the word Enough.


Facebook:  Marie Schaeller

Twitter: @MarieSchaeller

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Potential Interview Topics

  • The difficulties and relief of telling my story.
  • Why now is a crucial time to speak up.
  • Where I find hope.
  • What it means to meet other survivors.
  • The process of publishing the book.
  • Small, actionable steps to spread the message and start a conversation on child sexual abuse.
  • Pennsylvania House Bill 1947 and why retroactivity should be restored.  The end of 2016 saw the close of the legislative session without a vote on this bill.  I'm hopeful 2017 will be a year to step forward.



Book Description

Would you want to know?

Child abuse is an abhorrent crime often going undetected for decades due to the age of the victims.  The lasting legacy of such deeds can have an impact far beyond the initial contact and can devastate the lives of more than just the survivor.

Would you want to know if the person you trust your child with has hurt other children?

In Breaking the Chains of Silence, we follow the story of Marie as she struggles to cope with the aftermath of what happened to her. 

At the age of three, she suffered sexual abuse while in day care.  However, the perpetrator was never charged.  Since then, she has fought a decades-long battle to heal and uncover the truth.  Marie is presently arguing against the statute of limitations which has protected the perpetrator.

Does it matter to you how many years ago a coach, a day care owner’s husband, a church member, or anyone else abused a child?  Would you still want to know?

Follow her touching journey as she continues to seek the justice she needs to be able to move on from the abuse inflicted on her and protect other children in the community she lives in and beyond.  It is a book which will shock you, make you mad, and ultimately have you cheering her on to victory.

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Author Bio

Short:    Marie is usually found with her nose in a book or writing something down. With her first book, she is hoping to raise awareness of child sexual abuse in our communities and what we can do about it. Marie loves a great road trip, busker musicians in the subway, the sound of waves crashing on the shoreline, and pepperoni pizza with extra banana peppers on top.

Long:     Marie was born and raised in a small town in Schuylkill County, PA.  At three years old, her innocence was stolen at day care, by the daycare owner's husband.  There are no words.  It is difficult to frame an experience when threatened repeatedly that your parents will be killed if you tell.  Marie was lucky her family was very supportive and believed her.  

Unfortunately, the perpetrator still resides in Schuylkill County and it is unknown if Marie was the only child he abused.  She told her case worker numerous times who hurt her, and he was still not charged.  As Marie transitioned from youth to teenager to twenty year old to thirty year old, the aftereffects from the abuse changed, magnified, and crippled her at times.  As a teenager when she was plagued with intense nightmares and flashbacks, she felt so alone.  Marie is hoping her book can reach someone else who may be suffering right now.  Along with lawmakers, police officers, doctors, nurses, and concerned citizens that want to make a difference.

There is no statute of limitations on the pain and aftereffects abuse survivors endure.  Predators should not be allowed to time out of justice.  Children are the future, and should be protected.