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Tasha Schuh to sign her new book

Tasha Schuh (Ellsworth) will be signing copies of her new book "My Last Step Backward" Feb 21 at the Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts, Wis. The event will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Tasha Schuh of Ellsworth, inspirational speaker and author, has announced the release of her first book, "My Last Step Backward."

Her book will be showcased at the Hazel Mackin Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Schuh will hold a book signing from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., there will be an author talk and question session from 6:30 - 7 p.m. and another book signing from 7- 8 p.m.

Check her website at for future book signing locations. An e-book version is available at

"My Last Step Backward" is a memoir that seeks to inspire readers to welcome adversity and face their own trap door of opportunity.

Just days before her opening night performance in "The Wizard of Oz," sixteen year-old Schuh took one step backward and fell sixteen feet through a trap door. That day, Nov. 11, 1997, she landed on the concrete floor of the historic Sheldon Theater, breaking her neck, crushing her spinal cord, and fracturing her skull. She would never walk again.

From loss and grief to self-discovery and achievement, Schuh's faith, resilience, and honesty have allowed her to leave her old life behind while she confronts her new life from a wheelchair.

Winner of the 2012 National Rehabilitation Champion Award and reining Ms. Wheelchair USA 2012, Tasha travels and shares her story of resilience and triumph over tragedy.