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message 1: by Francis (new)

Francis Franklin (FrancisJamesFranklin) I'm delighted to have a short story published in an anthology, the proceeds of which will go to the charity Eaves for Women.

The book is called Pick 'N' Mix:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009Z0NP44
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Z0NP44

On a separate note... My novel Suzie and the Monsters: A Fairytale of Blood, Sex and Inhumanity is a vampire novel set in the real world and has themes of human trafficking. I tried to do this in an intelligent way, having been rather upset by the film Taken.


message 2: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia Rose (Anastasia69Rose) Hello to the group! I just joined and am excited to learn from you and share with you. My name is Kimberly Rae and I write and speak on human trafficking. The three books in my series are all Amazon Bestsellers, which I'm excited about because the more people are reached, the more can make a difference!

Stolen Woman (Volume 1)--Amazon Bestseller! by Kimberly Rae

Right now I'm working a book series on trafficking geared toward girls age 10-14. There is nothing out there that deals with this topic in an age-appropriate way for them, but the average age for a girl to get trafficked in the US is 12-14, so it's something they need to hear about. My agent sent the book proposal to about 8 major publishes, so I'm waiting with baited breath to hear from them!

I love resourcing people on how they can get involved. If you do, too, here are some great sites of people who not only care, but are doing something about it!
www.warinternational.org
www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org
www.punjammies.com

I also posted the book, The Slave Across the Street onto the group list. The woman who wrote it has started a great way to rescue girls called S.O.A.P. It is what rescued girls over the super bowl last year!

Thanks for letting me be part of the group,
Kimberly Rae
www.stolenwoman.org
www.stolenwoman.blogspot.com
FB: HumanTraffickingStolenWoman
Twitter: KimberlyRae10


message 3: by S.E. (last edited Nov 05, 2012 08:57AM) (new)

S.E. Nelson (SENelson) | 1 comments Hello Kimberly,

Welcome. I am glad you want to write about this important topic. There are a lot of groups that deal with human trafficking. If you type the word 'Human Trafficking' or 'Slavery' on Facebook, you will see all of them (20 plus). They have stories that they can give you if you join them. There are also many anti-slavery authors. I have the pleasure of being included on the list. You can check here to see the list - http://thenoproject.org/english/video... and here to see my book on another HT site http:// http://www.globalfreedomconcerts.com/...

I wrote about labor trafficking but most groups deal with sex trafficking. Human trafficking in the US in rampant so you will get a lot of stories to write about. If you need more information, let me know. I will give you a list of groups that advocate and help trafficked children. You can send me a friend request on Facebook so that I give you the links.

Have a good day.

Suzanna


message 4: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia Rose (Anastasia69Rose) Thanks, Suzanna. I'll go get on FB right now to do that.


message 5: by Precarious (new)

Precarious Yates (precarious_yates) | 6 comments Kimberly wrote: "Hello to the group! I just joined and am excited to learn from you and share with you. My name is Kimberly Rae and I write and speak on human trafficking. The three books in my series are all Amazo..."

Hi Kimberly Rae, I've been writing YA fiction on the topic of human trafficking. My books are geared toward Christian kids who despite all parental efforts to shelter them, do face this issue. Either that, or they enter adulthood completely ignorant, which isn't helpful.
I have two books out so far:
The Elite Of The Weak
Pharmacia: Those Magic Arts

I posted these here in case they are helpful in discussions with your publisher. I'm very glad someone else is writing about this issue for younger teens!


message 6: by Precarious (new)

Precarious Yates (precarious_yates) | 6 comments It's been enlightening to learn about the different organizations you all have been supporting with your writing. I have three organizations that I donate to regularly, but when I learn about new ones I add them to my 'links' list on my blog and website. All the best to you!


message 7: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia Rose (Anastasia69Rose) Wow, you are the first person I've heard of who is also writing for YA groups regarding human trafficking. I'm so excited about your books! Who did you do them through? How have they been doing since release? Can I get them on Kindle? Bravo to you on what you are doing. We need more ways to get the word out, especially since the average age for teen girls in the US to get trafficked is 12-14.
Have a blessed weekend, and thanks for letting me know about your books! I'm looking forward to reading them.
kimberly rae


message 8: by Precarious (new)

Precarious Yates (precarious_yates) | 6 comments Kimberly wrote: "Wow, you are the first person I've heard of who is also writing for YA groups regarding human trafficking. I'm so excited about your books! Who did you do them through? How have they been doing sin..."

I'm indie published, but a member of ACFW and a few indie author groups so I was able to spread the word wide about my novels. I have the both of them on special for $.99 each on Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Weak-Reve...
http://www.amazon.com/Pharmacia-Those...
Are your books available on Kindle? I have at least one on my TBR list. Blessings to you!


message 9: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia Rose (Anastasia69Rose) The first book,Stolen Woman, is up free today and tomorrow for Kindle. Will get back with you soon and I definitely want to get yours! Have a great weekend,
kim


message 10: by Precarious (new)

Precarious Yates (precarious_yates) | 6 comments I downloaded Stolen Woman and look forward to reading it this weekend! If you want to connect via FB, you can find me here:
https://www.facebook.com/shulammite33


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan Norris (SusanCNorris) | 4 comments Hi, Kimberly. I've also written about the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in my book, Rescuing Hope, A Story of Sex Trafficking in America. It was released December 31, 2012. You can find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and on my website, www.susannorris.org. I speak on the issue frequently and will have the opportunity to present to the CDC in Atlanta next month.
The more people we can get writing on the issue, the more people we can make aware. I started out researching the issue three years ago and the more I learned the more I realized I had to write something middle school and high school girls would read, as well as those who parent and work with them. I sat with survivors, their family members, detectives, organizations and a former pimp to gather the various aspects of the situation. It's heartbreaking to think children are being bought and sold for sex in THIS COUNTRY. It's got to stop. We all have to do our part and sound the alarm.
I look forward to reading your books on the issue when they're released. I'd love to hear your feedback on Rescuing Hope.
Blessings,
Susan Norris
www.susannorris.org


message 12: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 1 comments Not for Sale!


message 13: by Tara ♪ (new)

 Tara ♪ | 3 comments Hi! It's great to hear that there are others out there who are writing for teens. You see, I am a teen, and I became aware of this issue because a favorite Christian singer is fighting against it. I've noticed the lack of books available for young adults- not only the girls like me at risk today, but the boys who will become the pimps and johns of tomorrow- and that made me want to write one. Nice to know that there are other people trying to make teenagers aware of this issue. :)


message 14: by Francis (new)

Francis Franklin (FrancisJamesFranklin) I think it's a difficult genre to sell, but I wish you all the best.


message 15: by Precarious (new)

Precarious Yates (precarious_yates) | 6 comments Hi Tara, thank you for being willing to inform yourself about these issues! Teens are very vulnerable and the allure of acceptance and greed are real and powerful. Sometimes it's the voice of a peer that's the strongest, so use your voice to speak up, speak out and inform your friends, even if you feel like you're talking to a wall at first!


message 16: by Tara ♪ (new)

 Tara ♪ | 3 comments Thanks. That's very true. My youth pastor just mentioned "sex slavery" last Sunday, and almost every girl said "Ewww..." but if you are disgusted with something, you need to educate so that you can fight it and keep it from happening to yourselves and others. I only have one friend who knows what human trafficking is- and that's just because her mom is a social worker.


message 17: by Precarious (new)

Precarious Yates (precarious_yates) | 6 comments Thanks for sharing that, Tara. It's so helpful to know more of the perspective of teens when writing for this audience. God bless you!


message 18: by Tara ♪ (new)

 Tara ♪ | 3 comments Sure. :) Of course, know that I'm not the average teenager so perspectives may vary. (I'm more of a nerd.) The only reason I even know what trafficking is is because one of my favorite singers founded an organization (Abolition International) against it, and from there I started researching a little on my own. :)


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