Fiction about Human Trafficking

Fiction about Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Human Trafficking is a huge industry, in both North America and around the world. With an estimated 40 million victims and generating $150 billion annually, it is not limited to third world countries, and affects people in all classes and industries. Children are particularly vulnerable, especially runaways and those in foster care ...
Fiction about Sexual Abuse of Boys/Men

Fiction about Sexual Abuse of Boys/Men

I have had discussions in a couple of writers' communities lately about the topic of the sexual abuse of men and boys, some of the myths that surround it, and giving men/boys "permission" to speak about sexual abuse on an equal footing with women/girls. We've discussed male authors writing about sexual abuse and whether women want to hear from them ...
Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Sexual Abuse

Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Sexual Abuse

In the past three months, I have written the first draft of the next two books in the Between the Cracks series, and I am poised to write two more books in a yet-unpublished series over the next six weeks. All researched and outlined and ready to start on Monday, February 1st. I wrote the first book last February, so it's only fitting!
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Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Abuse

Reading List: Young Adult Fiction About Abuse

It has been a while since I posted a reading list! Abuse is one of the topics that I write a lot about. Looking over my list and some other young adult novels, I think I am going to break it down into four separate lists. Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Neglect Mental/Psychological Abuse I will start today with physical abuse. There are lot of memoirs about physical abuse, but there are not a lot of popular young adult books that revolve primarily around physical abuse ...