May 08 2011

Branded Preface

     I was listening to the news and realized there are numerous children being abducted and raped today. That led me to thinking what those children would be experiencing while going through something so traumatic and what they would be like as adults, if they were forced to stay with their abductors. Also, what I would do if I was in their situation and only 12 years old.
     When I started writing this book for a NaNoWriMo competition, I had no idea where it was going or what the moral of the story would be. I just wanted to write a story about abduction. I never expected it to become the book that you’re reading today, but I guess God had other plans.
     We may not be able to eliminate child abuse or abductions from the planet, but we can open our eyes to what is going on in our own communities and listen to what is “not” being said by the children in them. I hope this book gets you thinking how you can make a difference. This book is mine.

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