Story of a Stolen Girl

Anticipated Thilller Released Summer 2018

Suspense -- International Intrigue

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The story of a mother's love and how she did what no other mother has ever done to rescue her only daughter.  

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Current working title: Tale of Three Sisters

Human Trafficking Awareness Presentation

MARCH 30  10 AM -- 12 PM

Vista Branch Library

700 Eucalyptus Ave

Vista, California

Guest Speakers

Kaye Nevel, Soroptimist International of Vista

Jaimee Johnson, Founder, Sisters of the Street

Susan Johnson, Director of Albaster Jar Project

$5 for every book sold will be donated at this signing 



MARCH 24, 2019--2:00 to 5:00 pm


Thank you to my book loving friends and members of the Arrowood Book Club for adopting Story of a Stolen Girl for their March read. I appreciate being with you today to talk about human trafficking and my writing process. You are part of the solution by shining a light on human trafficking. Keep talking to others about the victims and the crime. May all the stolen girls be found. Pat



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Why I wrote Story of A Stolen Girl


I began my professional career in the California Community College system as a cosmetology instructor and retired as a college president. During this time, my primary goal was to develop programs, services, and facilities to improve student opportunities and achievements. In that spirit, I wanted to write a novel that could improve the lives of fellow human beings who are in desperate need. 

Every year, 800,000 children, women, and men are trafficked. Human trafficking, as the fastest growing crime in the world, is also the most under-reported. From infant to young adult, children are sold as slaves. To survive, they struggle in untenable conditions to secure the most minimal form of survival. Children work in the sex industry, in mines, in homes cooking and cleaning, in the streets, and on construction sites. They haul rocks, pull heavy carts, and clear land. They slave in sweatshops, kitchens, and assembly lines. Young boys, dressed as girls, are forced to dance and often much more. Parents atone for their sins by selling young girls to religious leaders as “slaves to the gods.” From the age of five and into adulthood, should they survive, children make bricks, dig for diamonds, and work on drug and cocoa farms. They die having their organs harvested. They also die in battle when they are turned into killers to fight adults' wars. 

Most Americans believe human trafficking is a problem only in poor and underdeveloped countries, too far away to be our concern. However, statistics report over 50,000 slaves in the United States, with another 17,500 being trafficked every year. There has never been a country or time in history when it did not occur. The problem is huge. Resolution requires societal change. If this book stimulates conversation that makes a difference for even one victim, I am satisfied with its results. Thank you for caring. Pat Spencer


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