As we’d hoped to do, we returned to our glorious Lone Star State of Texas, in June 2020 after working as camp hosts at Appalachian Campground, in Northern Georgia, undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor at the point where the base of my skull meets my spine, and publishing BY HER DAUGHTER’S HANDS: Secret Sister, Deadly Daughter, I’ve started working on Book Three: MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT: #everyoneisasuspect, due to release on May 23, 2In previous posts, I introduced how the idea for this new story came to me directly through my earphones as I sang and swung my hips in rhythm with Abba’s ” Man After Midnight” while walking Russet, one morning, five years ago. After brainstorming possible storylines, including a woman and her teenaged daughter discovering the gutted body of a woman hanging in a motel-room shower, I decided to make the story about a teen falling into the hands of a human sex-trafficker, instead. After working as camp hosts at Appalachian Campground for two years, we passed the honor onto another couple and returned to our glorious Lone Star State of Texas in June 2020.
September 18, 2020
After hosting a campground in N. Georgia for two years, my husband, our dog, and I returned to our glorious Lone Star State of Texas in early June where we now live on the Texas gulf coast and am now working on Book Three which also calls for some more posts.
In this newest work, set in Brooklyn, New York during 2016, recent divorcee, Melissa Morrow moves herself and daughter, Destiny, to Brooklyn, New York after longtime friends offer to share a brownstone apartment building with them after her wealthy but philandering husband drop-kicks her for a younger woman.
One night, the daughter becomes captivated by a late-night commercial for a dating site called “Man After Midnight”. When she asks her mother what the commercial is about, her mother huffs that it’s a recipe for disaster and forbids her to even think about trying it.
The next day, Morrow discovers a debit for fifty-dollars from her bank account for “Man After Midnight” membership fee. On the day after that, Destiny turns up missing. According to her best friend, she arranged to meet a ‘boy’ named Zac after school.
In the following weeks, the mother, who vowed that she never wanted to see her husband, again, must put aside her hatred for him while they ‘buy’ their daughter from an auction on ‘Dark net’ or lose her to ‘the Man’ when the clock strikes twelve.
As with BY HER DAUGHTER’S HANDS: Secret Sister, Deadly Daughter, the sequel to FROM HER MOTHER’S ARMS, this new book will also be published independently on Amazon. It has required much more research. Amazon Prime Video offers a plethora of documentaries, docudramas, and movies about human sex-trafficking, but many stories take place in third-world countries and even fewer focus on young girls who wind up trafficked by “online Romeos”. Web sites, including Polaris, Guardian Group, and Underground Railroad have proven invaluable.
I have a number of other works waiting to be polished and published. Whether this book will have a spin-off remains to be seen.
So, dear readers, it’s your turn. Can you suggest any other sources? If so, drop them in the “comments” section below. I look forward to hearing from you!
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