Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weigh in with the issues you'd like to see covered in fiction

by Kim Van Sickler

I am over at KC Maguire's blog today, where she is holding a giveaway of Snatched in Gullybrook, my fictional account of domestic minor sex trafficking. All you have to do to enter is to answer her question: What issues would you like to see covered in books that you don't see much in recent fiction releases? 

I hope you drop by to answer!

5.0 out of 5 stars A shocking and rare story of real crime happening near you!,August 28, 2014
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This review is from: Snatched In Gullybrook (Paperback)
This book is a must read for all. Human trafficking and child sex trafficking are real issues facing not only big cities, but smaller communities all over the world. These are not willing participants and Snatched in Gullybrook illustrates the effort sex traffickers go to finding, befriending, luring and keeping their victims. Ms. Van Sickler has certainly done her research. As a judge in a major city, I see and hear about the missing children - we cannot assume they are runaways. I see those charged with sex crimes combined with drug crimes - we cannot assume they just like their drugs and are earning money to buy more. If you buy this book, which I highly recommend, please buy multiple copies. You will find you want to give them to your friends, family and co-workers to help educate them! I know I did and will be purchasing more to hand out.


  1. Okay. Sex trafficking would not be the top of my list for middle school! I want HAPPY books, darn it, and lots of them. If they can include sports (especially for girls), skateboarding or general highjinks, that would be great. Do NOT need any more books that are sad or involve bullying, class elections, class dances, evil principals or fantasy. Over half of the MG books should not be fantasy. Sigh.

    1. Good old-fashioned middle school fun! I like that!

  2. Oh my! Congratulations on your book!

  3. A very serious - and a great review of your book above! Congrats! :)