Two terrifying, ugly, unthinkable, heartbreaking, confusing words. Hearing those words evokes many different kinds of emotions. Fear. Anger. Disgust. Discouragement. And for some of us…determination to END IT.
There are so many young people in our generation who are absolutely determined to see Trafficking end in our generation.
Human trafficking is a massive, deeply rooted, deeply complicated, ridiculously overwhelming problem…BUT, God is bigger than the darkness. And together, one action, one word, one prayer at a time….this generation CAN end this honorific evil.
Today you’re going to meet a young woman who is using her words to make a dent in the darkness. She’s just released a brand new book Out of the Dark, which is a sequel to Not Abandoned, part of a series about modern-day abolitionists (and captives struggling for freedom). Meet, MacKenzie Morganthal!
Livy: Let’s talk about your book, Not Abandoned. Since Out of The Dark is a sequel to this incredible tale, tell us about Book #1! What inspired you to write it, and what is Not Abandoned about?
I decided that I wanted to do something to fight this terrible evil. And that’s when “Not Abandoned” was born. The goal of this book has always been to raise an awareness about this subject and to educate young girls and make them aware of the dangers of trafficking, so that they can keep themselves and others safe.
Livy: Human trafficking is obviously a huge (heartbreaking) issue in today’s society and we all want to do what we can to make a dent in that evil! What kinds of things can we do to get involved and #EndIt?
And the truth is, we all have the ability to do something. Whether that be big or small. For me, it was using the gift God has given me for writing, to help make a difference. So get creative, look at the gifts and abilities God has given you and ways that you can use them uniquely to help make a difference. Maybe you’re athletic. You could organize a sports event to raise money and awareness of the cause!Or if you’re a musician, host a benefit concert! In the back of my book, I also list some great organizations you can get involved with.
Livy: Okay, book two! Let’s talk details! How long did it take you to write Out of The Dark? What happens in this story?
So after clinging to God and pushing through so many challenges, seeing this book finally released is so sweet for me. This is my “comeback” book, and I hope everyone will love it as much as I do. 🙂
So what to expect in this book: “Out of the Dark” has many deep, emotional scenes that may have you reaching for a box of tissues! We see a lot of familiar characters from “Not Abandoned”, and as well as some new faces. The survivors of human trafficking in this book are dealing heavily with the aftermath, and so there are several gut-wrenchingly emotional conversations and scenes that take place. It’s also filled with lots of suspense and drama, as Avery is receiving death threats and Haley takes it upon herself to try and solve the case.
Livy: Which character do you relate most to in your books?
Livy: What do you hope that readers get out of these stories?
Livy: Why should we rush over to your site and get a paperback copy of Not Abandoned RIGHT now? 🙂
Book Giveaway! Enter for the chance to win a free digital copy of Out of the Dark! (And if you haven’t read Book #1 yet, we’ll throw that in as well! :D)
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