While I’ve been busy working on the release of a fun, sexy new book series, I’ve had some time over the July 4th holiday to reflect on what true independence means. As many of you know, a portion of all the proceeds of my historical fiction is donated to a wonderful nonprofit organization, Polaris Project, which fights against human trafficking and modern day slavery.

I’m so humbled and honored that readers have enjoyed my words, and allowed me to send off another donation. Thank you for helping me to help others. In a recent email to donors, Polaris Project released the following:

What does independence mean to you? 

For some survivors of human trafficking, independence means a safe place to sleep… Someone to talk to as they rebuild their lives… The ability to pursue their own dreams. 

This 4th of July, we’re asking you to contribute to our Independence Campaign by July 10.

We work hard to provide all of our survivors with the time and space they need to heal. The women and men we serve know we are there for them, any time of day or night. 

We stand beside them when they walk forward, fall back and rise again on their paths to independence. These individuals had been trapped by a trafficker who preyed on their dreams of a better life. We help our clients find the courage to hope again, so they can finally live their dreams. Your gift supports their path to independence.

Please give today—$50 provides food for a survivor and her children for a week.

How apropos that on the day our nation celebrates achieving independence we should celebrate by giving to those who fight for human dignity and independence. And they are truly making a difference.

Doricha’s father bade her to “live free”. At the time, I didn’t realize what a powerful message that was, even for today. Won’t you join me in the fight for all humans to live freely?



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