For Immediate Release: Susan Norris, Author Susan@susannorris.org PHONE: 404?388?0483
Suburban Mom Steps Up to Be a Voice for Trafficked Children Across America
Pub. Date: December 31, 2012 Retail: $14.95
Marietta, GA December 31, 2012 — As New Years
Eve approached 150 years ago, America stood waiting in
line to celebrate the promise of freedom, proclaimed for
all people. This New Years Eve, 2012, many still wait to
experience that freedom. According to a 2010
congressional hearing, 100,000 American children are
trafficked for sexual exploitation in America each year. With annual revenues from this crime continuing to climb, it’s now second only to illegal drug sales.
When suburban mom, Susan Norris, learned of this “crime hidden in plain sight,” she determined to do everything she could to bring about an end to it. Her response, Rescuing Hope, A Story of Sex Trafficking in America, releases New Years Eve, 2012. In it she dares to dive into the grit of child sex trafficking taking place across our nation. Her story of Hope, an innocent 14-year-old, weaves together all the stories of all the girls and all the families, the pimp and the police detectives she interviewed.
It’s real life fiction for young adults, written to be a catalyst for conversation among young girls and those who love them. It’s meant to raise awareness and call to action. Why?
Because before you take another breath, the next victim will be tricked and taken from her family by a profit-hungry criminal. She could be a neighbor. A friend. Your sister. Your daughter. You.
At fourteen, Hope Ellis is the all-American girl with a good life—until the day she tries to help her mom with their cross-town move by supervising the movers. When they finish, one of the men returns to the house and rapes her. Held silent by his threats, darkness begins to engulf her. But the rape proves to be the least of Hope’s troubles. In a gasping attempt at normalcy, she succumbs to the attention of a smooth-talking man on the subway. He promises acceptance. He declares his love. He lures her out from under the shelter of her suburban life.
Hope’s disappearance sets a community in motion. She’s one of their own. They determine to find Hope, whatever the cost, before she’s lost forever.
Join Susan and all the voices gathering for Hope across the nation. Tune into the live simulcast event on New Years Eve at www.ctvn.org when Susan joins Matthew West, Britt Nicole and others at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA to release Rescuing Hope and launch Resolution Hope’s National A13 Campaign to end child sex trafficking in the U.S.
Early reviews include this from Annie Downs, author of Perfectly Unique (Zondervan, 21012).
Susan Norris captured my attention and my heart from the very first pages of Rescuing Hope. I was immediately drawn so deeply into the story, I couldn’t put it down! Full of heartbreak and redemption, this eye-opening, true-to-life novel will not only hold your attention but it will educate you and motivate you to action in the process.
A powerful voice for hope, international speaker Susan Norris helps teens and women find freedom in the areas of purity and spiritual identity. With a master’s of education from UNC-Greensboro, this former teacher now networks for organizations such as Resolution Hope and Not for Sale and raises her voice for victims of sex trafficking across the nation. Susan serves as a catalyst for action among her peers and walks alongside rescued girls as they piece together their shattered lives.
To learn more about Susan Norris or Rescuing Hope, visit susannorris.org. To request review copies or for interviews, contact Susan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.