Pamela Gossiaux is an award-winning journalist, writer and speaker. She has volunteered with many causes for teens and has a passion for human trafficking awareness and prevention. She has a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and is the author of the bestselling novel Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar, the Russo Romantic Mystery Series, and the chick-lit novel Good Enough. Visit her website at PamelaGossiaux.com. Here's a blurb from her latest book Ordiary Girl, a cautionary story for teens and young adults:
I close my eyes and pretend I'm not me anymore. I try not to smell his stale breath on my face or feel what he's doing to me. It's over quickly, and this one doesn't want to stay. He stands, zips his pants, and leaves.
The shift seems harder than usual, and my skin crawls worse with each new man who enters my motel room. I want to leave, to run, but Tommy's thug is standing guard out in the parking lot.
And if he leaves, there's always someone else. Always. There's no chance of escape.
A harrowing novel about a high school senior who's headed for college, but suddenly finds herself the victim of sex trafficking. Based on true-life accounts of survivors, Heather's story reveals a dark and dangerous world where you can trust no one.
Will she survive?