It’s been a busy time!
We’ve run two screenings this month, and have another screening and the launch of our third ‘Sisters for Sale’ book coming up next month…
On Thursday 8th April, local magazine Newcastle Weekly printed a two-page article on my search for May and Pang. You can see the digital version here.
On Sunday 18th April, I hosted my first hometown screening of ‘Sisters for Sale’ here in Newcastle, Australia.
The event was sold out and we had a wonderfully engaged audience for the Q&A session following the film. The Royal Exchange was a fantastic venue and I’m looking forward to hosting more screenings there in future. Special thanks to my family, Lil from Hope Seedling, and Dean Winter for making it such a great night.
Twelve hours later, I did a second Q&A as part of our very first online screening!
On Friday 28th May I’ve been invited to host a ‘Sisters for Sale’ screening as the opening night event for the Maitland Indie Festival. The film will begin at 8pm at Studio Amsterdam. Tickets are free but places are limited – if you’d like to be there, register here now.
The official launch of the third ‘Sisters for Sale’ book, ‘The Man’s Machine’, will take place at 1pm the following afternoon, Saturday 29th May. I’ll be discussing the book with the wonderful Debbie Lee from IngramSpark, who publishes our books. Again: free entrance, limited places, register here!
‘The Man’s Machine’
After an intense two months editing and prepping the third ‘Sisters for Sale’ book, I’ve just ordered the first test print and look forward to receiving it next week!
As with the previous two books, ‘The Man’s Machine’ features a special message written by a prominent anti-trafficking activist – this time, Blue Dragon’s anonymous, heroic rescue worker and lawyer who has now personally helped hundreds of young Vietnamese people escape slavery in Vietnam and China. What he’s written has given me more respect for him than ever.
All three books have been a huge amount of work and I’m really proud of the results, but I really think ‘The Man’s Machine’ is the best of them all. A huge thank you to my growing group of early readers – Merrilyn Bajelis, Judith Cooper, Joe Jones, Cathy McQueen, and especially my ever-patient first reader Brittnay Mayhue and the ever-meticulous Dr Michelle Imison.
If you haven’t yet checked out our books, it’s a fantastic way to support our work and learn more about what human trafficking really means to those whose lives it touches.
“Oh My Goodness! It was amazing: I couldn’t put it down. This story stole my heart.” – Jillian Swisher
“I was fascinated with the documentary but your book really harnessed the passion and emotion you have. I can’t even begin to tell you how inspiring it is – I couldn’t put it down, I was riding a wave of excitement the whole time. Perfect.” – Ryan Hunt Wescott
“From the first lines, I was hooked. You’re a natural storyteller and a brilliant writer. I love it.” – Michael Brosowski