Amazon Bestselling author Kimberly Rae loves to help people fight human trafficking and live joyfully despite chronic illness. She has been published over 300 times and has work in 5 languages.
Rae has lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia. She has rafted the Nile River, hiked in the hills around Mount Everest, and eaten cow brains just to say she'd done it! She now lives in North Carolina at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband and two young children.
Rae's 3 books in her STOLEN SERIES on human trafficking (Stolen Woman, Stolen Child, Stolen Future) all are Amazon Bestsellers. She also has a YA series on modern day slavery, with CAPTURING JASMINA and BUYING SAMIR released by Journey Forth Publishing in 2014.
Video Trailer: http://youtu.be/MVkG6rdz1pc
Rae also has a new children's book, beautifully illustrated, for children who have a loved one in Heaven, titled, WHEN I'M WITH JESUS.
Kimberly's newest series is on chronic health problems! Rae has Addison's disease, hypoglycemia, asthma, scoliosis and a cyst on her brain. Though Rae could find deep books on chronic illness, she wanted a book that was funny and encouraging. When she could no find one, she started writing one! "I want my Sick & Tired series to give empathy, encouragement, and a little practical help," says Rae. "When you've had health problems for years and years, you just want somebody to say 'It stinks, you're not alone, and here's a funny story to help you get through your day!'"
Books in the Sick & Tired series:
Sick & Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical Help for those Suffering with Chronic Health Problems
You're Sick, They're Not: Relationship Help for Chronic Sufferers and Those Who Love Them
Bible Study Companion for You're Sick, They're Not
Why Doesn't God Fix It: Shining Eternal Light through the Darkness of Chronic Illness
Bible Study Companion for Why Doesn't God Fix It?
Laughter for the Sick & Tired--Special Addition
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PRESS RELEASE for STOLEN WOMAN:
STOLEN WOMAN, Kimberly Rae's breakout Christian suspense novel, is one of the first Christian fiction novels focused on human trafficking to hit the market.
"I looked and looked but could not find one book about trafficking overseas that ended with not just getting rescued from something bad, but to something good," says author Kimberly Rae. "What I wanted most was to read a story that ended with true freedom and lasting hope. And as someone once said, if you can't find the book you want to read, you must write it. So I did."
After living overseas for many years, the author uses her experiences in Asia to backdrop the story of Stolen Woman, set in Kolkata, India. Stolen Woman's main character, Asha, leaves her home in North Carolina, for a summer working with orphans in India. There she meets a 16-year-old trafficked girl who has been stolen from her home and forced into sexual slavery. Asha desperately wants to rescue this girl, but Mark, a 3rd-generation missionary and her boss for the summer, forbids her return to the dangerous area. Certain she is doing the right thing, Asha begins sneaking off the missionary compound to meet with her new friend and plan her escape. When the traffickers get suspicious and Asha's young friend runs away, Asha sneaks out during the night to help, ignoring the fact that she, too, might become one of the stolen.
More than just an exciting story, Rae is using Stolen Woman as a way to connect caring readers with human trafficking ministries so they can help make a difference. A 2-page spread at the end of Rae's book highlights Women At Risk International (www.warinternational.org), a non-profit ministry that has been rescuing women and children in foreign countries as well as in the U.S. since its inception in 2006. Many more trafficking rescue outreaches are linked on the book's website, www.kimberlyrae.com.
"I didn't want a story that was merely entertaining," says Rae. "I want what I write to have a purpose. When my mom asked me what I would write about if I could write about anything, I knew exactly what the answer would be. That day I started working on Stolen Woman."
Rae's novel, book 1 in a series of 3, is available at www.amazon.com, or readers can order an autographed copy through her website, www.kimberlyrae.com.
"People out there care about human trafficking and want to make a difference," Rae concludes. "I pray my book will help them do that."