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In the Booth with Ruth – Dina Leah, Survivor of Sexual Exploitation and Anti-Exploitation Author

January 10, 2013 // 9 Comments

Sex was so much the currency of my life that I didn’t even think about it. I just assumed that this was the price of my independence from an abusive home. Unfortunately, the price I ultimately paid was not just counted in physical trauma from violent rapes, but ongoing psychological trauma that has followed me throughout my life and made normal intimate relationships impossible, since sexual contact triggers my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and I dissociate—my consciousness leaves my body and I am simply not present during the act.

In the Booth with Ruth – Jill Starling, Author of St. Agnes’ Place – a novel about child sex trafficking

January 9, 2013 // 3 Comments

Many years ago, Rob Morris, co-founder of Love146, a non-profit international organization that fights child sex trafficking, spoke at my church. What he said struck a chord in me; I couldn’t believe how in this day and age, children were put on display to purchase for one’s sick perversion. When I decided to write my novel, I wanted to bring attention...

In the Booth with Ruth – Michelle Sweeney, Anti-Human Trafficking Activist

January 7, 2013 // 18 Comments

I have a heart for justice. I cannot bear the thought of others exploiting people for their own selfish gain, plus the fact that the pain and terror the victims have to face is just pure evil and wrong. Knowing that it happens and the suffering that is forced on them breaks my heart. These children, women and men are human beings. Their lives are just as precious as anybody else’s...

In the Booth with Ruth – Ed Griffin, Author

January 5, 2013 // 1 Comment

I teach creative writing in the community and in prison and I’ve been doing so for over twenty years. People come to me with all manner of questions. Of course, I can’t review every story or novel that comes my way, but at least I can direct my students to places that will help them.

In the Booth with Ruth – Tom Gillespie, Author

January 5, 2013 // 6 Comments

I’m really not a fan of the word ‘genre’. There’s something rather obscene about compartmentalising creativity into neat and conveniently dull categories. Genres are the evil machinations over ambitious marketing graduates, and are designed to make it easier for publishing houses and film companies to sell their wares and boost flagging profits. I think...

In the Booth with Ruth – Debra Jayne East, Author

January 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

My emotions are what inspire me to write. I consider writing an art form of painting pictures with words. I hate to sound cliché but we all have a story to tell. I have so much imagination inside me; I want to share it as I have been inspired by the writings of others...

In the Booth with Ruth – Martin Reaves, Author

January 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’ve been a voracious reader as far back as I can remember. Stories captivated me. Eventually, I realized that writing my own stuff was the ultimate “choose your own adventure”. The realization that I could make up my own stories was (and is) intoxicating. The first thing I clearly remember writing is a horror story titled The Thing in the Closet. This would...