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Tatia’s Tattoo Quote – Back Alleys | by Linda Brendle

Dark Alleys

As a successful D.C. lawyer, Tatia’s mission in life was to destroy the sex trafficking trade in small-town America. She knew where to find it. She’d been there. With only apathetic foster parents to protect her, she fell prey to the local pimp. Trapped in the sordid underbelly of a small Texas town, she survived by sheer will. Her friendship with her fellow victim Cindy was the only light of humanity in the darkness until she saw a familiar face. Would Mrs. G, a mama bear of an attorney, still think she had strength and potential? Would Jesse, the young Christian tattoo artist and biker, still look at her with a twinkle in his eyes? Or would they both see only the mark of shame Eric had etched onto her forearm?

Tatia’s Tattoo is a novel about sex trafficking in small-town America. It will be published by Crowdscribed later this year. In the meantime, check out the first two chapters HERE.

Blessings,

Linda

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Tatia’s Tattoo Quote – Trashing the Old Life | by Linda Brendle

Trashing the old life

As a successful D.C. lawyer, Tatia’s mission in life was to destroy the sex trafficking trade in small-town America. She knew where to find it. She’d been there. With only apathetic foster parents to protect her, she fell prey to the local pimp. Trapped in the sordid underbelly of a small Texas town, she survived by sheer will. Her friendship with her fellow victim Cindy was the only light of humanity in the darkness until she saw a familiar face. Would Mrs. G, a mama bear of an attorney, still think she had strength and potential? Would Jesse, the young Christian tattoo artist and biker, still look at her with a twinkle in his eyes? Or would they both see only the mark of shame Eric had etched onto her forearm?

Tatia’s Tattoo will be released by Crowdscribed this summer. To read sample chapters, go to my book page and click the link under the cover mock-up. Comments are always welcome.

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo – Quote | by Linda Brendle

Angry Eyes

As a successful D.C. lawyer, Tatia’s mission in life was to destroy the sex trafficking trade in small-town America. She knew where to find it. She’d been there. With only apathetic foster parents to protect her, she fell prey to the local pimp. Trapped in the sordid underbelly of a small Texas town, she survived by sheer will. Her friendship with her fellow victim Cindy was the only light of humanity in the darkness until she saw a familiar face. Would Mrs. G, a mama bear of an attorney, still think she had strength and potential? Would Jesse, the young Christian tattoo artist and biker, still look at her with a twinkle in his eyes? Or would they both see only the mark of shame Eric had etched onto her forearm?

Find a link to sample chapters on my Crowdscribed Book Page.

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo Crowdfunding Campaign Winding Down | by Linda Brendle

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Several week ago I launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the considerable costs of publishing Tatia’s Tattoo, a Christian novel about a young girl who is victimized by sex trafficking in small-town America. I have publicized the campaign on social media to the point of saturation. However, a British writer friend gave me this advice:

“We Brits don’t like to make a fuss, but I’m afraid you have to make a nuisance of yourself.”

That’s why I’m making a special appeal to my blog readers, asking you to join me in the Book Markfight against child sex trafficking. I am passionate about this project, and my hope is that it will raise awareness of the problem as well as present some ways in which people can be involved in the solution. 

If you would like to know more about Tatia’s Tattoo, visit my Crowdscribed book page to read a brief synopsis of the story. Under the mock up of the book cover, you will see “Download a sample.” This is a link to the preface and first two chapters. If you would like to review the pre-order options and other levels of support and reward, click the green “Contribute” button. 

I hope you will join me in this project. Together I believe we can make a difference.

Blessings,

Linda

Research for Tatia’s Tattoo – Author Video | by Linda Brendle

Blessings,

Linda

Making a fuss about Tatia’s Tattoo | by Linda Brendle

Cover coming soonOn March 23, I launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the costs of publishing my first novel. Tatia’s Tattoo is a literary Christian tale of child sex trafficking in small-town America.

The response from those who have read the manuscript has been very enthusiastic, but the response to the crowdfunding campaign – not so much. With less than two weeks left until the push for pre-orders and contributions in exchange for ebooks, print copies, and other rewards ends, I asked a more experienced friend for advice. He just completed his fourth crowdfunding effort with over 500 participants and over 100% of his goal. He generously shared many suggestions, but this is the heart of what he had to say:

My first bit of advice is – make a nuisance of yourself. We Brits really don’t like to make a fuss but you have to I’m afraid.

Most Texans don’t mind making a fuss, but I’m uncomfortable with it myself. However, I am passionate about this project, and my hope is that it will raise awareness of the problem as well as presenting some ways in which people can be involved in the solution. For that reason, I plan to stir up as much of a commotion as I can the next few days in order to fund the cost of development and copy edits, cover and interior design, typesetting, proofreading, setting up the ebook conversion, and other miscellaneous production costs.

If you would like to know more about Tatia’s Tattoo, visit my Crowdscribed book page  to read a brief synopsis of the story. Under the mock up of the book cover, you will see “Download a sample.” This is a link to the preface and first two chapters. If you would like to review the levels of support and reward, click the green “Contribute” button.

If you have any questions, email me at lindabrendle@yahoo.com, and I would be happy to answer them. I hope you will join me in this project. Together I believe we can make a difference.

Blessings,

Linda

Tatia’s Tattoo – Trying Again | by Linda Brendle

When I reviewed yesterday’s video, I realized I lost my WiFi connection about three-quarters of the way through. So, as Paul Harvey used to say, here’s the rest of the story about Tatia’s Tattoo – The  Vision and the Inspiration.

Blessings,

Linda

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