Bonavista author debuts novel ‘Snatched from Innocence’
Lisa George talks about writing her first book
Lisa George says she’s always wanted to write a book, and after years of research and work, she selected a powerful topic for her debut novel — one she hopes raises awareness and discussion surrounding human trafficking.
The first-time author grew up in Port Union and now lives and works in Bonavista as a licensed practical nurse.
She told The Packet she feels accomplished, having finally finished something she’s always wanted to do.
“As a young girl, I have always had the desire to write a book,” said George. “It was like a fleeting dream and I never really thought that I would do so.”
As years passed she says, through varying factors, she didn’t pursue her ambitions. However, she felt so strongly about the topic, it drove her to write the novel.
“Snatched from Innocence” is a book about a 12 year-old girl who is kidnapped and sold into trafficking.
“It’s a fictional book, but the storyline is based on things that are happening in the world today,” explained George.
Lisa George held a book signing launch at The Commons Marketplace in Bonavista last Thursday.
Lisa George’s book “Snatched from Innocence”.