Bonavista author de­buts novel ‘Snatched from In­no­cence’

Lisa Ge­orge talks about writ­ing her first book

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS

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.

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Lisa Ge­orge held a book sign­ing launch at The Com­mons Mar­ket­place in Bonavista last Thurs­day.

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Lisa Ge­orge’s book “Snatched from In­no­cence”.

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