I knew very little about human trafficking when I first started writing Deadly Connection. I knew that it was more prevalent than most people think, but I didn’t know that human trafficking was “the second-fastest growing criminal industry, just behind drug trafficking,” in the State of Tennessee. And it’s not just in Tennessee, human trafficking happens in all fifty states and is on the rise.

If you have questions about, or suspect you know some who is involved in, human trafficking, check out the following resources and/or contact your state and local police departments.


Deadly Commitment drops the reader into the frightening world of illicit drugs, where ordinary lives are lost, and families are changed forever—and in a setting so commonplace that you will wonder if you or someone you love could become the next victim. If someone you know is dealing with narcotic addiction, here are a few facts and resources to check out, courtesy of THE NEXT DOOR in Nashville.