Eva Shaw

Michelle Osborne

In addition to being a university professor, Michelle Osborne serves as the Chief Deputy Commissioner in a North Carolina state agency. Her greatest passion is helping children, protect their childhood in hope of promoting a better future for the world. Her research studies include child labor in the worst forms. She acquired a Doctorate of Business Administration from George Fox University and received her MBA from Campbell University. In addition, she has been an entrepreneur, owning several businesses. Her hobbies include composing music, traveling, and kayaking. 

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Kay Mann BowlingEva Shaw

Kay Mann Bowling lives in Raleigh, NC. She is a former foster care parent, the mother of two adopted children, and grandmother of three terrific grandchildren. She is a retired deputy clerk with the county district court and a retired administrative assistant with the state government. These days, when she’s not writing, you will find her tending to her garden and caring for her beloved hand-me-down pets. She is passionate about life’s second chances.

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The Maid"Prepare yourself to be taken on an emotional journey."

–Kellie Hodges, NC SBI, Special Agent In Charge of Human Trafficking and Crime Scene

Best friends Anna and Rosa are lured from the coffee fields of Nicaragua to a hotel in Costa Rica with the promise of steady employment as maids. They travel together with the excitement of a new life awaiting. What they find instead is a life of slavery and abuse.

Anna and Rosa are determined to rescue themselves and the others they befriend—but the journey will take them years and could cost them their lives.

Based on real-life stories, The Maid brings the problem of human trafficking to life and encourages readers to connect with the victims on a personal level.

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Awards, Reviews, and Coverage:

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"A thought-provoking novel that will not easily let go of your conscience." –Jodi Burnett, author of Concealed Cargo—FBI- K9 Thriller Series, Book 3

"A must-read for anyone!–Major Marc Nichols (Ret) NCSHP / Federal Criminal Interdiction Instructor / NC Human Trafficking Commission

"A harrowing tale of abuse—and heroic resistance." –Julian Sher, author of Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them