Award-winning, Amazon bestselling author of over 20 books, Kimberly Rae has been published over 200 times and has work in 5 languages.
Rae lived in Bangladesh, Uganda, Kosovo and Indonesia. She rafted the Nile River, hiked in the hills around Mount Everest, and tried cow brains just to say she’d done it! She now writes from her home in Madison, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and two children.
Rae’s 3 books in her STOLEN SERIES on fighting international human trafficking (Stolen Woman, Stolen Child, Stolen Future) all are Amazon Bestsellers.
All 3 books in her SHREDDED SERIES on fighting trafficking in small-town North Carolina (Shredded, Shattered, Restored), have been positively reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly.
Since the release of her trilogy on human trafficking, Rae has become a sought-after speaker and trainer on the topic. Recognizing the lack of books about slavery and trafficking that focus on those who are making a difference rather than glorifying the evil or being overly graphic or despairing, she has also since created a series on modern day slavery for teens and pre-teens (Capturing Jasmina, Buying Samir, and Seeking Mother), and recently completed a resource for adults to help train children to recognize and avoid childhood sexual abuse (I AM SAFE), a major risk factor in childhood and adult exploitation. She also has a journal/self-help book for former victims to learn how to face their past and move forward to a future of hope (Heal, Thrive & Overcome).
“People out there care and want to make a difference,” Rae says. “I love getting to help them do that.”
Since Addison’s disease brought her permanently back to the US, Kimberly’s created a series on living joyfully despite chronic health problems. Though Rae could find deep, heavy books on chronic illness, she wanted a book that was funny and encouraging. When she could not find one, one night when she couldn’t sleep from her medication, she started writing one! “I want my Sick & Tired series to give empathy, encouragement, and a little practical help,” says Rae. “When you’ve had health problems for years and years, you just want somebody to say ‘It stinks, you’re not alone, and here’s a funny story to help you get through your day!'”
Books in the Sick & Tired series:
Sick & Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical Help for those Suffering with Chronic Health Problems
You’re Sick, They’re Not: Relationship Help for Chronic Sufferers and Those Who Love Them
Why Doesn’t God Fix It: Shining Eternal Light through the Darkness of Chronic Illness
Laughter for the Sick & Tired–Special Addition
Rae has several videos about chronic illness on her YouTube channel:
Rae had brain surgery in October of 2018 and is steadily improving.
PRESS RELEASE for STOLEN WOMAN:
STOLEN WOMAN, Kimberly Rae’s breakout Christian suspense novel, is one of the first Christian fiction novels focused on human trafficking to hit the market.
“I looked and looked but could not find one book about trafficking overseas that ended with not just getting rescued from something bad, but to something good,” says author Kimberly Rae. “What I wanted most was to read a story that ended with true freedom and lasting hope. And as someone once said, if you can’t find the book you want to read, you must write it. So I did.”
After living overseas for many years, the author uses her experiences in Asia to backdrop the story of Stolen Woman, set in Kolkata, India. Stolen Woman’s main character, Asha, leaves her home in North Carolina, for a summer working with orphans in India. There she meets a 16-year-old trafficked girl who has been stolen from her home and forced into sexual slavery. Asha desperately wants to rescue this girl, but Mark, a 3rd-generation missionary and her boss for the summer, forbids her return to the dangerous area. Certain she is doing the right thing, Asha begins sneaking off the missionary compound to meet with her new friend and plan her escape. When the traffickers get suspicious and Asha’s young friend runs away, Asha sneaks out during the night to help, ignoring the fact that she, too, might become one of the stolen.
More than just an exciting story, Rae is using Stolen Woman as a way to connect caring readers with human trafficking ministries so they can help make a difference. A 2-page spread at the end of Rae’s book highlights Women At Risk International (www.warinternational.org), a non-profit ministry that has been rescuing women and children in foreign countries as well as in the U.S. since its inception in 2006. Many more trafficking rescue outreaches are linked on the book’s website, http://www.kimberlyrae.com.
“I didn’t want a story that was merely entertaining,” says Rae. “I want what I write to have a purpose. When my mom asked me what I would write about if I could write about anything, I knew exactly what the answer would be. That day I started working on Stolen Woman.”
“People out there care about human trafficking and want to make a difference,” Rae concludes. “I pray my book will help them do that.”