Jana Bommersbach: thedeadgirlinthevacantlot
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The local author and journalist discusses her latest novel.

Phoenix investigative reporter Joya Bonner knew nothing about the world of sex-trafficking—or the ugly status her city held in this filthy underground. And then it smacked her in the face, just as the Super Bowl was coming to town in 2008. Scared, repulsed, frantic, but determined, she risks her life trying to save girls forced into sex slavery. Jana speaks about her research and agony in writing this novel at this, the official launch of thedeadgirlinthevacantlot.

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JANA BOMMERSBACH is one of Arizona's most acclaimed journalists and authors. She's been the state's "Journalist of the Year" and has been honored with two lifetime achievement awards as an "inspiration to the state's media community." Her inaugural book, The Trunk Murderess:Winnie Ruth Judd, was lauded as one of the nation's best non-fiction books. Her historical novel, Cattle Kate, won a similar accolade. This is her second book based on the character Joya Bonner, a Phoenix investigative reporter.
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