Author raises awareness and helps fight human trafficking via sales of her new novel


Gathering the Indigo Maidens, a novel written for women, about women, to help women, sheds light on the little discussed, forbidden topic of human trafficking.

In an unrelenting tale of three historical Latina figures, Gathering the Indigo Maidens, takes the reader on a journey that befalls the indigo gathering maiden in Quito, Ecuador in 1699, to the failed printing dynasty of Maria de Rivera Calderon y Benavides in Mexico City in 1754, to the indigo ink protest sign  in 1889 that sentenced Modesta Avila of San Juan Capistrano to San Quentin prison, all while incorporating the modern day life and emotions of an esteemed art collector from Laguna Beach, Calif.

“My novel intertwines the mysterious history of a 17th century Spanish Colonial painting, the lives of three nearly forgotten historical women, and the grim, sadistic, modern-day world of human-trafficking for sexual exploitation,” says author Connie Spenuzza (pen name “Cecilia Velástegui”).  read more…


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