Saturday, December 10, 2016

K-lee Starland, Author Of ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’, Named As Finalist In ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards

K-lee Starland was picked from a field of hundreds of authors. Her book, entitled ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’, is a fictional account of a group of mafia women determined to fight child trafficking.

K-lee Starland, PhD., author of ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’, has been named as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. Starland was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’ is the story of a group of mafia women who join together to rescue the girls their husbands transport in to sell.

In the story line of the book, the lines between family, duty, and honor are dangerously blurred. The 1950s find mafia boss Don Amato Rizoso determined to enter the lucrative human trafficking business. The only thing standing in his way? Loretta, Mary, Doris, Georgiana, and Meredith — the wives of Don Amato’s most loyal and effective underlings.

In the egregious absence of any federal laws or Immigration Customs Enforcement task force, these five wives are forced to go head-to-head with San Leandro’s most corrupt group of players. Even as they desperately attempt to keep their identities a secret in order to protect all that is dear to them, these powerful women form their own group to rescue the victims of modern-day slavery.

But if they thought things would get easier as they adjusted to this life of vigilante justice, they were dead wrong. Mass slaughter, forbidden love, and a son whose secret threatens his life prove that fighting for what they believe in is anything but easy.

From Cambodia to Phoenix to Kiev to Los Angeles, the La Gran Sorellanza women embark on a mission that spans the globe.

“The trafficking of children is a two billion dollar illegal slavery business. I wrote this book in order to bring awareness of this travesty in a way that is enjoyable, informative and palatable to the reader. Greater awareness leads to greater action to end child exploitation.”

Starland's book is a winner of the 2016 Beverly Hills International Book Awards. In addition, The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza has received rave reviews. In a recent Readers Favorite review, Gisela Dixon said, "The writing is strong, powerful, and quite inspiring. I hope books such as these bring basic human rights issues to light and place them at the forefront of discussions. A great read!  A recent Amazon review stated, “Fascinating story, strong female characters and a story that will open your eyes to the HUGE problem of human trafficking.” Another said, "Gripping plot. Easy to read and comprehend the magnitude and brutality of the human trafficking problem."

Other books by K-lee Starland include 'Your International Human Rights: How They Apply In Your Daily Life', 'Quantum Harmonics: The Evolution of Energy for Optimal Health and Healing', 'Higher Level Healing: A Bird’s Song', and 'Changing The Rules: The Resurgence of the Feminine'.

K-lee Starland is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at ‘The Audacious Ladies of La Gran Sorellanza’ is available at online retail book outlets. Both her book and CD sets are available on Starland's website at

About K-lee Starland:

K-lee Starland works as an international human rights author and advisor to numerous governments and NGOs. Her interest in finding solutions to human trafficking is ongoing.  Her interests include Rights of the Child, Women’s Rights, writing, hiking, and reading. She is currently working on a novel, 'A Moment of Clarity', addressing the art of scamming through fraud and murder.


K-lee Starland