Missing Girl

Missing Girl

by Piper Punches


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991093632
Publisher: Piper Punches
Publication date: 01/30/2014
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Piper Punches grew up in a rural Missouri town in the far west suburbs of St. Louis. As early as kindergarten, Piper began her adventure as a storyteller. It wasn't long before others caught on that her talented storytelling was actually a disguise for her tendency to be a pathological liar. Luckily, by the time high school rolled around she got her act together and began to channel her bad girl tendencies into something constructive.

By the age of 16 she had written her novel, Silent Witness; a John Grisham- like tale about the treachery and brutality of the Colombian cartel. Before ever hitting the book shelves, Silent Witness was adapted into a screenplay that was picked up by a major Hollywood studio. It was at this time that Piper learned the harsh lessons of Hollywood and the literary world. NEVER pay an agent one measly dollar until you have a contract in your hands and listen to your parents when they advise you against blindly sending $500 to have your dreams come true overnight. Sometimes parents actually know what they are talking about.

For the next several years (okay, about 20 years) Piper held onto her dream of becoming a published novelist, but decided to take up procrastination instead. It didn't pay well, but it sure felt great to get nothing accomplished and pursue other random dreams. Finally, in 2012, after an eight year period as a social worker and a seven year stint as a business owner Piper decided it was time to get back into the habit of storytelling . . . err, writing. She began freelancing and ghost writing for several popular websites, while continuing to postpone writing her original work.

Piper's mother had told her during her teenage years that writers write what they know. Of course, she didn't take her mother's advice back then and continued to write about drug cartels (because didn't you know that every 16 year old living in rural Missouri knows about drug cartels? Meth - maybe. Colombia drug runners - no). However, in true Piper fashion, after 20 years she finally took that parental advice.

In October of 2013, Piper debuted her first novel, The Waiting Room, a story about the complexities of family, the invisible bonds that connect people, and the pain that can reverberate through the choices we make.

Piper Punches lives 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis with her husband and two daughters. She continues procrastinate and write on a daily basis and is excited to share her stories with readers each and every day!

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Missing Girl 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Book_Bug_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I loved this novella. It's such a tragic subject that is all too real and not talked about enough. It happens everywhere. Human Trafficking. Sophia was just another teenager living in the crappy part of town. She wanted something different, and had no idea that her life would change in a second by someone she has known all her life. She suddenly found herself thrust into the underground world of human trafficking. Now Sophia is dead and she wants to tell her story. Now a sex slave Sophia had to face countless decisions on how she can fight for her life or just follow along. Decisions we could all say are easy, while we sit back in the comfort of our homes. Decisions that are much harder to make once you stare the devil in the face. A very emotional story. I was heartbroken from the first page on. A fate that no one should be dealt. I loved that this novella addressed the issue of human trafficking. I feel like it's one of those topics that really don't get much attention and this story brings it to light in a very touching and intense way. If this book is just a taste of what is to come, I have found a new author to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hee firdt book The Waiting Room was agreat read! I can't wait to read another story by her!