A percentage of the proceeds from sales of Amalie's novels go to support one of a number of agencies committed to making the world a better place.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Branson Wallace suffers from Pulmonary Fibrosis in The Clay Lion. When Amalie began writing the novel, she had never heard of the disease. She chose Pulmonary Fibrosis because it strikes both the young and the elderly, frequently results in death, and in many cases, has no known cause or cure.
Although Branson is a fictional character, thousands of real people struggle and die from Pulmonary Fibrosis each day. Amalie now helps the community by spreading awareness about the disease. If you are interested in finding out more ways that you can help or would just like to become more informed about the disease, please visit
www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org by clicking the logo below:
Childhood Cancer Research
In April of 2010, tragedy struck the Turner family when six-year-old daughter Lauren was diagnosed with leukemia. As a friend of the family, Amalie watched helplessly as the little girl battled for several years, finally succumbing to the disease in October of 2013. You can watch a video about Lauren's story here.
To honor Lauren's memory, Amalie completed the Charleston Half-Ironman, raising funds for the children's ward of the hospital where Lauren spent many months of her short life. She also supports childhood cancer research by donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of The Clay Lion to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Please click on the links to the right to read about ways you can help put an end to childhood cancer.
Human Trafficking Awareness
One of the story lines woven through Among the Shrouded deals with the horror of human trafficking. Amalie volunteers at high schools spreading awareness about modern day slavery to young women who may be at risk if they are unaware of its presence in our society.
In 2014, Among the Shrouded readers donated over 200 bras to Free the Girls, an organization dedicated to helping formerly trafficked women return to society in Mozambique. Click on the logo to learn how you can help.
A Note from amalie...
When I decided to write the Sevens Prophecy Series, I knew I wanted to give a voice to some of the larger issues in our world which are difficult to discuss - the thousands of women and children who have been forced into sexual slavery, the pain and indignity of domestic violence, the tragedy of third world poverty and first world body shaming, as well as the catastrophic effects of climate change on our ocean's coral reefs. Please know that although I’ve written works of fiction, there’s nothing fictional about the real-life anguish actual men and women facing these issues experience each and every day.
Here are some of the facts:
“An estimated 2.5 million people are in forced labor (including sexual exploitation) at any given time as a result of trafficking, the majority of these trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age, and 98% of those used for forced commercial sexual exploitation are women and girls.
Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner, and globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. That's about one in nine people on earth. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished. However, if women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. The best-known contributor to the development of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is the body dissatisfaction (40-60%) of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) who are concerned about their weight or about becoming too fat. This concern endures through life.
Climate change is the greatest global threat to coral reef ecosystems. Scientific evidence now clearly indicates that the Earth's atmosphere and ocean are warming, and that these changes are primarily due to greenhouse gases derived from human activities.”
I implore you to learn more about what you can do to increase awareness or help put an end to these issues by taking a few minutes of your day to read the information on the following websites which served as a few of my fact sources:
Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
United Nations Global Compact
World Health Organization
World Food Programme
National Eating Disorders
End Slavery Now
End Human Trafficking
U.S. Department of State
Not For Sale Campaign
In the words of the great 18th century abolitionist William Wilberforce:
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”