Human Trafficking is No Longer an International Phenomenon
By taking the independent approach to filmmaking, author A.L. Smith has opted to bypass traditional paths into the film industry. Independent filmmaking is a growing trend that promotes diversity in storytelling, particularly for stories about women and those from under-represented groups of filmmakers.
A.L. Smith is a native Louisianan and practicing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. In 2010, she traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and provided anesthesia services to a countless number of victims, many of whom were children. The experience impacted her views concerning socioeconomic disparity in the U.S. and abroad. Her second novel, "Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana’s Story," was heavily influenced by her experience in Haiti.
"Smith’s voice is both sturdy and elegant, delivering blunt, edgy prose that’s never lurid...an uncompromising but profound urban tale from an incisive author." -Kirkus