Welcome to Author Roberta Gately
Roberta Gately, author of The Bracelet, has served as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker in war zones ranging from Afghanistan to Africa, about which she wrote a series of articles for the BBC World News Online. She is also the author of the novel Lipstick in Afghanistan.
Past — without technology, people have to connect on a more personal level. I grew up that way writing letters, speaking on the phone. I still prefer that to emails and text messages.
A good book, a sturdy blanket (which can be transformed into a bed or tent or shelter) and a book of matches to last me until I could master the art of starting a fire.
To Kill A Mockingbird — a story of courage and integrity and filled with characters that will stay with you a lifetime.
Coffee with Oreo pieces
When I splurge on a real breakfast, I go for scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries and a bagel with cream cheese. As you might imagine, I don’t splurge very often.
Early bird — I love the quiet and solitary beauty of early morning.
No contest — I want the chocolate — it’s M&Ms for me.
The Bracelet is a gripping mystery that exposes the hideous real life issue of human trafficking.
I would live in the fictional southern town of Maycomb, the setting in To Kill A Mockingbird. I love the idea of a simpler time and a slower pace where people take time for each other.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I still love it.
What is your favorite Quote?
My favorite is one that my mother told me — “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.”
Zero Dark Thirty.
Neither — Fall is my favorite season.
Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist.
At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery — and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet — the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.
1 copy of The Bracelet
Open to US/Can