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Author of Lydia’s Song

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Katherine Blessan is the author of the Christian novel Lydia’s Song: The Story of a Child Lost and a Woman Found about two women’s lives touched by the injustice of child-sex trafficking in Cambodia. She is also a short story writer and an emerging screenwriter.

As well as writing, she works as an English and Creative Writing tutor and an Examiner, together with juggling parenting and volunteering in the community. Katherine is married to Blessan – yes, her surname is his first name! – and they travel widely and love to meet new people. Katherine lives with her family in Sheffield, UK.

If you would like to get in touch with Katherine about any aspect of writing or tutoring feel free to use any of the social media contact links. Katherine is open to collaborating on writing projects of interest and leading creative writing workshops.

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Katherine’s Publications

Lydia’s Song

The story of a child lost and a woman found

This powerful novel gives a challengingly painful insight into the horrific truths of child sex-trafficking in Cambodia from the perspective of an 11-year-old Vietnamese girl, Song, who encounters "Safe Hands", an organisation dedicated to freeing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking. The book describes the raw suffering of sexual slavery and the poignancy of complex relationships affected by trafficking but concludes with a message of hope – that Christ’s power can enable love and forgiveness even in extreme cruelty and suffering.’ – Caroline (Baroness) Cox

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Lydia’s Song was a finalist in the Christian Fiction category of the Next Generation Indie Awards 2016.

Katherine’s short story ‘Travels by Wheelchair’ was shortlisted in the Patrician Press competition on the theme of Refugees and Peace-Keepers, 2016. It will be published in an anthology in February 2017.