Your Dispatches: December 2010 Archives
Friday December 3, 2010
Tanna Patterson of Creston, B.C. heard Annie Correal's Kidnap Radio and added some thoughts about her own work on the subject.
Thank you for airing "Kidnap Radio," a fascinating program about the radio station linking hostages in the Colombian jungle to their loved ones.
My new novel (Oct. 2010) "Butterflies in Bucaramanga," published by NeWest Press, is a fictionalized account of the 1998 kidnapping of Creston driller Ed Leonard, from his place of work in Colombia. It is also the story of his family, trying (unsuccessfully) to glean information from Foreign Affairs and the Canadian mining company, and it is the story of the drill boss who exchanged his own freedom for that of his worker.
Butterflies play a significant role in the hostage's survival. On Dec. 10, the profits from Butterflies in Bucaramanga will be directed to Amnesty International's "Write for Rights" campaign to end political killings, "disappearances" and torture. Thank you for such an interesting program and for all of your dispatches from Colombia which I followed religiously when writing my book.
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- Fri., 26 – Seoul... kimchi, an aid to weight control
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