The only thing worse than being an abandoned child, is a child abandoned because he's deaf

BOISE, Idaho - Jan. 8, 2019 - PRLog -- Author and volunteer for the deaf, Danielle Calloway, highlights a true life story of a young deaf boy (Nicolás) in Ecuador. Her debut novel, The Lost Child, tells the story of young Nicolás' life on the streets and the perils he faces.

Abandoned by his step-father because of his disability, and alone in a country of overwhelming poverty, Nicolás must face life without security, always a step ahead of being caught by those who would further mistreat him, until he is found by a caring police officer, and a social worker volunteer, both of whom who must defy the odds to keep him safe.

"The word 'deaf' seems to be not very PC," explains Calloway, "however, to the deaf community, 'hearing impaired,' is an insult. The word 'impaired' implies they are defective. They are deaf, and deaf encompasses a whole culture, not just the inability to hear."

Through her words in "The Lost Child" Calloway hopes to bring attention to both the plight of the deaf, but in particular to the young children lost to the world in places like Ecuador.

"We can all make a difference," Calloway adds. "Some people like Nicolás only receive kindness from strangers. I only hope 'The Lost Child' motivates people to seek more ways to be kind."

Published by AltPublish, "The Lost Child" is a powerful story of life, death, fear and hope, that resonates with all readers. In particular, it is Calloway's hope that the deaf community will recognize its powerful message to be shared globally.

"The Lost Child" is available for pre-order in print and eBook formats, on Amazon ( and other retailers, with a release date of January 18, 2019. If you would like a review copy, please contact the publisher below and one will be provided.

Danielle Calloway is available for interviews, live discussions (via Skype) and potential personal appearances when she is in country. Please contact her through her publisher below.

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