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Welcome to our website. Myakka Press is proud to announce the release of Separated at the Border - A Novel, by Michael Walsten.

In Separated at the Border, Diamond Herrera, a 24-year-old freelance journalist and Jason Taylor, an ex-Army Ranger and journalism professor team up to fight human trafficking and abuse at a privately-run immigrant youth detention facility in the Florida Everglades. Along the way, Di and Jason are forced to take on a Miami-based gang and a corrupt facility administrator while skirting the law and dodging a suspicious Broward County Sheriff's detective.

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Separated at the Border is now available in trade paperback and ebook from Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other quality booksellers

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ISBN: 978-1-7335052-0-8

10% of all profits will be donated to the ACLU and Catholic Charities to support immigrant family reunification.


"The system is nearing a breaking point, with a record 14,000 minors at about 100 sites — a human crisis, but also a moneymaking opportunity."

- The New York Times

"Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities."


"Ex-migrant shelter employee found guilty of molesting unaccompanied minors."

- USA Today

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