Little Lady. In his debut book, Sean McCauley brings the issue of human sex trafficking to the forefront in his fictional account revolving around a young girl who falls victim to modern slavery.
Little Lady follows Angel, a young girl driven to prostitution and drugs who dreams of home, but is forced to live out her days being used and under the control of her pimp. Angel looks for every opportunity to escape reality, finding hope through interaction with a colorful cast of characters including a young musician, a detective, a nurse, and her handler.
“Human trafficking is a crime of exploitation with an estimated 27.6 million victims worldwide at any given time,” said McCauley, who has supported multi-agency operations to disrupt international and national trafficking.
Sean James McCauley graduated from New Jersey City University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in History and a minor in English. He taught for seven years in New Jersey where he became a leader by focusing on student achievement, spearheading new research-based initiatives, mentoring incoming educators, and representing several statewide planning groups. During his time in the classroom, Sean enrolled in an Educational Leadership program at Western Governors University, where he completed his master’s degree in 2016.
Following his years teaching, Sean joined the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer — a lifelong dream in honor of his father, a Vietnam War veteran. Here, Lieutenant McCauley entered the Department of Defense apparatus as an intelligence officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) in Dayton, Ohio. For three years, the lieutenant supported many mission sets involving a large area of operations. McCauley also entered the National Intelligence University during his tenure at NASIC and further explored mission-related topics such as human trafficking. He continued his professional development while deployed to Afghanistan, where he flew 118 combat missions supporting coalition forces.
McCauley finished his second master’s in Strategic Intelligence in 2020. He returned to New Jersey where he was sworn into serving his state as a Captain within the New Jersey Air National Guard. In this role, he led one of the state’s Vaccination Mega-Sites and Veteran’s Home missions. He joined the classroom once more in Bayonne after four years of active duty and enrolled in the Rutgers United Nations Masters program. His academic and professional focus areas once again led to the research and exploration of human trafficking.
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