"After reading some of your writing, and seeing
your charity work, I am incredibly impressed.
Keep up the good work and may your life be
blessed with joy."

- Adam le Marais, June 2020

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Katy and Clara Yehonala outside the gates of the Orphanage


“The Orphanage of Secrets” is a novel about
hope, and a reminder of what is still happening
to children out of our sight, robbing them of
what most parents take for granted.

New Books


“… an immersive and gripping book that resonates deeply with the reader. Throughout, the characterisation is strong, memorable and nuanced suited to the intricate, powerful, compelling narrative .”

Rebecca Black, Austin Macauley Publishers

Clara Yehonala music

“Enjoy the beautiful Chopin Nocturne Opus 9, Number 2 as my gift to you. To receive this masterpiece please subscribe at the link below.

All those registering their email and purchasing the hard copy or e-book version of "The Diary of Katy Yehonala" will receive all four of Clara's musical performances. The book will be published in 2021

Latest blogs

Robert Barclay Author and woman in Chinese gardenRead more +26 March 2022 By Robert Barclay in Blog, home_blog

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Robert Barclay Author found Clara Yehonala much more agreeable than Katy was in an earlier conversation. Having thi ...
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Having this conversation with Katy was very difficult, and not just for the obvious reason you might think. The con ...
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The Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation

The trafficking of children to paedophiles, some as young as four or five years old, is the vilest crime in our society. As Director of my own charity, The Sunlight Foundation, I work with other charities who are doing heroic work in Cambodia rescuing and restoring the lives of young children sold into this evil trade. These children are our children and we all have a responsibility to act.

The Tragedy of Cambodia

I have visited many places in Cambodia and seen first-hand the grinding poverty that feeds the trafficking of children for sex. The hardest question to answer is always: why? Why do mothers sell their daughter's virginity and why is Cambodia the centre of this monstrous crime? Read my story here to understand part of the answer.

Any questions?

I'm always happy to answer questions about my books and articles and especially about the work of The Sunlight Foundation