On Teen Talk: Jennifer Maggio, single moms; Rachel Hendrix, October Baby; Margaret Daley, Human Trafficking

What a JAM-packed show this is going to be. I can’t wait to bring you these three fabulous guests! First Jennifer Maggio and I will chat about teen pregnancy and life as a single mom. She visited Parent Talk in the previous hour, but now has something special to share with you.

Jennifer Maggio is a nationally-recognized author and speaker, Jennifer Maggio, has a passion to see all women living the life God intended. Her personal journey through teen pregnancy, severe abuse, and homelessness is leaving audiences riveted. She has allowed God to transform her “mess” into her “message”.

She is founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries and Overwhelmed: The Single Moms Magazine. She has been featured on more than 100 radio and television programs and her work has been endorsed by some of the nation’s leading ministries, including The 700 Club, Focus on the Family, Moody Institute and more.



Next, Rachel Hendrix will Join me. She plays Hannah in October Baby.

OCTOBER BABY follows the dramatic, humorous, romantic story of 19-year-old Hannah, who goes on a road trip to find answers after learning she is adopted and the survivor of an attempted abortion. Offering a life-affirming, uplifting take on an often polarizing topic, OCTOBER BABY is distributed by Provident Films—known for its leadership in the faith film arena with films such as FACING THE GIANTS, COURAGEOUS and FIREPROOF—and Samuel Goldwyn Films, the distributor of FIREPROOF, AMAZING GRACE and FACING THE GIANTS.

You saw me before I was born.” Psalm 139:16 (NLT)

As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.

After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.

Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future.

In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.

OCTOBER BABY shines a light on a real but little-known topic, the survivors of attempted abortions.  A statistic few track, survivors themselves say there are thousands of individuals who survived attempted abortions. Many of these survivors have grown up to speak out on life-related issues.

The film stars newcomer Rachel Hendrix as Hannah and features John Schneider (Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard) and Jasmine Guy (A Different World) along with Jason Burkey and American Idol finalist Chris Sligh in his feature film debut. The film earned the Grand Jury Prize as the Best Fiction Feature at the 2011 Red Rock Film Festival, with Hendrix claiming the Special Achievement Award for Acting.


To wrap up the show, I’ll be talking with author, Margaret Daley about human trafficking. Tough subject, but one every teenager needs to hear about. Often.

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.
“Through crisp writing, Daley paints life-like characters engaged in a believable struggle that kept me turning pages to the satisfying ending.” — Richard L. Mabry, MD, Author of Lethal Remedy and the Prescription For Trouble series

“Fan favorite Margaret Daley wows readers with Saving Hope, her new release in the Men of the Texas Rangers series. Intense, gritty, exciting, and with a compelling love story…this book has everything a romantic suspense reader could want!” Marta Perry, Vanish in Plain Sight, HQN Books

“Saving Hope is a story straight from the headlines. Missing teens, a Texas Ranger Dad, and a woman who just wants to make a difference in the lives of the girls she loves, all come together in an explosive story that will make you turn the pages as fast as possible to get to the end–which has a nice twist that you won’t see coming. Just make sure you have plenty of time to read because you WON’T want to put this one down. A fabulous romantic suspense.” — Lynette Eason, best-selling, award-winning author of the Women of Justice Series.

“Margaret Daley’s Saving Hope is a beautifully told story of second chances with very real characters who stayed with me long after I finished the book. I’ll be looking for more Texas Rangers stories from her!”~Robin Caroll, author of the Evil series and the Justice Seekers series

Join us on Teen Talk Radio at 11am EST, Friday, March 23rd. 


  1. Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Thanks for your time!

    1. Thanks so much, Karyn!

      Are you looking for teen issues or parenting topics? Happy to help!

  2. October Baby looks an interesting and probably highly emotional film to me. I never given thought of people who were actually survivors of attempted abortions, so this will be an eye-opener for me.

    1. totally agree, Scarlett! I had Claire Culwell on Teen Talk Radio about a year ago. Her mom had an abortion, but didn’t realize there were two babies in there. By the time she figured it out, it was too late and Claire survived. It’s an amazing story.

      I can’t wait to see October Baby either!

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