IamA Scott Carney, author of "The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers" Ask me anything.
I’m Scott Carney, investigative journalist and author of “The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers”. For six years I was a Contributing Editor for Wired and Mother Jones where I tracked down many of the ways that body parts are bought and sold illegally around the world. Some of you may just have seen an article that I wrote about a man who kidnapped people in India and sold their blood one pint at a time. That story really just scratches the surface of what is a global problem.
The Red Market came out in 2011, and since I have your attention, I’m happy to announce that I submitted my second book to my publisher at Penguin last month and it will come out sometime in 2015. It's about the life of Ian Thorson, a Stanford graduate who ended up dying while trying to reach enlightenment in the Arizona desert. You can read the story I wrote about him in Playboy last year here: http://www.scottcarney.com/2013/06/death-and-madness-on-diamond-mountain/.
What else? You can follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/sgcarney (proof tweet included)
Or check out my website: http://scottcarney.com
Or perhaps buy the red market:, because, you know….. RAMPART http://www.amazon.com/Red-Market-Brokers-Thieves-Traffickers/dp/0061936464
Stealth edit fun that you didn't know about me: I graduated Kenyon College in 2000 in the same class as John Green and Ransom Riggs. In fact, Randy and I shared a house during my senior year)