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Girl, Taken is the award-winning best-selling book written by Elena Nikitina.

Elena's memoir GIRL, TAKEN - A True Story of Abduction, Captivity and Survival won the Gold literary award in 2019 at the Global eBook Award competition. Elena’s story was the lead radio documentary on the BBC. Elena’s book was recognized in the media and press: local news, on BBC worldwide and a talk show in London, UK.


Books by Elena Nikitina


About Elena Nikitina


Girl, Taken in Media

Elena Nikitina, an award-winning author of the best-selling book Girl, Taken writes about the process of becoming a writer, including what it takes to get published and how to succeed and become a best-selling author.

You will be inspired enough to turn your own life story into a book and learn how to overcome common writers' challenges.

Turn Your Life Story into a Book

Deal with Rejections

Finding a Literary Agent

Create a Pitch Letter

Meet our Star Authors.


We celebrate our favorite writers and recognize their accomplishments in the literary world. 




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