You may recall a few weeks back I (and many others) took part in the Overcoming Adversity bloghop by writing a piece of short fiction. The event was set in motion by fellow writer and blogger Nick Wilford as a clever way to help raise money for his son's (Andrew) unique educational needs. It was a great honor to be able to help out, and now I'd like to extend the offer to help to all of you.
Nick has compiled all of the stories into one volume, and is selling it as an eBook (and soon as a paper copy as well). Proceeds from the book will go toward Andrew's educational expenses.
So you can help, too, by simply purchasing a copy of the book. (And getting others to do the same.) It's definitely a win/win, because I've read many of the stories and essays within the volume, and they're just outstanding. Some will evoke a few tears, and others will just entertain.
You'll likely see this book all over the place this week, so please share the news as you can.
Here's what it's all about, and where you can get the book:
|Cover design and concept by DRC & Ella|
The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.
Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.
Where you can purchase:
Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/.