Monday, 4 March 2013

Overcoming Adversity Anthology Launches and a moustache!

Hi guys, today I am super excited and honoured to be part of the launch for Nick Wilford's anthology. Full details are below so I urge you to grab a copy and help raise funds for Andrew.  Thank you.
 
 
 
Blurb:
A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.

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.
 

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK

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 HERE
 
 





The  beautiful cover was designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson - two awesomely creative ladies!  Here are their blog links:
 
 
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I'd also like to give a shoutout to another young person and her family currently trying to overcome adversity. Shallee McArthur highlighted Maddie on her blog over the weekend.  A little girl diagnosed with a brain tumour. Apparently Maddie finds moustaches hilarious so, in the hope of making Maddie smile,  I posted this photo. Sending lots of love and prayers to Chad, Shelly, Maddie and the rest of the family. Chad is a fellow writer, his book The Inventor's Secret  is a MG time travel adventure.
 

 

30 comments:

  1. I hope Nick manages to get his son into an appropriate college.

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  2. Hi Suzanne .. such good news the wonderful anthology has been published and I love that cover - glad you've given them a shout out ...

    I too hope ;the book raises lots of funds for Andrew ... and he can continue his obviously much loved education ... cheers Hilary

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    1. It's such a great idea. I'm sure it will raise lots of funds for Andrew.

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  3. Congrats to Nick. My prayers to Maddie and her family.

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  4. Great to see Nick's book getting so much attention.

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  5. Congratulations to Nick! I have my copy.

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    1. Al - Thank you.

      Julie - It's great!

      Alex - Dowloading my copy tonight!

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  6. I started reading OA the other night...great stuff

    Thanks for highlighting both of these great causes.

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  7. Huzzah for Nick, Shelly and Chad! Overcoming adversity like champs! :)

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    1. Mark - I'm looking forward to reading it!

      David - A big huzzah for them all from me too!

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  8. Dear Suzanne,

    I am heartened to note you put up this very important announcement. And the book is most timely for me. Inspiration through adversity can be such a positive driving force for us all.

    Thank you for this, Suzanne and all the very best to Nick with this.

    Be well, my friend.

    Gary

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    1. I am happy to help spread the word and support others, Thank you, Gary for all you do to support others.

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  9. Yay for Nick! Best wishes for him and for the little girl who loves mustaches!

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  10. Thanks for the links - will check them out.

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  11. All the best to Nick, Andrew and Maddie. They are true warriors.

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    1. Linda - Thanks.

      Jenn - Sending them all tonnes of love.

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  12. Love this anthology--it's such a wonderful idea! I'll have to pop by Shallee's, too!

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  13. I snagged my copy this morning! Love the 'stache! :)

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  14. I love your photo and how kindhearted~

    Yes, this is a wonderful collaberation!
    Congrats to Nick n' Andrew

    I loved what you shared!
    :D

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  15. i just saw about this young man's book---sounds great---prayers for maddie<3

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  16. This is such a great thing - everybody coming together to help someone!

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  17. Ella - Thank you for visiting. It is good to be able to help even if only in a small way.

    Lynn - Thanks, Lynn.

    Sherry - There is indeed power in numbers.

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  18. Great photo, Suzanne and thanks for the shout out! Sorry for getting here so late!

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    1. No worries, Nick. I hope it has gone well!

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  19. How did I miss this? You were one of the first on the call. (I think it was while I was cooped up in a hospital.) Thanks SO much for the love. We really appreciate it. And I love your picture. Maddie laughed :)

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    1. I'm glad Maddie is now home and I send you all the very best.

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