Back in March I had an idea and approached an indie author group I hang with it. I say hang with because it makes us sound like a street gang, like yo, I’m just hangin’ with my homies; they’re creating worlds and telling stories, yo.
Anyway, the idea was to put together an anthology of short stories that would showcase our talents (which are significant). Ian D. Moore, author of Salby Damned and generally all-around good guy, took the idea and ran with it. While I’ve got a small group still putting together an anthology, Ian grabbed some folks and put together one of his own. Mine is still in progress (but close!), his is done and all the proceeds are going to charity.
In his own words:
“An international group of indie authors, inspired by the personal grief of one, decided to collaborate in the spring of 2015 in a project to create this multi-genre smorgasbord of original short stories, all with the same potent theme – relationships. Some are heartfelt, some funny, some poignant, and some are just a little bit scary – much like relationships themselves. All are by authors fired by the shared enthusiasm to give something back in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Cancer touches us all. It has in some way affected those who have contributed their time and talent here. This is our way of showing that we care.
Indie authors carry forward a revolutionary shift in publishing, which allows the author to be creative director in their own work. There are many exceptional, experienced and acclaimed writers who have decided to take this bold step in publishing. In producing this anthology we have also had the inestimable assistance on board of artists, graphic designers, and bloggers – all of whom have a place in our acknowledgments. You, the discerning reader, are the other vital part of this equation. By buying this book you are supporting the work of indie authors, as well as discovering their worth. You are also supporting the charity to which we have chosen to dedicate our work.
100% of the royalties earned or accrued in the purchase of this book, in all formats, will go to the Pamela Winton tribute fund, which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.”
Since I wrote one of the stories in the mix and it would smack of reviewing myself, I’m reticent to write a review of these stories, other than to say I really enjoyed them and there’s a great deal of talent in here. I will say this, though, if you’re looking for a good read this is a good read. Please buy a copy and enjoy it.