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As you should know by now, I have a story in this. The choice of narrator was undertaken jointly by all of the authors. Dan posted samples from all the applicants on Facebook (in a private group) and we each listened and indicated our preference. I had no hesitation in choosing Kasi and am not surprised that the majority of the other authors agreed.
Meanwhile, I have recorded my own reading of my story and that will be posted in a virtual Halloween Party next week.
It is 7 or 8 years since the Laois Writers’ Group published an anthology which they sold in order to raise funds for the Cuisle Centre. By attracting sponsors and holding a slew of fund raising events we were able to defray the cost of having the book printed locally so that all sales proceeds went to the charity which supports patients and their loved ones following a diagnosis of cancer.
More recently, as Paul Ruddock’s post which follows explains, a group of authors from across the world contributed stories for an anthology published to support the UK’s Macmillan Fund which provides nursing care for cancer patients being cared for in their own homes. I am proud to have had a story accepted for the second such volume which will be published later this year. I am also assisting with the final preparation of the volume.
“In 2015 my good friend and fellow author, Ian D. Moore invited members of our FB writing group the IASD (see www.indieauthorsupportanddiscussion.com) to write and contribute original stories for an anthology of short stories on the theme of Relationships in all their many and varied forms. The idea was born out of the author’s personal loss of a much loved close relative to cancer. See more
Back in November I posted about coming third in Dan Alatorre’s “Word Weaver” contest with the theme of “Relationships”. The short listed stories are going to be published in an anthology soon. But we are stuck for a title. Feel free to offer your suggestions in the comments either here or on Dan’s original blog post.
As you know, I have a story in the anthology “The Box Under The Bed”. The book presently has almost 50 reviews on Amazon, some good some not. None of them tells potential readers about the individual stories. Now someone has done just that. Not on Amazon, but on his own website.
I’m sharing it with you here because it will tell you what he thought of all the stories so that you will have a better idea of whether it’s a book you would like to read. Of course I’m pleased that he found mine “deeply descriptive and engaging” That’s what I aim for in all my writing.
His final verdict on the whole book is that there are “Not enough [bad stories] for me to tell others not to read it . . . The diamonds, the strong stories, are well worth the cost of the book alone.”