Overcoming Adversity Anthology & Jamaican Kid Lit

Sunday, March 3, 2013



It’s here! Remember the Overcoming Adversity Bloghop? Nick Wilford has put together an anthology from that bloghop. The funds raised will contribute to his stepson’s education. Do support this worthwhile venture.Don't you just love the cover?

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:

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/.




As some of you know, I'm getting ready to launch a middle-grade series. As usual, I’ll need your help with spreading the word. 

The launch will be easy and different. Bloggers will post a blurb and a fun challenge for readers. More details will follow shortly. Meanwhile, feel free to add your link below.

I’ll be eternally grateful.

Here’s the blurb in a nutshell.

A domestic dispute.
A family shattered.
A shocking discovery.
A girl on a quest.
A life changed forever. 




34 comments:

  1. I'm taking part in the April A-Z Blogging challenge. Are you doing anything before or after April that I can take part in? Congrats on your MG book. Glad Nick got his book out and wish him luck raising the funds.

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    1. Sheena, I wanted to give myself more time, but considering your question, (which I'm sure will be asked again), I might as well do the switch now.

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  2. I'm so glad to be a part of the launch with you. This is such a wonderful cause!

    Good luck with your launch too!!!

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  3. Congratulations to Nick and Andrew! Honored to be a part of it.
    I have the same question - can I help before the Challenge begins?

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I had the launch date set for the second week in April, but revised that considering that people will be super-busy in the A-Z.

      Posting the material I'll provide for March 27 is the easy part. Taking part in the 'challenge' I'm coming up with is also optional, but will take a few minutes to do. More on that later.

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  4. I love the idea behind Nick and Andrew's book and wish them the best!
    And I should be able to help you spread the word about your new release on March 27th!

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  5. I admire Nick for taking on this project for his son. He's a beautiful person. I'm not signing up for your kidlit launch because it's the last week of my Monday Mania and it wouldn't be fair to the author I have that week. But if you'll send me stuff, I'll be happy to tweet and fb.

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  6. Nick is a good guy. What a big heart!

    As for your MG series, I'll be in Hawaii that week. If it extends into April, send me the info!

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  7. Awesome. I just saw someone on this over at Alex's blog.

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  8. Congrats to Nick!
    And you :D

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  9. I hope Nick sells a million copies. :D Happy Monday, Joy!

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  10. Thanks for supporting Nick, guys.

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  11. Congrats to Nick and best to Andrew! :) Been seeing this all over the blogosphere. Yay!

    I would love to help with your release. Looking forward to it:) Let me know details.

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  12. MDW, thanks for your good wishes.

    Rebecca. Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate your help. Details coming soon.

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  13. Love seeing Nick's anthology everywhere-- what an amazing thing to do. And good luck with your new book launch. Sounds like fun!

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  14. I signed up yesterday but somehow didn't leave a comment. Back again. Thank you for all your help with my book, Joy and I'm happy to help out with your MG launch!

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    1. No worries, Nick. I know you're busy and thank you!

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  15. Hey Joy!
    Congrats on the Kid Lit launch! I tried to sign up but had a bit of a problem! I'll try again later.

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  16. I love that Nick's Anthology is all over the blogosphere! Congrats to him and everybody involved in it!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. Got my copy! So cool we're all apart of it together. :)

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  18. I grabbed a copy too, awesome way for writers to show they care. And I'm looking forward to your bit release.

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