Monday, March 4, 2013

3-2-1 Blast Off .....

Today, the Overcoming Adversity Anthology is blasting off! You remember a few weeks back bloggers around the sphere posted real life stories, flash fiction, poems, etc. on overcoming adversity? Well they've all been put into eBook format by Nick Wilford, and being sold as a fundraiser for his stepson with cerebral palsy. Soon to be in print as well!

This is such a great thing (and genius!) to do. My piece, along with many others, are included in this anthology and it's available now at

Amazon UK
Amazon US

Also can be found on GoodReads. Be sure to mark it as "to read" with a quick click on the GoodReads name. It's such a great way to pay it forward. This isn't just another indie novel, this is a book filled with encouragement from your friends and mine, for a very worthy cause ...

This guy right here:

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.

I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of Andrew around the blogosphere today. Learn more about him and Nick Wilford at Nick's blog Scattergun Scribblings. If everyone buys from one of the links above over the next few days, we can all help put Overcoming Adversity on the map. 

Also, Sharon Bayliss' book, The Charge is out for sale now on Amazon. Sharon will be here in a few weeks to share a bit about her book. It sounds incredibly cool. 

Have you heard about Overcoming Adversity? Do you have a piece published inside? If not, is there a time you overcame adversity? I'd love for you to share it in the comments! 


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nick! Honored to be a part of the anthology.
And congratulations, Sharon.

Al Diaz said...

This is so exciting in so many levels. It is a pleasure to join Nick in this adventure!

My best to Sharon and her book as well!

Old Kitty said...

Wish Nick and Andrew all the best with this fab anthololgy!! How amazing!!! yay! take care

Barbara Watson said...

What a great thing to contribute to!

Ella said...

Well done...Sharon's book looks fab~

Yes, Congrats to Nick n' Andrew!
Oh, yeah a few adversities~ :D
Hope you are doing well!

Jay Noel said...

I loved reading everyone's stories. So inspirational. Nick is doing a wonderful thing here. I look forward to reading more stories.

Karen Walker said...

I had no idea this was going on - must pay more attention. I will definitely go buy it, though.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Excellent shout out for Nick! I have been behind (aren't I always?!) but I am going to get that done!

J.L. Campbell said...

Need to hop over to Goodreads and mark it to read. Definitely a worthwhile project.

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Rebecca Green Gasper said...

This is so exciting and such a wonderful thing. Congrats to Nick and best to Andrew! :)

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Yes...I have a piece published inside Nick's book and I downloaded my copy this morning! :)

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fOIS In The City said...

PK, How wonderful and exciting this is for Andrew and all those who participated. It's an honor to join in this amazing journey :)

Also, the very best to Sharon with her book !

E.J. Wesley said...

Hope this is a huge win for Andrew! And I'm seeing Sharon everywhere lately, which is also a fantastic thing. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks for helping out with the launch, Pk. I love the story you contributed!

Congrats to Sharon!

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Michael Di Gesu said...

All the best Nick.

Thanks for sharing PK. Bought my copy this morning.

Michelle said...

Yay for Nick and Andrew!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know about this! I've already downloaded Sharon's, but I'll download Nick's as well!!

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations and all the best to Nick!

My very best to Sharon as well!


Joanne Fritz said...

I've been seeing Nick's book all over this week. How wonderful that you're all doing this for Andrew. I don't own a Kindle so I donated through Nick's blog.

As a survivor of a ruptured brain aneurysm, I know a little bit about overcoming adversity, though I know many other survivors who had it worse.

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations to Nick, and best of luck to him and Andrew!

I overcame adversity just by graduating elementary school, when my school's first principal never expected that of me and my parents were advised to institutionalize me. I have an "invisible disability" that didn't have a name when I was growing up.

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