(from product page description) : 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.
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.
Sample review (excerpt) :
“From beginning to end this compilation is about variety. The writers are from all over the world, the stories cover a wide range of genre, and even the point of view changes from one tale to the next. The styles are different and the stories come in different lengths. What is there not to like? This is a variety performance of the written word.
“There are poignant tales, those that will make you laugh, and others that will make you wish there was a draft from a window causing that tear, but the main thrust of this review is that there is just so much entertainment in this book. I wanted to highlight a couple of authors and stories, but having tried, it was too difficult, and I decided, unfair.
“The icing on the cake for me is to know that all profits from sales of this book are being donated to the Macmillan Cancer Support funds, and that really is worth shouting about.”
“a beginner’s view: the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”
You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology –
100% of Proceeds to Charity
October 24, 2015
Related Categories : Short Stories – Family – Yoga – Charities
It’s not often one gets to contribute to a cause and be told all proceeds (royalties etc) from the sale to the customer are going to charity.
Like a recent fund drive to help the earthquake victims in Nepal via Yoga Dork, where 100% of proceeds went to the charity, Ian Moore, a UK author, along with help from several other writers, organized and brought together a quite disparate group of writers to generate funds for a charity group.
We were asked, if we wished to participate, to write anything we wished in any style we wanted but “relationships” as the focus. All proceeds from sales collected would go to the Macmillan Cancer Support.
Very recently, Ian posted on FB saying, “We are making progress via the You’re Not Alone venture. This poll rates me at number 18 of the top 100 raising awareness and funds to tackle this global disease. We, as a group, can all be very proud of what we have accomplished so far with our anthology” and referenced this article: http://www.onalytica.com/blog/posts/cancer-care-top-100-influencers-brands/
I’m very proud to have been able to contribute to this effort.
My own short, The Yoga Bowl, is currently only available in the anthology. The story involves some of the same extended family cast I use in all my recent books, in this case featuring the grandmother, Rosetta, and two of her grandchildren, brothers Buzz and Zilker who are about nine and ten.
It’s a story of how the grandmother convinces the two boys, who are lonely for their grandfather who’s off doing part time work, that they can communicate with him through ringing a yoga bowl outside on the ground. That it had been raining all week on spurred the two boys to try the idea out.
In the anthology, contributed to by many writers I’ve read, though none of which I know personally, the range of styles and locations of the stories is vast. Writers from parts of Europe, including the UK, Ireland and Spain, plus the US, and even as far as Hawaii, all contribute short pieces.
Mirroring Tom Benson above in the review excerpt, I won’t try to pick out one or two writers to feature. Too many good pieces to choose from. Might as well be a list of all the writers (smiles).
You’re Not Alone is available on Amazon, including Kindle Unlimited, at : http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/
Additionally, it is also available in paperback format.
Thank you so much,
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
*** INTEGRATING YOGA FITNESS AND THE ARTS