I’d planned to do these book announcements last Friday, but it just became too much for one post, so I’m giving them their due today. Congratulations to Nick, Mark, and Chad. Help them make a splashing success. Then meet me over at Misha’s.
You’ll find a story by me in here, too.
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.
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.
The Serapis Fraktur by Mark Grove
A rich collector awakens from cryogenic sleep in 2460 to find himself the leader of a galaxy-wide business conglomerate based on his strong sense of ethics and integrity. A new time machine comes online about the same time. Because of his interest in history, art, and antiques, he uses the time machine to recover the lost contents of ancient libraries and extract historical figures like Edison.
Available from Smashwords
Go Mark! He’s been a great supporter of The Backworlds series. I can’t wait to read his book. He says my series helped inspire it. Awesome. Mark’s Blog.
The Inventor’s Secret
Taken from Laura Eno‘s blog who totally took it from Elizabeth Seckman‘s blog, who totally took it from Peggy Eddleman‘s blog:
A call for help from one writer to all the others!! We have a comrade in need: Chad Morris.
While Chad’s book is launching, he’s not busy marketing… he’s fighting along side his nine-year-old daughter as she battles a brain tumor.
*The above are Elizabeth’s words *
Chad can’t be all over the net right now, but WE can!!!
Imagine a school in the year 2074 where students don’t read history, but watch it happen around them; where running in gym class isn’t around a track, but up a virtual mountain; and where learning about animals means becoming one through an avatar.
Welcome to Cragbridge Hall, the most advanced and prestigious school in the world. Twin siblings Abby and Derick Cragbridge are excited as new students to use their famed grandfather’s inventions that make Cragbridge Hall so incredible. But when their grandfather and parents go missing, the twins begin following a trail of clues left by their grandfather. They must find out where their family is, learn who they can trust, and discover what secrets are hidden within Cragbridge Hall.
Abby and Derick soon realize they are caught in a race with a fierce adversary to discover their grandfather’s greatest secret–a dangerous discovery that could alter both history and reality.
Chad Morris grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. (Inspired by Animal from the Muppets, he’s been banging on drums since he was eight years old.) After high school, he wrote and performed sketch comedy while going to college, and eventually he became a teacher and a curriculum writer. He lives in Utah with his wife and five kids. Chad would love to teach at Cragbridge Hall. Unlike Oscar Cragbridge, however, he hasn’t really invented anything, though his son once sketched out blueprints for a machine that would turn celery into cookies.
And don’t forget to meet me over at Misha’s.