04 March, 2013

Book Release: Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology For Andrew Edited By Nick Wilford

Today's the release date of Overcoming Adversity, the book compilation of all the blogfest entries from the Overcoming Adversity Blogfest Nick Wilford hosted a month ago.

I should probably mention my short story's in the anthology; not only am I excited to contribute to a book created for such a good cause (see the blurb below) this is actually the first time a piece of fiction I wrote has appeared in anything other than my blog.

Here's the info for Overcoming Adversity:

Cover design by D.R. Cartwright; concept by Ella Wilson.

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:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Overcoming-Adversity-Anthology-Andrew-ebook/dp/B00BM62EZA
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Adversity-Anthology-Andrew-ebook/dp/B00BM62EZA
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/290822
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17452314-overcoming-adversity

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.

-----The Golden Eagle


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nick!

Suzanne Furness said...

This is a great idea and fabulous cause. Looking forward to downloading my copy this evening.

Elise Fallson said...

I can't wait to get a physical copy of this book. Wishing both Nick and Andrew the best. (:

L.G. Smith said...

Wishing Nick and Andrew the best with this. Hope it sells a bunch of copies. :)

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow - huge congrats with your story! What an anthology this is shaping up to be! All the very best to Nick and Andrew! Take care

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Fantastic cause. I will be sure to pick up a copy!

Pat Hatt said...

Seeing it all around, congrats on being in it too!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations to Nick! :D

shelly said...

Just bought my copy, tweeted, and shared.

Hugs and chocolate,

Rusty Webb said...

I've been seeing this book all around the interwebs today. Congrats on getting your story in there. I'll check it out.

Shallee said...

I've seen this around and think it is so cool. And how amazing that your story is in it! Can't wait to read.

Mark Means said...

Great stories for a great cause!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Golden Eagle .. great that your first piece of fiction is here - I'm looking forward to reading all the stories ...

More importantly - congratulations to Nick and I sure hope the fundraising is very successful ... cheers Hilary

Nick Wilford said...

I'm sure it's the first publication of many! Your piece was awesome, very different and original.

And thanks for helping to spread the word! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats to Nick!

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds truly excellent!

Mark Noce said...

Looks great! I've got it posted on my blog too:) It's nice to see this popping up all over the blog-o-sphere:)

michelle said...

There's been such a buzz throughout BloggyVille in support of the anthology!
Nick and Andrew rock!

Romance Book Haven said...

Sounds excellent, congratulations and all the best to Nick!


nutschell said...

Congrats to Nick and hurray for all the contributing writers!

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: Same from me.

Suzanne: I hope you like the anthology. :)

Elise: A physical copy would be cool.

L.G.: I hope it does, too, for Nick and Andrew!

Old Kitty: Thanks. I hope it does well!

Wendy: Awesome. :)

Pat: Thank you!

Carrie: Hoping the anthology sees great sales . . .

Shelly: I'm sure it's appreciated. :)

Rusty: Thank you.

Shallee: Hope you enjoy your copy!

Mark: Agreed. The anthology's built on a great idea.

Hilary: Me, too.

Nick: Thank you. :) I'm glad I could contribute something to the blogfest/collection!

You're very welcome.

Diane: Yup.

Charles: There were some great entries in the blogfest.

Mark: That's awesome. :)

Michelle: They do!

Nas: Thanks!

Nutschell: There are some amazing writers in the anthology.