A while back I took part in a blogfest hosted by Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribblings that involved posting fictional stories, or real-life observations about the topic of overcoming adversity. Nick's intention was to take the submissions and turn them into a fundraising effort to send his 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. The proceeds from the anthology will allow him to progress, develop, and go on to a fulfilling career.
That day is now here.
The anthology is 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 (hopefully, that would be me).
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.
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.
The cover was designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson - two awesomely creative ladies! Here are their blog links: