The Overcoming Adversity Book Launch



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.

Purchase Links:





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 cover was designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson - two awesomely creative ladies! Here are their blog links:

33 comments

  1. Oh this book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read, I love inspiring stories.

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  2. Wow, this is fantastic! What a wonderful way to give back and help someone in need.

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  3. Such a wonderful gesture from an obviously loving father. And what can I say about the contributing authors??? Yeah, really cool folks! I'll spread the word, Don.

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  4. We are all cheering for Nick! :D

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  5. Best of luck to Nick and to Andrew.

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  6. Yeah!! I love seeing this everywhere!

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  7. I've seen this everywhere today. Good luck to them!

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  8. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. All the best to Nick and Andrew! (:

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  9. Just saw this on Alex's blog! Best of luck to Nick and Andrew!

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  10. Nicely done! Congrats to Nick n' Andrew~
    :D

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  11. I hope this is doing awesome. I'll be downloading my copy today.

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  12. Downloading my copy this evening!

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  13. I've seen this on several blogs today. I will definitely buy a copy, Don! Thanks for doing this. Such a shame that the UK can't provide Andrew with the education he needs. Book bloggers are the most generous people I know, so I'm sure this will raise the needed funds.

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  14. Off to buy a copy - what a great cause!

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  15. Nick sure got this put together and published quickly, didn't he? Kudos to all you bloggers who helped him put this project together. I hope he sells a bazillion copies. (I've got mine!)

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  16. I'm hoping this book sells a ton. Am proud to be part of this project!

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  17. An amazing collaboration of blogging authors. A worthy cause. I will enjoy reading my copy.

    And you are definitely cream of the crop of upcoming authors.

    .......dhole

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  18. Inspiring bloggers want to share: http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/2013/03/very-inspiring-blogger-award-round-1.html You've been nominated! :) Best of the day to you!

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  19. Hi again, DL!

    Just wanted to let you know you came second in the Unpublished Blogger with Awesome Writing Style category in the Paying Forward Awards. Congrats!

    Please check out my blog to see how you can claim your prize.

    Misha

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  20. Awesome. This is so great. Kudos to all of you for doing this~ :o) <3

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  21. This is pretty cool. I like that you all
    did this. Hope it sells a ton and he
    gets to go to the school that he wants.
    That would be very cool.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

    PS: I came THIS close to being your
    1094th follower. THIS close.

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  22. I'm so smitten with this whole project and proudly own the book. :) I'll tweet this post riiiight NOW!

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  23. Best wishes to Nick and Andrew!
    I can't wait to get my hands on a paperback copy!

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  24. Congrats to Nick for getting this anthology together!

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  25. I've seen a lot of love for this book over the past few days. :D

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  26. What a worthwhile project, DL. I think it's awesome, and hope he gets what he needs to send his child to school!

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