I sent this information out in my Newsletter, but for those of you who haven't seen it, my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, and several editors and authors have produced three volumes of short stories to raise money to help those affected by the terrible wildfires in Australia.
As of this moment, in the state of New South Wales alone, there are 60 separate bushfires burning, of which 20 are out of control. The weather forecast over the next few days is soul destroying as it's expected to be in the low 40's C - about 105 in F with strong winds. In some rural areas, those who have not left their homes have been told it is now too dangerous to move - there is no way out. They must stay and defend their houses.
This is a quote from Rhonda Penders, joint owner of the Wild Rose Press. (slightly amended with updated information.)
The result of that initial conversation, less than a month ago, is a 3 Volume Anthology. Over 40 authors donated a short story. The Wild Rose Press’ editors, artists and production staff donated their time and talents to edit these stories and compile them into an anthology._
Volumes 1and 2 have just released and are available to purchase on our website in print form. Volume 3 will be available shortly.
The ebooks- and volume 1 and 2 print (vol 3 to follow shortly) can be found on Amazon as well as any other distributor where you purchase ebooks. They're available now for pre-order and will be released on 14th February.
All proceeds from these 3 anthologies will go to help support the recovery of Australia. We asked Stephen to decide where the profits would go to do the best work and after much research he continued to come back to The Red Cross. We can identify where we want the donation to go and we will have it go directly to the efforts of The Red Cross in helping with the recovery effort in Australia."
My contribution is in volume 1, and is an historical western - a departure from my usual SF/Fantasy genre.
I hope you will be able to purchase at least one of these volumes to help with the aid efforts for our friends in Australia. There is a large variety of wonderful stories, something for everyone. Thank you.
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