Happy Halloween! I hope you’re staying warm (and dry, those of you who met with Hurricane Sandy), and I wish you all a great night with friends and family… and good fiction.
While you’re looking for the perfect Halloween read, check out Inveterate Media Junkies’ series of posts today about the awesome anthology, Hazard Yet Forward! This collection of short stories sends all proceeds after Amazon’s cut to cancer-fighting superhero, Donna Munro. You can celebrate this evening by reading great fiction, spitting in cancer’s face, AND eating all that candy you couldn’t bring yourself to give away to the neighborhood kiddies. Yeah, I know about that secret Snickers bites bag.
Come on down to IMJ to learn about the amazing writers who have contributed to this anthology. There really is something for everyone!
You can read my column, The Princess and Her PS3, here.
You can read Heidi Ruby Miller’s column, Geek Girl Underground, here.
You can read Jason Jack Miller’s column, Sound Check, here.
Which is your favorite story from this anthology? I honestly can’t decide — there are so many amazing ones. Let me know if you have a recommendation!
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Here is an anthology that everyone will want. It offers just about every type of fiction you could need from top authors in their genres — and it supports one of the coolest writer chicks I know who is currently battling breast cancer like a champ. Read on for the press release, and get your copy today!
Seventy-six writers connected to the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction program have created a multi-genre charity anthology entitled Hazard Yet Forward. All proceeds from this project will benefit Donna Munro, a 2004 graduate of the program. Munro, a teacher living in St. Louis, Missouri, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. An active member of the SHU WPF alumni committee, Munro helps organize the school’s annual writing conference, the In Your Write Mind Workshop.
To aid Munro and her family, faculty members, alumni, students and friends of the Writing Popular Fiction program quickly responded to compile this massive anthology. The book features flash fiction, short stories and even a full-length novella. In total, there are 75 works from various genres, which makes this anthology one that features something for everyone.
Genres represented in the book range from horror to romance to mystery – and everything in between. Some of the notable writers in the anthology are World Fantasy Award winner Nalo Hopkinson, Bram Stoker winners Michael A. Arnzen and Michael Knost, Bram Stoker nominee Lawrence C. Connolly, ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults winner Jessica Warman, Rita finalist Dana Marton, Spur winner Meg Mims, Asimov’s Readers’ Award winner Timons Esaias and WV Arts and Humanities literary fellowships winner Geoffrey Cameron Fuller.
About Hazard Yet Forward, co-compiler Matt Duvall says, “It’s an unprecedented collection of stories from every genre imaginable.” This large volume is an electronic book for the popular Kindle platform and is available for purchase through Amazon starting August 7. It’s also reasonably priced. The book will be on sale for $9.99.
I am honored to be a part of this anthology. My story “God Corp.” is one that I penned around the time I first met Donna, so it is a special treat to be able to include it in this amazing collection.
More information about the anthology can be found at http://hazardyetforward.wordpress.com.
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This morning readers got some sad news: Borders will be closing 30% of its stores in a matter of weeks.
In my area, at least, Borders is one of the best places to go for books, community, and local literary flavor. It’s without a doubt one of my favorite stores.
Want to know whether your preferred Borders is on the chopping block? Check here. It’s a depressingly long list, but there is a search function where you can enter your city name or the store’s address to see if it appears.
Is this the future of print books that some have predicted will come as a result of computers and e-readers? I love my Kindle, as I’ve shared before. But it can’t meet all of my needs as a reader.
Is this another example of how stores like Amazon have attracted more customers with low prices and convenient access? It’s great to be able to check the reviews of a book online or order something I’d like to read in the future. Still, I’m an impulsive reader. I like to pick titles up the same day when the mood hits me.
One of my biggest concerns is the growing lack of locations to gather with a shared interests in books. What will become of the community setting that book stores currently provide? Is it enough to gather online?