A couple of weeks ago, Nick Wilford over at Scattergun Scribblings, came up with a little blog hop to help raise some money for his stepson's education. His stepson, Andrew, has cerebral palsy and his choices of colleges aren't as wide or varied in Scotland as we have here in America.
To that end, the goal of the hop was to gather material for a book Nick was planning and use the proceeds to help Andrew further his education.
I was happy to help out with a (last minute) entry and even happier to see the project come to fruition.
So, without further ado....I give you Overcoming Adversity.
Take it away, Nick.....
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.
"But Mark", I hear you thinking (I can, sometimes hear your thoughts, yes), "just where can I get my hands on this amazing anthology?"
Well, I'm glad you asked that....because Overcoming Adversity can be found at....
So head over and buy a copy...or two...or three...and enjoy some great stories on Overcoming Adversity. It's for a great cause.
Best of luck to Nick and Andrew!
I'll leave you, this Monday, with some cool music that's been running through my brain all weekend.
If you follow along on my other blog, you've seen how I've recently re-discovered my love for "Surf Music". Having grown up listening to The Ventures, The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, as well as many others (thanks dad), it was only natural that I carry my fondness of this music genre with me through and into my, ahem, later years.
So, if this doesn't get you going or, at the very least, your foot tapping then go back to bed!
The Ventures: Pipeline
Have a great Monday!