100 Stories for Queensland

As I may have happily blurted before, having a new story go to print never grows old, and today I’m thrilled to announce that 100 Stories For Queensland has hit the shelves. It contains my story, “Riddles”—about a boy and his Grandfather and questions that arise during tough times.

The anthology is chocked full of more than a hundred uplifting, heart-warming stories of every genre. In a year where there has been so much global bad news, it’s extra lovely to be a part of it. Plus, all of its proceeds got to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Appeal. )—and while the floods in Australia may feel far away in time and place to us in other parts of the world, for people still rebuilding, continuing help, support, and encouragement are crucial.

And on a similar note (great reads and great causes like charities and emerging writers!), I’d also like to mention another charity anthology, also from Emergent Publishing: Nothing But Flowers—a collection of 24 quirky short stories (including “I Dream of Cherry Pies” by my good friend and fellow writing fiend, Jen Brubacher) that in some way or another all celebrate and laud love—in the time of apocalypse. A little bit strange, a little bit odd, and definitely great fun.

Click on the covers to buy the books on Amazon—or, if you don’t want to splurge right now, add them to your wish list to help boost the books’ chart standing.

Happy reading and writing,
🙂 Ev

Happy Valentine’s Day — pre or post apocalypse!

Dear All:

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve had a love-themed blog post in mind for February 14 for quite some time, but (wail!), it just hasn’t reached the on-the-page-stage yet. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I have have some other themed reading to recommend in the form of a quirky, great anthology: Nothing But Flowers ~ Tales of Post-apocalyptic Love – you definitely should.

All of its stories are available for free on the blog (linked from the title above) for 48 hours or so, and then it will be available as an e-reader download. I particularly recommend Jen Brubacher’s tale is called “I Dream of Cherry Pies” because . . . well, actually, no spoilers, but I loved it even though it made me sad (isn’t that what most great love stories do?) even while I smiled . . .

If you get a chance to read Nothing But Flowers, I’d love to hear about your favourite stories.