And the last of the year is out! Yearning to Breathe Free was long delayed, but you can now get your hands on it! Ebook format for now, paperback probably coming in 2020.
We have all seen the pictures, heard the stories, and witnessed the crisis at the southern border of the United States. In the face of an influx of immigrants, particularly children and families, Customs and Border Patrol has housed children in wire-enclosures, providing only an aluminum blanket to sleep under and little to no access to other basic necessities. It is difficult to watch, especially when one is not certain about how to assist.
As writers, we often wonder what we can do to make a difference in the world. Participating in projects like YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE is one of those things we can do – putting our pens and keyboards to work for a good cause, and giving writers and readers an opportunity to act. All profits from the sale of YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE will be donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a non-profit charity who has led the fight in making sure that immigrants in detention centers have access to legal protection, ensuring that those detained can gain access to basic goods and services.
The stories in YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE reach across genre borders, touching on themes of family, immigration, hardship, and times of darkness and desperation; but, most important, deliver a sense of hope, shining a light – however small – in the darkness.
Includes stories by Leslie Claire Walker, Lauryn Christopher, Kate Pavelle, V. Castro, S.L. Edwards, Sam Schreiber, Michael Brueggeman, Barbara G.Tarn, James Matthew Byers, Brooke Warra, Diana Deverell, Chris Abela, Erica Ruppert, Dashiell Crowe, E.B. Wheeler, Sarah Barrett, Fulvio Gatti, and Emma Lee. Edited by Lyn Worthen
Don’t forget to check also the Blaze Ward Presents series, now two volumes strong:
An Interpretation of Moles (Blaze Ward Presents 001)
Moles. Seriously? Yes. Mostly seriously. Chemists, Zoologists, Dermatologists, Government Agencies, and Mexican Food. Over a dozen modern authors offer their take on an Interpretation of Moles. Every kind, every definition. From silly to sublime, this anthology takes you on a wild ride, where the only rule was that it had to include moles. And to be entertaining. Come revel with us.
I Like My Science…MAD (Blaze Ward Presents Book 2)
I like my science…mad.
How mad, you ask? Come with us on a twisted journey of science gone wrong and gods rising to threaten us all. Of private detectives on the moon and dieselpunk ladies saving the day. Academics making dark pacts and taking vengeance into their own hands.
The second Blaze Ward Presents anthology asks writers and readers to envision mad science and entertain us all.
They succeeded. Come see.
Stay tuned for more great anthologies next year. Have a great Holiday Season and see you again in 2020!