Monday, March 4, 2013

Overcoming


It's here, the Overcoming Adversity Anthology! I am so privileged to be a contributing author to this awesome collection.



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.

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Speaking of adversity, Chad Morris wrote an inspiring post last week about how one of his dreams is coming true with the release of his MG novel, The Inventor's Secret. 



But right now it's overshadowed by a much more important dream...the health of his little girl. If you have a minute, stop by here to see how you can cheer her up and enter to win some awesome prizes while you're at it. By the way, his book is already up on Amazon if you want to support his family. My husband is currently reading it out loud to my kids and they are loving it!




12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nick and Andrew!

Yvonne at poetrygal said...

Thanks to all who contributed for such a worthy cause, Good luck to Nick and Andrew,

Yvonne.

Mark Means said...

Both great causes and thanks for help spreading the word.

Jessie Humphries said...

I bought it! Can't wait to read it. And all my hopes and prayers are with the Morris' and their beautiful little girl!

Leigh Covington said...

Excited about the anthology and Chads book is great! I bought several copies to use at school as prizes because I loved it so much!

Shallee said...

So exciting about the anthology! That's so cool.

And thanks for sharing the word about Chad's book and the contest.

Robin said...

Wait, how did I not know about this? little miss published? I heard about Chad's daughter-so sad. Excited to get his book though!
Go, Ilima, go, go, Ilima!

Is it the "I can do hard things" post?

Carrie Butler said...

I love how supportive our community is of one another. It gives me the warm and fuzzies!

Dana said...

Congratulations to them both! ☺

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks Ilima! Your story was very sweet. I'll buy Chad's book to support his family.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Wow, so many inspiring stories, lately. And YOU inspire me, Ilima. You're always the one to lend a hand spreading the word about these awesome people, their books, and their causes. The world is a much better place with you. *hugs*

Rosemary said...

Hello Ilima, it's always nice to meet a fellow author! Wishing you continued success with all your projects :)