Monday, 4 March 2013

Overcoming Adversity Book Launch!

Cover designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson - two awesomely creative ladies!

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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Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at
That's right peeps, this anthology was put together by a bunch of talented and generous writers and bloggers to support  Nick Wilford's stepson, Andrew to get the fabulous education he deserves! Well done to everyone who was involved in the making of this anthology - most especially to Nick for all his hard work at keeping all us bloggers in line! ;) Also extra thanks to Nick for including my name in the blurb beside Sir Alex J. Cavanaugh - I am totally not worthy! 
This book really is for a great cause. Andrew is unlikely to be the only person in Scotland who  is unable to get the support they need to to further their education - and supporting his cause will only serve to highlight the problems, and hopefully make some big steps to changing them.  So grab a copy, and do your good deed for the day to raise some money for a worthwhile cause!


  1. Glad you took part in helping get this Anthology noticed Kyra. Best of luck to Andrew.

  2. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! :D

  3. Thanks Kyra! Although all contributors are equal, you're definitely a big name draw. :) And thanks for highlighting the wider issue in Scotland as well.

  4. Cool. I recognize a lot of those names. Will have to get a copy.

  5. I agree, this book really is for a great cause. I'm so glad to be a part of the launch with you.

  6. This book is for a very good cause, and I'm happy to be part of it. Need to get my hands on a copy!

  7. YOU are worthy :D

    Congrats to Nick n' Andrew!

  8. I really hope the anthology does well. :-D

  9. And look at you amazon best seller! :) Getting your name in the blurb. So honored to be among you!

  10. I hope the anthology does amazingly. I contributed with my post this morning.

    Following your blog. Nice to meet you! :)



  11. Hooray for Nick! I wish him all the best. And yeah, you're totally worthy. :)

  12. I'm going to have to do a shout out. Wish Nick the best of luck!

  13. Very excited about the anthology! Going to be great!

    Bummed that I missed out on the bloghop you co-hosted. :( Sorry about that! Didn't see it until it was over. That's the trouble with not being online enough. Was fun to read the entries though!

  14. It's so neat to see this all over the blogosphere today!! :)

  15. Congratulations to Nick and Andrew! :)

  16. Hi Kyra,

    Congrats! You placed second in the Published Blogger with Awesome Writing Style Paying Forward Awards category.

    Please stop by my blog to see how you can claim your prize.

  17. I can't wait to get my paperback copy!
    Best wishes to Nick and Andrew.

  18. I know what you mean. Although I don't draw the settings (I know I should, but then I have a million other stuff I should do for my fantasy as well. Sigh.), I've researched prevalent architecture for the buildings I used and collected photos so that I know where I am and what I'm talking about.
    Great interview! Read Me Dead sounds like it has a really good story in there!
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