This book, You're Not Alone - An Indie Author Anthology, is the combined effort of the following International Indie Authors. In order of appearance.
Lesley Hayes - A Year Afterwards
BL Pride - Closure (Somewhere Over France)
Anthony Randall - Colin And Sandy
Ian D Moore - One Of Those Days
Mike Billington - Dolphins Dance
D Avraham - A Special Evening
Sallyann Phillips - At The Hands Of The Healer
Kayla Howarth - Dad
Christoph Fischer - Forever Yours
Phyllis Edgerly Ring - Fruits
Felipe Adan Lerma - The Yoga Bowl
Sylva Fae - Lilies For The Mantel
Andy Updegrove - Gabriel And The Minister Bird
Penny Luker - Inside Out
Katerina Sestakova Novotna - Witch's Mark
Lisa Shambrook - Love's Silent Ache
Tom Benson - Goals
Katharine E Hamilton - If The Shoe Fits
Lucinda E Clarke - The Birth
Barbara Doran - Lotta Blum
Angela Lockwood - Never Too Old
Rebecca Bryn - Ooh Air Margrit
Max Power - Babes
Paul Ruddock - Last Goodbyes...
S K Holmesley - A Stitch In Time
Eric Lahti - Day Late, Dollar Short
S E Meyer - Love In An Elevator
Nico Laser - No Longer Broken
Certain members of the above group also had other roles in the creation of this anthology as indicated below.
Ian D. Moore, Project Leader, Editing, Proof-reading, Paperback Formatting, Charity Liason/Legal.
Lesley Hayes, Final Editor, Proof-reading
Nico Laeser, Digital cover rendering, Back cover creator/Designer, E-Book formatting, File assembly and structuring.
Sallyann Phillips, Editor, Proof-reader, Promotions Advocate, Admin.
Sylva Fae, Editor, Proof-reader, Promotions Advocate, Admin.
Diana J. Febry, Editorial Team, Proof-reader
Christine Southworth, Artist and cover image creator
Robert Wingfield - Chief Editor, Paperback Formatting Advisor
This anthology is the product of exactly 100 days of round the clock effort covering several different time zones on numerous continents around the world. The stories therein will take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride and span a multitude of genres and styles that utilise both English and U.S. English along with a variety of local phrases by the authors. You'll also find links to every author contained in the back of the kindle edition, should you find that one of the many brilliant stories should tweak your imagination to discover more.
On a personal note:-
This Anthology began with a single thought...
"What can I do to help?"
Faced with the realisation that I was witnessing the beginning of the end of a fight with cancer that had raged for eight years in someone very dear to me, I felt powerless to do anything to thwart the inevitable. It was in the final days of Pamela's life that I realised the potential that myself, and my writer friends possessed, that would enable us to make a difference.
They say 'Actions speak louder than words'... I beg to differ.
The words that form the stories within this compilation will draw you through a range of emotions and scenarios - all different, all unique, but all centred around one theme. Relationships.
The initial idea began when I posted a question for thought in our online Facebook based author group, the Indie Author Review Exchange (IARE), originally set up by one of the contributing guest authors, Paul Ruddock. I sent a single message out, asking the members if they would like to contribute a short story, with very little other information, save for the theme that I wanted it to be about. Within days, twenty-seven authors had committed to write, from various genres and with various publishing success. In the time it took for the first entry to be submitted, volunteers from within the group began to pour in with offers of help. A review team was soon assembled, a Final Copy Editor - Lesley Hayes, voted in and from the main group, a technical wizard to oversee cover design came in the form of Nico Laeser, another contributing writer. We were also blessed with an offer of help from award winning, talented artist Christine Southworth.
Some of the writers in this publication you may have read before, if you're a fan of Indie Author work that is - and if not, after reading this compilation, you may well become one. The authors have submitted short stories based upon a limited word count to reflect their interpretation of the chosen theme. Each work is an original piece, created specifically for this venture.
Within the Anthology you will have the opportunity to contact any individual author for further information on their work, information on their websites and book links.
Finally, I sincerely hope that you will enjoy this edition.
You're Not Alone is my first collaboration for a charity - Macmillan Cancer Support. Please come and support me and the multi-talented international indie authors who have joined forces to present this compilation at www.facebook.com/yourenotalone2015
Follow our journey as we try to raise money for a worthy cause.