Monday, 4 March 2013

Launching the OVERCOMING ADVERSITY anthology!

Back in early February, a bunch of bloggers including myself participated in Nick Wilford's Overcoming Adversity bloghop. My little flash fiction piece "An End" is featured in the anthology, and I'm honoured to be included alongside such a great bunch of writers/bloggers, and to be helping out such a great cause. But for now I'll shut up and let Nick do the talking!

Cover art design by D.R. Cartwright.
Cover art concept by Ella Wilson.
[Overcoming Adversity is] 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.

Purchase the Anthology:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
+ add on Goodreads

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


  1. This is such a great idea. Congrats to Nick and all the writers who took part.

  2. I'm all queued up to purchase one! :)

  3. Thank you Trisha for everything!! This has cheered up my gloomy Sunday evening :D

  4. He Trisha,
    good to be here,
    more to read,
    and thanks for the intro
    Well need to visit Nick too
    Happy blogging and writing
    Bet regards

    Phil @ Philipscom
    An ambassador to A to Z Challenge @ Tina's Life is Good
    And My Bio-blog

  5. I am very ready for this and so exited for Nick! :) I know this will take off!

  6. The first of a big party. I smell success. :)

  7. Big party for Nick this week! Hope the book makes a difference and honored to be part of it.

  8. This was such a great thing to be a part of. So happy to help Nick out.

  9. I already got my ebook which looks great by the way! Now I can't wait for the paperback to come out! Congrats Nick!


  10. What a great cause and congrats to Trisha! Heading over to Amazon now!

  11. It was so exciting to see so many people join together!

  12. How exciting. I just picked up my copy.

  13. Hi, Trisha,
    I'm happy to be part of this too.

  14. Yay!!! Go Nick go! He's all over the web. I'm going against the flow...I'll post later this week. :)

  15. That's wonderful your story is in the book. It's such a great cause.

  16. Yes, a wonderful cause! :D

  17. Everything of the best to both Nick and Andrew!
    I'm excited to be a part of this collaborative project too!

  18. Hurray for Nick and everyone who contributed to the anthology! you all rock!

  19. Yay for Nick and the contributors. I look forward to reading my copy.


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