Write for the Fight: A Collection of Seasonal Essays

Okay, everyone… time to mark your calendars:

 March 5, 2012

What’s so important about that date, you ask? 

Well, let me tell you… It’s the day I get to change the tagline of my blog from “A Day in the Life of an Unpublished Novelist” to…

Hmm…. Okay, technically I’m still an unpublished novelist, but at least now I am going to be a published essayist.

Even better, I’m incredibly proud of the essay collection that is being published, both due to its subject matter and the cause it is going to benefit. 

On March 5, Write for the Fight:  A Collection of Seasonal Essays will be published through Booktrope Publishing with proceeds being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support the fight against breast cancer. 

So how did I become involved with this project?

Several months ago I came across an essay contest where you had to answer one of the following four questions. 

  • What do you miss about being 5 years old?
  • What would you tell your 20 year old self?
  • What is left on your life list to do? What do you still dream of?
  • What would you want people to say about you on your 80th birthday?

The six top essays were chosen – mine included – and their authors were asked to write additional essays answering all of the questions. 

A few of the topics were fairly easy.  For example, I know exactly what I still dream of.  A few of the others were more difficult.  What legacy will be important to me at 80 years old?  What would my snotty 20 year old self be willing to listen to, even if I had the opportunity to speak with her?

How would you answer these questions?

So, now for the important part:  How do you get a copy of the book?

Starting March 5, 2012 the book will be available exclusively for one month to Barnes & Noble Nook customers. 

No Nook?  No problem!

You can download the Nook app onto your laptop, iPhone, etc… and then download the book.

Finally, if you are a book purist, the print version will be available for order after March through your favorite online bookseller like Amazon or BarnesandNoble.com.

So, while my tagline and status as an unpublished novelist may need to remain for a little while longer, I am very excited to share the news that my essays were chosen for publication in a format that is going to help fund an incredibly worthy cause.

Not a bad start to 2012.

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