I got a letter in the mail the other day and meant to post about it, and then I noticed an upsurge in the number of people finding my blog by searching for information on this project, so figured I’d better get the info up here.
The letter was from the Malawi Project and explains that they’ve received 1 million pill containers and had decided to conclude that program and shift to other focuses. (These other focuses sound fantastic, and you can find out more about them on The Malawi Project’s webpage.)
Anyways, if you came here looking for information on that, there you go. If you know about other places people can send their used medicine bottles, please leave the info in the comments – I can’t be the only one who had been ready to prepare a second batch.
Last month, the short story “10 Mississippi” was released as part of Writer’s Week over on Emily Suess’ blog. The story was written as a round robin, with contributors including Johann Thorsson, Len Berry, Claire Ryan (who helped with the “I Wrote This” redesign!) and me.
Today, the piece received its first review – and it’s a good one! Here’s an excerpt:
“For anyone who spent their childhoods sitting around the campfire telling ghost stories, this twenty-two page thriller is sure to remind you of those tales. The plot is simple: three kids perform a dare which entails knocking on the door of a supposed haunted house and staying on the porch for ten Mississippi’s. Also, the terrifying neighborhood dog plays an integral role in the storyline.”
– Caviar Dreams
There’s still time to pick up a copy of the book here, and it’s available in all e-formats.
Posted in Activism & Politics
Tagged 10 mississippi, caviar dreams, charity, children's hospital of wisconsin, claire ryan, collaboration, Emily Suess, fundraiser, horror, johann thorsson, len berry, rachel lynn brody, round robin, scary story, short story
Flesh & Bones
Remember about a month ago, when I posted a call for entries for an anthology of Zombie Haiku to be submitted?
After collecting over 100 submissions from around the world via channels including email, blog comments, Reddit threads, twitter hashtags and more, it’s time to announce our publication date. We also discussed ways in which this collection could have a positive impact. After much debate, Miranda and I agreed that the charity beneficiary for HAIKU OF THE LIVING DEAD will be the organization Doctors Without Borders. We figured it kind of made sense – infection, survival, etc.
If you contributed to the blog, please make sure Miranda has your email address so we can keep you informed as far as downloading your free e-copy of HAIKU OF THE LIVING DEAD once it comes out. I got to read all the submissions and it was *great*. Loved it. Looking forward to sharing this alternatively hilarious and horrifying collection with all of you!
Friday, July 13th, HAIKU OF THE LIVING DEAD will be coming to an e-reader near you. Stay tuned.
Time is running out.
Posted in Activism & Politics, Research
Tagged charity, doctors without borders, e-copy, friday the thirteenth, haiku, haiku of the living dead, miranda doerfler, poetry, publisher, publishing, self publishing, selfpub, writing for charity, zombies
Cover design by Sarah Hartley
When I approached Eric, Sare Liz, RJ and Miranda about working on HOT MESS: speculative fiction about climate change, one thing we agreed on was that a portion of the proceeds from the book should benefit climate-change-related charities.
Well, the first batch of royalty payments are in, and we’ve made donations to both the Climate Science Defense Fund and the Earth Island Institute, with more to come.
If you haven’t yet, buy a copy of HOT MESS, (available for Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and in print) and help contribute to spreading ideas and combating climate change.
Miranda and I will be releasing HAIKU OF THE LIVING DEAD, a book of Zombie Haiku submitted from internet users around the world, on Friday, July 13th.
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Tagged Activism & Politics, charity, climate change, climate science defense fund, createspace, creative writing, culture, donations, earth island institute, eric sipple, giving back, global warming, haiku of the living dead, hot mess, kindle, miranda doerfler, new writing, Nook, publishing, rachel lynn brody, rj astruc, sare liz gordy, self publishing, selfpub, smashwords, writing