Monday, March 4, 2013

rooooaaaarrrr!

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In like a lion, right?
Welcome to Kick Start March!
Here are just a few happenings this month.
  • TODAY IS THE DAY! Nick Wilford's OVERCOMING ADVERSITY ANTHOLOGY for ANDREW releases today!
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 links: Amazon UK |  Amazon US | Smashwords | Goodreads



  • On March 21, Mina Lobo and David Macaulay are hosting a bloghop to get us hyped up for the A to Z called THE BIG REVEAL - got a theme? Share it!


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  • The ladies at Falling for Fiction are playing matchmakers again! If you're looking for a CP or beta reader, head over there and fill out their form and they will help you find a match March 25-29


So are you ready for A to Z? Got a theme? Later this month I will offer some tips for maximizing this wonderful opportunity! Hope everyone is ready for some March Madness - even if it doesn't involve college hoops!

38 comments:

Elise Fallson said...

Thanks for the reminders Tara. And all the best to Nick and Andrew! What a great collection of stories. (:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, so much going on. I'm not participating in the AtoZ challenge (not enough time), but I'm looking forward to check out your post and see what themes people are going with. I remember the early years when not many people thought of picking a theme.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I think I've got a theme, but then again last year I started out with one theme then changed my mind and went with another! So, who knows this time?! :)

Al Diaz said...

I am in the Big Reveal and Alex's bloghop already. Thanks for the information. :D

Julie Luek said...

March is coming in with a white, wintry roar here. Great to see Nick's book about.

Dana said...

Oh, man—the A to Z. I still need to come up with my theme. Thanks for the reminder—and for all the other reminders as well. :)

Happy Monday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nick!
Thanks for the reminder for the IWSG and my blogfest.
Finally started writing my posts this weekend for the Challenge.

M.J. Fifield said...

I still haven't decided on the A to Z Challenge this year, as in if I'll be taking part at all. I need to see where I'm at in my writing journey before I commit. I'll end up being the very last person to sign up. =)

Laura Marcella said...

I'm so excited for A to Z! I can't believe it starts in just four weeks. It's going to be a great time!

Ella said...

Wow, so much going on...
Congrats to Nick...I still think he has learned some Ninja skills ;D

Time is flying...thanks for all the info!

Melissa said...

I'm so excited about the anthology! I wish Nick and Andrew the best. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Nick and I'm doing A-Z for the first time this year. wish me luck.

Rena said...

A to Z is fast approaching, and I need to get on that stuff. Maybe I'll work on---Oh, there's a cute internet kitten!

Yeah, that's me. Congrats to Nick.

Julie Flanders said...

The Reveal fest is such a great idea, can't wait to see everyone's themes. And can't wait to get my copy of Nick's book, so awesome!

Mark Means said...

I'll be seeing you at all those events Tara and they sound like they'll all be a blast :)

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm very prepared for A to Z, and only have left to find a subject for my Q and X days. I'm doing a double theme, and need to check pre-written posts on another computer to make sure the secondary theme shows up on other computers, at least as much as possible. It involves html coding, and I want it to be visible to everyone.

Jessie Humphries said...

I am totally unready for march in every way! Yikes.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. rooooaaarrrr - you are so right - Nick has done such a great job with his Anthology ...

I am just about prepared for the A - Z .. and am so looking forward to it again ..

Cheers for now - with an extra rooooaaarrr for Nick ... Hilary

LD Masterson said...

I'm loving all this support for Nick's book for Andrew.

Just thinking about how hard you guys are working on the A-Z challenge makes me tired.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Thanks for keeping me updated! I do well, then slide. Sigh. One day I will have consecutive "get stuff done" days.

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Hey Tara, You made me organize my calendar. Thanks so much. I think I've got them all down, now. It is going to be an active blogfest couple of weeks.

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Hey Tara, You made me organize my calendar. Thanks so much. I think I've got them all down, now. It is going to be an active blogfest couple of weeks.

DL Hammons said...

I snagged a copy of Nick's book early this morning. And I'm all set and pumped for A to Z! :)

Jeff Hargett said...

Yet another book on my virtual TBR pile. And thanks for all the reminders!

Carrie Butler said...

Whew! And I thought I had a busy month to look forward to. :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

I got Nick's book! :)

I like the idea of revealing your theme, but I'm planning on revealing it at the end of my Top 10 Movies Blogfest entry since they go together. :)

Shallee said...

This anthology is one of the coolest things-- I've been seeing it everywhere. Thanks for sharing it!

Nick Wilford said...

Thank you for all your help, Tara! I loved your entries in my book. :)

Can't believe A-Z is just round the corner!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Tara,

Thanks for the news. I didn't know Nick released it already.

A-Z EEEEEEEEEEEK! I am toying with a few themes, but I haven't decided yet.

SO looking forward to your tips.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

March's arrival here has bene anything but Spring-ish thus far :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

In like a Lion! My March Madness is all about personal fitness - I'm using "March Madness" as a key phrase to motivate myself to move!

Yay for Nick and Andrew!!!

Excited for A to Z!

michelle said...

I'm part of the collection... I feel so excited and honored too!

I love your Work, Work, Work header... and I believe in a good, solid, character-molding work ethic! 100%!

Yay for A to Z!

Nicki Elson said...

Thanks for all the info, Tara. :) I bought Nick's book and am happy to have all that positive encouragment at my fingertips.

I'll see ya Wednesday.

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations and all the best to Nick and Andrew! What a great collection of stories.

Nas

kmckendry said...

Here's to Nick and hoping he makes a bundle to get Andrew to college!

Damyanti said...

Thanks for the A to Z shoutout!


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Tara Tyler said...

Sounds great! Will see you guys at a few of these hops!

And best of luck to Nick & Andrew!

Thanks for the support, guys!

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Nick! He's aweosme. I have my theme already, but I haven't had time to start anything. I need to get working!