Editor's note: Teresa Robeson, a talented writer and true friend of Enchanted Conversation, has written a guest post promoting a wonderful collection of fairy tales, In a Land Far Away, that not only will entertain you, but do great good: One hundred percent of the book's profit goes to Doctors Without Borders. And there's a sale on the Kindle version this week. (See below.) I have already read Teresa's story in the collection, and several others, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Please do check it out! Oh, just buy it! You won't be sorry.
Once upon a time, six writers from all over North America had a yen to pen speculative fiction ranging from fairy tales to fantasy to hard core science fiction. So, they took a class from Gotham Writers’ Workshop to hone their skills, where, oh happy day, they discovered kindred spirits in each other. After the class was over, the six decided to continue to keep company on the road to the publication and formed the Minnows Literary Group.
Led by the indomitable horror author, Russell R. James, we not only blazed our own writing paths, but we also sought to do collective good with our writing. Thus the idea of putting together anthologies with different speculative fiction themes and selling them to benefit a charity was born.
The first anthology we published was Out of Time, a time travel themed set of stories, released in late February, 2013. In just ten short months, over 3,500 copies of this inaugural volume was sold to countries as far away as India, Brazil, and Great Britain, netting over $1,000 (100% of the profits) for our chosen charity, Doctors Without Borders.
For our second anthology, also with 100% of the profits going to Doctors Without Borders, we decided to write fairy tales! In a Land Far Away features twelve tales, two from each of the six authors. Some of the stories are brand new fairy tales, while others are riffs on the old ones that fans of Enchanted Conversation are very familiar with. There’s something in this volume for every fairy tale enthusiast!
The Kindle version sells for $2.99, and the paper version is $6.29. Between January 14 and January 20, the Kindle version will be on sale for $0.99. That’s a smaller profit for Doctors Without Borders, but a great bargain for readers. We hope that all those who take advantage of the price can pay it forward by spreading the word and adding reviews at Goodreads and at Amazon.
Books that entertain while alleviating medical crises around the world prove that the pen is mightier than the sword!