As 2017 opened, the United States took several steps back in the progress toward equality. In response, a group of authors has stepped up to offer positive stories of hope and love. In an effort to help fight and support those groups who are facing even greater challenges, we wrote these stories to offer a small amount of aid.
Stories of hope, resistance, and ultimately triumph fill the pages of this anthology.
All proceeds of the anthology go to The Trevor Project and GLAAD to help fight the effects of the dark times we’re facing.
Purchase Resist and Triumph here:
Cover art: Jess Small
Publication date: 1/26/2018
Publication date: 1/26/2018
Genres: M/M Romance, Paranormal, Historical, Dystopian, Contemporary, BDSM, F/F Romance
Other stories included in the anthology:
by Perci T. Brooks
by Tucker McCallahan
by Carol Pedroso
by Shane K. Morton
by Maria Siopsis
by Mandi Ware
by Helen Dupres
by Grace R. Duncan
Five Things I learned while writing putting together Resist and Triumph
It really is hard to write when you’re depressed. I started the Resist & Triumph anthology because I was more than a little freaked out about the results of the election in 2016 and the fears of what was to come with the new administration and congress. Terrified might be a more accurate term. I wanted nothing more than to crawl under a desk and hide, but I knew that wasn’t going to do anyone any good. However, even the determination to do something didn’t help get the words down.
Corralling authors is like herding cats. It was the first time I’d ever put together an anthology. I’ve written for quite a few by now, but never actually organized one. And good grief, it’s crazy, way harder than self-publishing a single novel or story. Simply rounding up all the authors for their stories, edits, bios… it was… a challenge. In fact, I think herding cats might be easier…
There really are spots along the Canadian border that aren’t actively watched. In researching the locations for White Rabbit, I discovered there are actually small spaces along the Montana/Canadian border with absolutely no distinguishing characteristics and no fence between the US and Canada. I know where I’m going if the US really does get much worse… In fact, there’s a story out there that a group of teenagers kept going between the US and Canada without realizing it while playing Pokémon Go.
I have a weakness for paper maps. Back before Google Maps, I used to always have a few maps in my glovebox. I was always a little afraid of getting lost and figured a cheap map of the US and the state I was living in wasn’t a bad idea. Well, when I sat down to go through the locations for White Rabbit, I kept struggling with the zooming capabilities for Google Maps. Well, I stopped by AAA and picked up a US map and, ended up with not one, but three. I might have a problem…
Despite the work and complications, I don’t regret the anthology. I don’t think I’ll ever do it again, but I find myself feeling pretty damned good about putting together the stories for charity. The sheer number of steps and piles of post-its and to-do lists I had were more than a little overwhelming, but I’m also feeling an incredible sense of accomplishment for actually succeeding.
I don’t think I’m going to be doing it again, though.
Thanks so much to Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews for hosting me today! I really appreciate it.
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