Monday, March 4, 2013

Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew

I'm a little late to the game here, but I wanted to give a shout-out to Nick Wilford and his anthology for his son, Andrew.  Nick is seriously one of those dads we all dream about, having the best interest at heart for his son.   He's a great guy and you definitely should purchase his anthology!  I contributed a very short story.

 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:

Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at
I purchased my copy today and already started reading it!  I love the variety in the stories and how they all deal with overcoming some part of adversity.  Andrew deserves to have a great future.  Anything little helps! :)


  1. Congratulations to Nick! I hope this anthology does well and helps Andrew secure the bright future he deserves.

  2. Best wishes to Nick and Andrew!

  3. Thank you, Krista! I was so pleased at how it all turned out and how varied the stories were, too. :)

  4. Such a good cause, and it's been doing so well! It's #28 in Spirituality>Personal Growth and Inspiration. Pretty dang awesome!

  5. Congrats to Nick! I'm glad the book has been doing so well. This is a wonderful cause.

  6. Such a great project and for such a worthy cause!
    Best wishes to both Nick and Andrew.

  7. I'm definitely going to download a copy! Looking forwatd to reading your short story.