Wednesday, March 6, 2013

IWSG: Overcoming Adversity

Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh

What do I have to be insecure about? Comparatively speaking--nothing. Not compared to some others whose needs are so much greater than mine. That's why I'm dedicating this post to Nick and Andrew.

I didn't contribute a story to Nick Wilford's Overcoming Adversity blogfest and anthology because I plain wasn't ready to share anything painful about my life. Yep, I'm the introverted holds-cards-close-to-her-chest kind of gal.

But I never had to be as brave and overcome as much adversity as Andrew. He is a young man to be admired:

Andrew has cerebral palsy.
Andrew wants to go to college.
A specialist college costs a lot.

You can help by buying a very special book
 written and compiled by bloggers you know.

Check it out:

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.

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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!

Have you bought yours yet?


  1. I've got my copy.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. Awesome that you're posting about this. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. I've seen the book mentioned a lot this week, but this is a perfect post for mentioning it. :D

    1. I thought so, Stina. I can set me insecurities aside for this :)

  4. Yay for Nick! He's a huge inspiration. I'm happy to see this anthology everywhere this week.

    1. Yay! I hope this is a great success for Nick and their family.

  5. Congratulations to Nick!
    And I didn't share anything that personal in my contribution.

    1. I couldn't think of anything except things that are too personal, lol!

  6. This is so wonderful! Congrats to Nick and I hope it takes off!

  7. Sweet! I wanted to feature Nick's book for IWSG day, too. Great minds think alike. ;)

    I think the book was a wonderful idea for raising money. I wish Nick, Andrew and their family all the best!!

  8. Oh, I featured 3 books on my post . . . but forgot about this one--doh! Glad you mentioned it--can't wait to read it:-)

    1. I was just by your blog, Jamie! All good causes :)

  9. Great of you to post this!
    Yup. I got an ebook, and I plan to get a paperback when they're available.

    Best of luck to Nick and Andrew. :)


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