Please join me in welcoming Grace R. Duncan to my blog. She is here today talking about the motivation and process of creating this charity anthology.
Title: Resist & Triumph Anthology
Editors: Grace R. Duncan & Tucker McCallahan
Release Date: 1/26/2018
Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male, Female/Female, Male/Female
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, New Adult, Science Fiction, Western
☆ Presenting… ☆
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.
Breaking Ties with the Bully by Perci T. Brooks
Consummation by Tucker McCallahan
Respect of Love by Mandi Ware
Fighting the Alpha, the Omega Way by Carol Pedroso
Get Off of My Runway by Shane Morton
Leo of the Ionian Sea by Maria Siopsis
Red, The Mo Shíorghrá Saga by Victor Alexander
Small Victories by Helen Dupres
White Rabbit by Grace R. Duncan
☆ Guest Post ☆
In 2016, after the election, I found myself struggling with what looked like a very bleak future. Like other authors, I had trouble writing. The words just wouldn’t flow. I knew we needed worlds to escape to, knew we needed positive stories to keep the hope going, but knowing something and being able to do it were two very different things.
Still, I tried. I plugged away at various stories, getting nowhere. I listened to some of my fellow authors talk about how they had the same worries, the same fears. No matter what I did, however, I couldn’t get past this and just write like I needed to.
But I’m not one who easily lets things keep me down. With so many programs, rights, and more on the chopping block, I wanted to do something. There had to be some way to offer hope—beyond the stories.
Thus the Resist & Triumph anthology was born. It was a challenge—corralling authors is a bit like herding cats—but with an amazing crew of volunteers, we’ve managed to put together a collection of stories I’m very proud of. Tucker McCallahan, despite a grueling schedule, jumped up and offered to help me organize and put together the anthology. I’m pretty sure I’d be curled up under the desk, rocking myself, if it hadn’t been for that.
I also had some wonderful volunteer editors, some who would prefer not to be identified, but some who didn’t mind. Tricia Kristufek, Sara Testarossa, and Tucker McCallahan all helped to make sure the stories shone. IndiGo Marketing generously contributed promotional help. And Jess Small gave a boatload of time to create a beautiful cover and promotional graphics.
The authors, editors, and others who donated to this anthology look forward to sharing the hope and promise in these stories with you.
All proceeds from the anthology go to The Trevor Project and GLAAD.