“Britain’s Kindest Kid”, Harry Moseley, was more than a nice kid with a big heart; he was a real life hero.
A hero with an inoperable brain tumor who raised over £500,000.00 for Cancer Research UK. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer at the age of just 11.
Continuing Harry’s quest for research funds, are an amazing group of 19 romance writers, along with a wonderful cover artist/graphic designer, who have come together to support and raise money for Cancer Research UK, in memory of Harry Moseley, a true hero.
“Author Moments” is a collection of essays written by these talented writers. *As a bonus, each author has included an excerpt from one of their current, or upcoming, releases. From the New York Times bestselling lists to the writer who is just beginning their quest, you will find this anthology filled with generous writing advice and anecdotes. It won’t matter where you are on your road to publication or even in your life journey, Author Moments will fill you with love, laughter and a renewed hope that all things are possible when you care enough to come together and make a difference. Like real life hero, Harry Moseley.
The Authors Helping Harry invite you to pitch in and help find a cure simply by purchasing a copy of this wonderful anthology.
Review: This is an anthology that was written to raise funds for research in memory of Harry Mosely who died at 11 years of age. Nineteen authors each told about their writing, how they got into writing, what or who inspired them, their writing process, etc. After that brief bit of information, biographical tidbits were provided about each author, the genre they write in, a few titles of books they have written, and their family life. Then an excerpt from one of their books was shared.
I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this because of its different type of premise, but I did. It was interesting to read about each author’s writing or why they got into writing and just as enjoyable to find out facts about each writer and the genre they write in. I read stories that I normally wouldn’t, i.e. paranormal, shape shifters, and animals. The stories I most favored were chick lit, cowboy theme and historical. Most of the excerpts were a good length but several were very short and didn’t seem an appropriate piece to include. I found several authors that I will get their books to read to continue where the excerpt left off and several that I will add to my to be read pile.
Favorite Quote by an Author, Virna DePaul: “So what do I wish I knew before I started writing?”
“…That even though others might view my dreams as foolish or unattainable, I can’t let that erode my passion or my confidence.”…
…” And finally, that no story is perfect, no author is ever tapped out, and nobody is totally evolved-it’s the possibilities in front of us, the next glimmer of a story, and the opportunity to grow and be a better person that truly makes life fun.”
Favorite Quote from an Excerpt, Three To Ride by Sophie Oak, Nights in Bliss, Colorado: “Run, sweetie.” Sandy reached out and took her hands. “You gotta run. Until they have enough evidence to put him in jail, you aren’t safe. He’ll just come after you again. The nurses took up a collection. There’s five thousand dollars in that bag. It’s not much, but it’s a start. I have a friend who helps out in situations like this. He made you three new driver’s licenses and passports. They’ll pass the tests. There are social security cards, too. It’s everything you need to start a new life.”