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Halloween will be different this year. As everything has been this year. It’s been a year of firsts, on so many levels. Not least of which has been in my writing.

My firsts:

I wrote a short story.

I wrote a short story in 2 weeks.

My short story was published in an anthology.

My short story was published in an anthology in which ALL proceeds are going to help Erada keep her home.

Who is Erada, you might ask? That’s a very good question, considering 70 other authors also wrote short stories in 2 weeks to be published in this anthology with the sole purpose of helping her keep her home.

Erada is a 79 yr old grandmother who is being bullied out of her home by a family member. She’s not my grandmother. I’ve never met Erada. But she’s someone’s grandmother. And mother. And sister. And friend.

And this year is not the year to lose your home. This should not a be a first, or a last, or an ever, for Erada.

There are so many in need this year. So many who have had their lives upended with Covid-19, war, politics, civil unrest, hatred, and greed. I can’t help everyone that needs it, but when the call came I realized I could at least help one person. I could help Erada.

And you can, too. When you’re at home for Halloween this year, curl up with a good book, full of stories about Hellcats of every kind imaginable; knowing that you’re also helping another human being from suffering. What could be better than that?

Check out my interview on the Hellcats Blog here!

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Hellcats: The Anthology for yourself! Help Erada keep her home!


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