Well, it’s an exciting week as I have another new release anthology out! Her Story is released this week to tie in with International Women’s Day, it’s a wonderful collection of heart-warming and inspiring stories about women throughout history standing up for themselves and what they believe in, despite the obstacles against them.
My submissions is ‘A Pit Story’ and it’s inspired by the story of a real woman who risked both her life and career to help injured miners after an explosion. It’s based in the area where I grew up so is something that’s quite close to my heart. Here’s a small excerpt:
It was like stepping into another world. The darkness was so thick she could barely see a few steps in front of her. The lights from their helmets and the lantern one of the men carried reflected off the gray walls. As they moved away from the entrance, the passages became narrower, the roof lower. Maud could almost feel the dirt and stone pressing in on her. The light of the day didn’t penetrate here and she could feel the cold and damp seeping through the heavy overalls. She tried to take deep breaths, but that just seemed to fill her lungs with dust and she found herself coughing.
And here’s the blurb and cover for the full anthology 🙂
In ancient times, women were regarded as sacred. They were thought to hold the mystical power of creation—responsible for the continuation of our species. With the rise of Science and Religion, these myths were dispelled and their plight began.
HerStory: Fiction Honoring Women’s History Month is a collection of Flash Fiction and Short Stories from today’s top authors featuring female characters that exemplify strong strength of mind, body, and character. Some of these tales are based on real people while others are purely fictional. However, all are standing up for themselves and what they believe in.
Grab yourself a glass of wine or favorite hot beverage and get comfortable as you read about the lives of women who will light the fire in your soul.
Also some of the very talented authors have provided some shiny prizes you can win! Have a look at this link for the full list and there a Rafflecopter at the end for entries. Sorry but this one is US residents only.
http://herstoryanthology.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/herstory-is-told-release-day-giveaway.html But since I don’t want the rest of us to feel left out I’ll do a wee giveaway as well 🙂 Just leave me a comment – tell me which women inspire you and why, or even just drop by and say hi – and one person will win an ebook copy of Her Story – and if you’ve bought it already (cause trust me it’s goooood!) then you can choose one of my other books instead.