Overcoming Adversity Launch

Last month, you may remember me taking part in Nick Wilford's Overcoming Adversity bloghop, a bloghop where participates wrote a small piece - either fictional or real life - about overcoming adversity. Nick then compiled the entries into an anthology, the proceeds of which are going towards the college fund of his stepson Andrew, who has cerebral palsy. 

Well, the anthology is now live, so you can all check it out! 

Blurb: 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. 

The cover was designed by D.R. Cartwright (DRC) from a concept by Ella Wilson - two awesomely creative ladies!

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Smashwords | Goodreads


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 http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/.


  1. Glad you took part in the launch Clare. Best of luck to Nick and Andrew and a special thank you to all who contributed to the anthology.

  2. Thank you Clare! I'm feeling the love today. :)

  3. I'm so glad to be a part of the launch with you, Clare. This is such a wonderful cause!

  4. And big congratulations to Nick and Andrew!

  5. Hi Clare
    Nice to meet you~ It is a terrific launch :D
    And great project!

  6. Best of luck to Nick and Andrew! :)

  7. A special collaborative project for such a worthy cause!
    Best wishes to Nick and Andrew.

  8. Good luck to Nick and Andrew and nice to meet you Clare.

  9. So wonderful to see all the coverage this is getting!


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