Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Adria J. Cimino in
Velvet Morning Press, The Book Wheel and authors announce a month-long writing challenge... which will be published as an anthology!


Imagine a handful of authors locked in a castle for a month with one mission: to write a short story on the theme of legacy. Who are they? Many are from The Book Wheel’s 30 Authors event. Others are previously published authors or new voices you will be delighted to discover.

What will inspire them? What's the biggest challenge? How is their writing going? Follow the #30Authors hashtag on Twitter from Jan. 9 through the end of the month and find out! And feel free to tweet with us!

So once the stories are complete, what happens? Velvet Morning Press, in collaboration with The Book Wheel, will publish the anthology “Legacy” in spring 2015. It will be available in print and ebook form. All author proceeds will benefit the charity Paws for Reading! Thank you, authors!

Allison Hiltz, founder of The Book Wheel and creator of the 30 Authors event, will write the book's preface as well as participate in the tweeting and other activities. Thanks, Allison, for joining us in this adventure!
Want a sneak peek at our contributors? Here’s the list:

Regina Calcaterra, New York Times best-selling author of Etched in Sand
Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards
Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow and Ruin Falls
Marissa Stapley, author of Mating for Life
Paula Lee, author of Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns, and Game Meat
J.J. Hensley, author of Resolve and Measure Twice
Maureen Foley, author of Women Float
Didier Quémener, contributor to anthologies That's Paris and Mystery in Mind
Stephanie Carroll, author of A White Room
David Whitehouse, author of In Search of Rwanda's Gnocidaires: French Justice and the Lost Decades
Piper Punches, author of The Waiting Room and Missing Girl
Lizzie Harwood, author of soon-to-be-released short story collection Triumph
Vicki Lesage, author of Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer
Adria J. Cimino, author of Paris, Rue des Martyrs (re-release January 2015)

Watch this space for further details!