Anthology Contributions

Lines in the Sand: New Writing About War and Peace

100 Stories for Haiti

Gentle Footprints

A Suitcase Full of Stories

Devils, Demons and Werewolves

Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah


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Lines in the Sand: New Writing About War and Peace

Editor: Mary Hoffman / Rhiannon Lassiter

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0-7112-2282-7

A challenging and thought-provoking collection of new poetry and prose from some of the industry’’s most prestigious and talented authors and illustrators. Ideal for use in schools to help educate children when dealing with the topic of war, each contribution depicts a strong anti-war message and will serve as a cry for peace in these troubled times.

My contribution to this was The Gift Child. The tribes in Papua New Guinea used to give each other a Peace Child after they had concluded a war. That child would grow up understanding both tribes and their languages.Then, when there was another misunderstanding in the future, the Peace Child would be brought in to negotiate. Kormi, in this story, is such a peace child. But the land of the dessert people and the hill people is completely made up.

All royalties and publisher’s profits will go to UNICEF to directly fund the bringing of aid to child victims of the war in Iraq.

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100 Stories for Haiti

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-03-7

100 Stories for Haiti – from concept to book in six weeks!

Proceeds go to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake and Disaster Recovery appeals.

On the morning of January 19, days after a devastating earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital, author Greg McQueen posted a video on his blog: “Dear Twitterverse, I can’t keep watching the news about Haiti on television or trending on Twitter without doing something. I woke up this morning with the idea that together we could make a book and donate all royalties to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.”

Within hours of Greg’s first announcement, news spread throughout microblogging website, Twitter, and story submissions began arriving. By the submission deadline a week later, the project had received over 400 submissions – whittled down to one hundred during the following week, and the full 80,000 word manuscript was published and made available through retailers within six weeks of Greg’s initial blog.

Best-selling author Nick Harkaway contributed a story and penned the book’s introduction. Tania Hershman, author of The White Road and Other Stories, and prize-winning author, Vanessa Gebbie, are also featured in the book, along with other published authors and first-timers, never published before.

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Gentle Footprints

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-04-4

Gentle Footprints is the long awaited 2010 charity book featuring brand new story Leopard Aware by Watership Down author, Richard Adams and foreword by actress and founder of the Born Free Foundation, Virginia McKenna OBE.

£1 from the sale of every copy and a share of author royalties will be donated to The Born Free Foundation for their valuable work with animals.

This is a beautifully written collection of 19 short stories about wild animals for adults.

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A Suitcase Full of Stories

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-0-955791-07-9

Holidays are for adventures and there are plenty of those in this book:

Mysteries ones

Ones where everyday life becomes an adventure

Those which take place in other times and other worlds

Those where magic comes to our own world

There’s a story for every day of your two-week holiday, including the day you set off and the day you come back.

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Devils, Demons and Werewolves

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-08-2

Devils, demons, werewolves and other creatures of the night don’t have to be scary. In fact, at times they can be downright funny. They have heir fair share of the type of problems we humans have – pesky monthly cycles, others out to get them, a lack of what they need and a surfeit of what they don’t want. They’re not immune to recessions either.

There are plenty of moments in this little collection that make you hold your breath, make you want to lock the door and turn the lights up and make you wish you hadn’t stayed home alone.

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Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah

Editor: Gill James

Publisher: Bridge House

ISBN: 978-1-907335-11-2

With a cover designed by Anthony Brown, a forword written by Michael Morpurgo and stories written by Blue Peter Award winners Alan Gibbons and Lauren St John, this collection of heart-warming stories is bound to please.

You’ll find all sorts of animals in this collection of stories – a hippo who longs for water, a chimp that proves to be tougher than a gorilla and a horse only two people can see.

There are some amazing people too – the young girl who looks after her mum, some young people who have magical powers they have to hide and a boy who finds a new way to remember his grandfather.

All of the stories are about how people are thoughtful with each other or with the animals in their care. And they’ll bring sunshine to a grey day.

£1 from the sale of each copy, plus a percentage of the author royalties, will be donated to Children’s Hospices UK.

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