The Power of the Printed Word

Dear Twitterverse, I can’t keep watching this on the news or trending on Twitter without doing something. I woke up this morning with the idea that together we could make a book and donate profits to help relief efforts in Haiti.

So began the 100 Stories for Haiti Project – the brainchild of author Greg McQueen who dreamed of a way to share his strength – and that of his fellow writers – to benefit Haiti’s survivors.

His dream: to publish a collection of short stories — “stories with a lot of HEART, a dash of COMPASSION, and unmeasurable amounts of HOPE … stories that leave you feeling as though life really is worth living” – to be sold as an ebook and in paperback, with proceeds going to the Red Cross for earthquake relief.

McQueen issued his call for submissions via the internet and was rewarded with more than 400 submissions in the span of one week.  A team of editors promptly reviewed and narrowed the mass of submissions to select 100 for the book, which will debut on March 4th — a mere six weeks after the project’s inception, and seven weeks after the earthquake struck Haiti.

And they say writers procrastinate.

100 Stories for Haiti is available for pre-order now .  To learn more about the project and its contributing writers, please visit their website .

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