You may remember my jubliation last year when my story ‘The Brewer’s Son’ was selected for inclusion in the short story anthology, New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross in support of the ongoing relief effort in Japan.
While the project had quite a long hiatus, thanks to some dedicated contributors, it has become a phoenix and will be published soon. You can read the latest updates over on the New Sun Rising blog, where you will also find bonus stories showcasing the diversity of talent involved in the book.
I am thrilled to be part of this project – I couldn’t believe the scale of devastation in Japan – it was incredible and I just knew the reality on the ground would be far worse than what we could imagine in seeing the horrors on our small screens in our comfortable lounge rooms. I wanted to help, in any way I could, so I was very happy to donate my story. I am humbled to be in the company of some of the finest flash fiction writers around the world, whose works will also appear in this anthology.
I hope you will buy a copy, not only to support the Red Cross, but also to read some very good stories. There is also poetry and art, not to mention the satisfaction of supporting a very good cause.