Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Legacy: An Anthology
I had Legacy: An Anthology, from Velvet Morning Press, polished off before today. This collection of short stories, all constructed around the "legacy" theme, was compulsively readable, especially for a short story nut like myself.
The genesis of this collection was The Book Wheel's #30Authors event, and it's so wonderful to see that initial idea grow into a tangible collection. Allison even wrote the preface!
Aside from the short story angle, "legacy" is a word I find popping up in my daily life on the regular. As a public relations professional in a university setting, it seems like we're always talking to someone about beginning their legacy with us. Or continuing a legacy started by a family member, perhaps. I love the way the 14 authors who undertook to fill this book's pages examine legacy in myriad, nuanced ways...leaving their own legacy in writing. One of my personal favorites was "Hope," by Adria J. Cimino, author and co-founder of Velvet Morning Press. I'll be interviewing her here tomorrow, so don't miss it.
To top off all this goodness, author proceeds from the sale of this book go to PAWS for Reading, a charity that offers children the chance to read aloud with therapy animals. Read more about it, HERE.
In short, a great event became a great anthology that benefits a great cause. I can't imagine a sweeter combination.