Welcome to the Writings From the Heart Blog Tour! Today I have a few authors here to give just a little info on why they chose to write for this anthology, and their reasons might surprise you! This book is a great way to not only support authors but to support a great cause as well – the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY!
Thank you for having me on your blog today, Tricia! I am here to talk to you folks about an anthology that I published called Writings From the Heart: Stories and Poetry From Around the World. Thirty authors from around the world contributed to this anthology. What’s unique about it, is that not only does it contain literature from many different countries, but all proceeds are going to the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY. Everyone’s support has been great, and I’d like to share with you some of the contributor’s reasons as to why they participated to such a great cause!
Poet, April Avalon said, “I want to be published in the anthology, as I have much to say to the world, and I want to be helpful to people by the means of my poetry somehow.”
Poet, Daniel Barbare said, ‘‘I like to share my poetry. It’s sort of a therapy to me. Especially times that have great purpose to me. I believe that is when I’m at my best at writing and have something to contribute to other writers and readers of poetry.”
Author, Mimi Barbour said, “I love the idea that in some small way my work could help those in need. Sometimes, the best way to support a good cause is to give of oneself. What more personal way than to write something from the heart.”
And last, but certainly not least, author Gary Beck said, ‘‘I want my work to appear in an anthology of diverse and contrasting work.”
Each author and poet has their own reasons for contributing, and my reason for publishing this wonderful collection, is because I am a patient of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and wanted to give back to a hospital that gave me a second chance at life. When I was born, I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, and was successfully operated on. All the proceeds will be going to the pediatric cardiology department.
Thank you for having me today, Tricia! You can purchase the anthology, Writings From the Heart: Stories and Poetry From Around the World on ALL sales channels. It’s $13.00 USD for paperback and $4.99 for ebook. For more information, you can visit my blog under the category, charity. www.bahbammymusings.wordpress.com
Thank you, Beth Ann, for letting me be a part of your great cause!