A peek beneath our cover…

Those of you who follow the blog will know that The Write Romantics decided way back at the beginning of this year that we would be publishing Printan anthology of winter and Christmas themed short stories. We were lucky enough to gain support from a veritable army of other writers and the anthology is now filled to the brim with twenty-four fabulous feel good stories for you to cosy-up with. We’ve got some best-selling authors among the contributors and we’re hoping to raise a small fortune for the two wonderful charities we’ve chosen to support – The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Someone else who has been an invaluable support to The Write Romantics and has given his time incredibly generously, in designing the cover and typesetting the entire anthology, is Jessica Redland’s husband, Mark Heslington. So here it is, the moment we’ve been longing to show you, our cover reveal:

Anthology coverWinter Talesstories to warm your heart – will be available from Amazon in both e-book and paperback form from 8th November and will be released for pre-order by the end of October. All funds raised will be split equally between the two charities and we will be holding a launch party on our community Facebook page between 1pm and 3pm on the 8th. Sharon Booth, our chief party planner, will be sending out invitations soon and we’ll have a host of competitions and giveaways, so we hope to *see* lots of you there!

If karma is a genuine phenomenon, then The Write Romantics have seen good fortune returned seven-fold since we decided to launch a charity anthology – since that’s how many of us have secured publication deals during that time. So, whilst we can’t guarantee that buying a copy of the anthology will give you the same good fortune, and you won’t win the lottery as a result, you can certainly feel fantastic about contributing to two wonderful causes. You can read excerpts of four of the anthology stories below, which we hope will whet your appetite:

Meet Me at Midnight

Not Just Another Winter’s Tale

The Other Side of Christmas

In All The Wrong Places

We’ll be back soon to post the links to the pre-order facility for ‘Winter Tales’ and if you’d like to review the anthology or assist in any way to help us maximise our fundraising, we’d love to hear from you at thewriteromantics@hotmail.co.uk.

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11 thoughts on “A peek beneath our cover…

  1. This is really exciting…an early Christmas present to us all! Thanks again to Mark for the fabulous cover and Julie & Jo for all the extra effort. I am proud to be a Write Romantic!
    Helen R 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Alys West and commented:
    It’s always exciting when something you’ve been working on for ages starts to come together and that’s particularly the case with the Write Romantics charity anthology. One of the charities that we’re supporting is the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which means an awful lot to me as my nephew as CF. I don’t mind telling you that I got a bit emotional when I saw the final version of the cover last week. There was some very undignified sniffing over the computer as I realised that after months of planning and hard work the book is nearly ready for launch. My own short story, A Pistol for Propriety is one of the stories in the anthology and I’ll be talking more about that on here next week. The anthology will be on sale on 8th November. I really hope you’ll want to read some very fine stories and help us support these two amazing charities.
    Thanks Alys xx

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