Award Winning Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason

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Never Be Afraid to Pay it Forward


Ever since I started in the business of publishing and making my dream real, I have always paid it forward. Not just in publishing but in my everyday life. The reason is simple, there have been many times that others have helped me along they way and even though I can never repay those people I can pay it forward. Yesterday I was knocked off my feet by a group of people who I am not only honored to call fellow authors I am honored to call them friends.

The back story is this – my son who has been an over the road truck driver for over twenty years has an illness that the doctors cannot diagnose. He has been out of work for over a year now and it has been a struggle for his family. His youngest son who is still a wee one has type one diabetes and is insulin dependent. My son feels so bad because he can not work and look after his family – he was raised that no matter what the father takes care of the family. That is just the way it is. However, that being said, yesterday something happened that left yours truly without words.

This circle of writers and friends along with my editor and friend Kelly J Koch with Dressing your Book http://dressingyourbook.com/ and Nicholas Grabowsky with Black Bed Sheets and GL Lentz https://www.facebook.com/gjl1976 put together an anthology of horror stories titled Blessings from the Darkness with all proceeds going to my Son Jay Thomason https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Truck-Driver-Needs-Your-Help/1427603737463723?ref=hl and his family. In other words over 30 authors came together to put this anthology together and are no receiving any royalties at all. Unless you are an author you have no idea what a sacrifice that is for an author. To put that much work in a work and then to give away the proceeds is overwhelming. It speaks for the integrity of those involved- It is with heartfelt thanks and humbleness I give you Blessings From the Darkness.

Here is the radio show that blew me away and the release of the book http://www.blogtalkradio.com/francy/2014/01/17/fright-day-afternoon-with-satans-holiday-writers

Blessings from the Darkness

It is currently available on Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Blessings-Darkness-Scott-Nicholson-ebook/dp/B00HX8V6SW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390060575&sr=1-1&keywords=Blessings+From+the+Darkness and Nook and will soon be available on Amazon in book form and on http://downwarden.com/blackbedsheetstore/

January 18, 2014 - Posted by | Books | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on Cinta's Corner and commented:
    Check out this new anthology where one of my stories was included.

    Comment by Cinta García | January 18, 2014 | Reply


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