When I look back at the anthology’s origins, I’m overwhelmed by the generosity that started it. Writers from all over the world came to my aid—some close friends and others I had never met—donating short stories that would help eliminate my medical debt from fighting cancer.
I remember thinking how difficult it would be. I remember worrying if I deserved such help.
But when Terry Brooks agreed, and then Patrick Rothfuss, and then Jacqueline Carey and the rest, I felt love. It was the kind of love that one extends another just out of common courtesy that we share humanity. The kind of love that silently says, “I hate what you are going through. And I’m here if you need me because I feel your pain.” I will forever be in each of these writers’ debt. Not because they donated their words and time but because they gave of their hearts.
During that year, so many of you bought Unfettered and The Dark Thorn. You cared for me too. That money eliminated the medical debt. And with Unfettered II publishing next year at WorldCon 2015, I will be paying forward that debt to other authors and artists who find themselves in a similar situation to my own.
It is time to do something to celebrate not only the writers who contributed to Unfettered but those who read the anthology!
Beginning today and lasting through July 2014, the eBooks of The Dark Thorn, Song of the Fell Hammer, and Unfettered are on sale for $2.99!
- The Dark Thorn (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Hardcover)
- Song of the Fell Hammer (Kindle, Nook)
- Unfettered (Kindle, Nook, Kobo)
I am also putting on sale the hardcover of The Dark Thorn, which is now $20 instead of $30. And you may notice Song of the Fell Hammer is listed as an eBook. I’ve only ever put it on sale twice before and both times for short periods. It is my epic fantasy. Read the book description and buy at your own peril!
Why am I doing this sale? Many of you bought The Dark Thorn and not Unfettered. Most of you read my short story in Unfettered but haven’t yet read The Dark Thorn. Many of you might have read both and now may want to share those books with other readers.
A sale helps all of those things.
I also want to get Unfettered out there again in the collective so the writers who contributed might gain even more readers than they did before. By discounting the eBook, it is the best way I can pay them back. Because they deserve more readers—each and every one of them—for being exceptional human beings.
I am hoping many of you will either share this post’s link or upload the image below into your Facebook cover area. It fits nicely, I promise!
But mostly, this July sale is a thank you to all of you. I hope it gives you some new reading for a great price. Or makes you look really good with those readers you might recommend, share, or buy these books for.
I hope each of you is reading something great!
More news soon!