Write to Rescue Anthology
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing
Publication Date- November 1st, 2014
Rescue animals need love too. That’s why these nine authors got together to write stories that will warm your heart and entertain. All proceeds will go to animal shelters to help take care of and save the lives of the animals that may become your next family member. There’s a little something for everyone.
Taisheena Rayne - Win, Place, or Show
Shauna Wilhelm - Fostering Hope
Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons - The Disturbance
Karli Rush - Nine Lives
Carolyn Wolfe - Miracle Paws
Emily Walker - Cats
Miranda Stork and Trish Marie Dawson - A Tale of Two Kitties
Laura DeLuca - Nine Lives
Michael Williams - The Pride
Excerpt for A Tale of Two Kitties by Miranda Stork and Trish Marie Dawson:
(Bit of an explanation – this story is between our two rescue cats, and their attempts to plot while keeping diaries and using Skype. It’s all explained in the story, I promise. ;) )
I’m starting to think it’s a wonderful thing, having three dogs in the house, two of them still in that annoying puppy stage. All I had to do to procure the viewing box tonight, was knock over a planter in the living room while the canines did their nightly bonding play. Then I peed on the boy’s shoe. My human will be busy for some time.
*click-click-click-click-click* What the heck was my password thingy?? *click-click* Nope. Damn. *click-click-click-click* GAH! Oh yeah. Duh. ‘w-h-i-s-k-e-r-s’. Okay, I’m in!
RiverRunsThruIt11: Pssst. Pssssst.
Tinsel, calling Sir Tinsel.
Are you there?
TinselXmasTree07: Bloody hell! You startled me! What do you want?
RiverRunsThruIt11: Ah, so you are there! Good. Hi.
TinselXmasTree07: You woke me from my nap to say ‘hi’?
RiverRunsThruIt11: It’s late at night, what are you sleeping for? Most cats are wide awake at this hour.
It’s barely dawn here, what are you going on about, late at night? I believe your human has drugged you with too much nip.
RiverRunsThruIt11: Is that a…is that a cat face with squinty eyes? Did you just squinty-eye me? LOL
TinselXmasTree07: I said, go away.
RiverRunsThruIt11: But, I’m bored.
Wow, that doesn’t look like a cat. It looks like a gremlin.
Hahahahaha, that’s me on too much of the nip!
TinselXmasTree07: OMG. Just. I can’t even. You aren’t going away any time soon, are you?
RiverRunsThruIt11: You can’t use that one.
TinselXmasTree07: I beg your pardon?
RiverRunsThruIt11: You can’t use that one, you already did. Be creative.
TinselXmasTree07: Fine. If I play this rather unappealing game, will you leave me be?
TinselXmasTree07: Fine. Um.
RiverRunsThruIt11: I’m waiting…
TinselXmasTree07: Okay, okay!
RiverRunsThruIt11: What is that??
TinselXmasTree07: It’s a wink, you daft feline!
RiverRunsThruIt11: Oh! I thought maybe something was in its eye. Here’s another…
TinselXmasTree07: I’m waiting…
RiverRunsThruIt11: Hold on! I’m thinking.
TinselXmasTree07: What’s that supposed to be?
RiverRunsThruIt11: It’s a cat’s butt! Bwahahahahahaha!
TinselXmasTree07: No! You’re absurdly inappropriate!
RiverRunsThruIt11: LOL I thought it was funny. Even gave it a tail. So, you know, it’s accurate.
TinselXmasTree07: Well, if you want accurate, it would look more like this…
About the Authors-
Michael G. Williams is the author of numerous novels (Perishables, Tooth & Nail, Deal with the Devil) and such short stories as "The Several Monsters of Saint Sara-La-Noire" (ThemeThology: Invasion) and "Daddy Used to Drink Too Much" (Wrapped in Red), "His Shrine to Santa Muerte" (Wrapped in White), and "Stories I Tell to Girls" (Wrapped in Black), a trilogy published across three Sekhmet Press anthologies. Michael lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his partner and two ridiculously spoiled rescue cats.
Let me know if this is okay. Should have the edits back to you by tomorrow.I did go through and accepted all your changes but I want to read it through one more time for type-os and I have to wait until the kids are in bed :)
Karli Rush was born in the heart of Cherokee Nation and lives in its capital. Her Native American heritage holds sway over her writing in many ways. She has the patience of a brain surgeon operating under fire in a war zone. You can chalk that up to her being the mother of an autistic kiddo. With the passion of a starving artist, she writes. The obsession to tell her tales have led her to write novels in the worlds of Dark Paranormal, Romance, Dystopian, and Vampires. She walks in two worlds, one grounds her and the other frees her imagination.
Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons
Allana Kephart has been making things up and bending people to her will from a very
young age. She loves animals and reading and spends a large amount of time thinking
up ways to torment her characters. Melissa Simmons is an avid reader who married her
soul mate and is the proud mother of a spoiled cat. She spends her days helping promote
independent authors and doing what the voices in her head tell her to. They share a brain, a
love of coffee and the color purple.
Emily Walker loves creating worlds and stumbling around in them. She is constantly losing her chap-stick, and has an obsession with the color pink. Currently a resident of the mountains and loving the view she writes mostly paranormal fiction, and horror. Her small family consists of her red bearded other half, a rat terrier named Rebel, and a cat called Mr. Creepy.
Miranda Stork and Trish Marie Dawson
(A Tale of Two Kitties)
I live in the middle of a forest in North Yorkshire, spending my spare time as the wild woman of the woods, scaring small children and upsetting the sheep. On the days that I feel like being civilized, or I haven't got any unicorns to ride, I sit down and pour the tumbling thoughts in my head out onto digital paper and turn them into paranormal/gothic books. I like taking the classical myths and monsters and giving them a new, contemporary twist, then make them into something that readers can lose themselves in.
Trish was born and mostly raised in San Diego, California USA. She lives there now with her family and furbabies. When she's not homeschooling or pretending to do chores, she's reading and writing.
Writer of Fantasy Fiction, Paranormal, YA/NA, Mystery, Horror...
The Find Me Series and the Station Series are available online at Amazon, B&N, Kobo and iTunes, as well as The Well Collector and the collaborative anthology, Once Upon A Twisted Time.
Carolyn Wolfe is a free-lance writer, published poet, and author of eight books, which range from poetry to fantasy and includes children's literature. Her body of work includes writing articles for newspapers and newsletters, and hosting poetry events in the Winchester,VA area where she lives with her photographer husband, Scott and her house full of animal companions.
I am a koala bear sleeping between 18 to 22 hours per day, just ask my (grown) kids.
I have always loved to read. I love how you can be in another world, where heroes always succeed and romance blooms.
Now I create my own worlds where heroines can save the day, love survives and maybe just maybe, dragons are the good guys.
Shauna grew up always liking to write, even doing a program in high school called power of the pen called power of the pen which was a competitive creating writing group. After that she mainly just wrote poems, which was an outlet to express her emotions to everyday situations rather than keeping them bottled up inside. This is the first time she has branched out into writing more than a poem and it is also the first time she is sharing her work for someone to read.