The Entangled Anthology: One Year On

A year ago, due to the hard work and dedication of friend and author, Edie Ramer, as well as a host of others, a very special anthology was published.

ENTANGLED is a labor of love, with ten short stories and one novella, all following a paranormal Halloween theme, and the full profit from the sales of the anthology go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I, along with a number of other Magical Musings co-bloggers, am one of the contributors, and am thrilled to report that the anthology has made $11,321.91 for the BCRF over the year it’s been up for sale.

We published it to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am humbled and awed that we were able to make so much money for such a wonderful cause, and hope the next year brings in just as much or more.

Thanks has to go to the contributors, as well as Lori Devoti, who made sure the book played nice across all ereading platforms, Laura Morrigan for the amazing cover, and Liz Steiner for handling the money end of things. All of this was time and skills they donated to the cause.

To everyone who bought a copy of ENTANGLED, thank you for your contribution to this amazing cause. We are all touched in some way by cancer. Everyone involved in the anthology had a story to tell, including Stacia Kane, who wrote the foreword.

My dear friend, Liz Kreger, who is a critique partner and fellow blogger here at MM, has been struggling with cancer for years, but continues to be one of the most positive people I know. My grandfather, my mother-in-law and my aunt have all been taken by cancer, and anything I can do to help find a cure for this disease is something I’m proud of.

We’d love to hear your stories here, and perhaps you can nominate a friend or relative who is either helping to care for someone with cancer or who has cancer themselves, who might like to read a copy. I’ll give away two copies to two randomly-drawn nominations. You can nominate more than one person, but please make each nomination a separate comment.

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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17 Responses to The Entangled Anthology: One Year On

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Michelle, this is a great blog to wake up to! I echo your thanks to everyone, including my co-editor, Misty Evans. It’s a wonderful feeling to know I’m helping to find a cure.

    I’ve had a lumpectomy and five years later, a mastectomy. At the time I was fairly young, thin, I exercised regularly, there was no history of breast cancer in my family and I felt great. It’s a scary thought that this disease could just strike me like that. I feel for other women who have it, and I want the cure found very soon.

  2. Amy R says:

    This was a great project you all did. I have read many of the stories in it so far. No need to enter me into the drawing, so let someone else win. Breast Cancer has touched me in the way of my mother-in-law. I met my husband the same time his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago. She has been such a fighter this whole time. She always said she would be happy to be the guinea pig for new drugs because she will take advantage of every day she has here with her family. She is such an inspiration to me and how she handles everything so positively (I know she has her moments as anyone would but her overall look on life is positive). Even when she finally decided to stop treatment in February, they told her she had about 3 months left. Well, here we are 7 months later still enjoying her company even if she can’t get out of bed. It is due to all that research and new drugs that she got to meet her grandchildren and they got to spend time with their loving grandmother building wonderful memories! Thanks to all you for working on this book. I love this blog!

  3. Thumbs up ladies for a well-done anthology! and a worthy cause wins!

  4. Liz Kreger says:

    Yay on continuing to offer the Anthology. I was so pleased to be part of it and that extra bonus of managing to raise so much money. Yahoo! We done good, girls.

  5. bn100 says:

    What a great cause to support.

  6. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Michelle,
    It’s been a pleasure to be involved in this project! I’m so happy with the success we’ve created as a group. What a great cause!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Blog Tour for Family Blood Ties series – Vampire in Denial and Vampire in Distress!

  7. I loved the stories in this anthology! Congratulations to ALL of you who contributed and made it such a success. I’m thrilled that you managed to raise so much money and awareness in just one year ;).

    We lost my wonderful mother-in-law to ovarian cancer, and my sister-in-law has battled breast cancer for years. Sigh. We’d love for their to be a cure in our lifetime…

  8. Misty Evans says:

    This project was and still is near and dear to my heart. Lost an aunt to this and have had several friends affected by it. I want to stamp it out.

    Thank you, Edie, and all the Entangled authors for donating their stories and their time to this important anthology. I’m up for doing another one any time!

  9. I’m so thrilled to hear how well this has done. Congratulations, ladies, on a great job! (Oh, and I really enjoyed the book, too!) :)

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