Short-story anthology proceeds benefit Lupus Foundation of America
Los Angeles – May is Lupus Awareness Month, and top women TV writers are donating proceeds from the new anthology, “Empower: Fight Like A Girl,” to the nonprofit Lupus Foundation of America. “Empower: Fight Like a Girl” is available now on Amazon.
Lupus is called the “cruel mystery” because the chronic autoimmune disease can damage any part of the body, including the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, skin, and joints. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ” Executive Producer Maurissa Tachcharoen Whedon’s experiences with lupus inspired fellow TV scribes Jennifer Quintenz and Pang-Ni Landrum to launch the charitable fundraising project. They chose the book’s title and theme because 90 percent of individuals diagnosed with lupus are women.
“Empower: Fight Like A Girl” authors include writers from TV shows including “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”
The anthology features supernatural thrillers, crime mysteries, horror, and comedies. Readers have expressed enthusiasm for the anthology. "Even non-girls will feel empowered by these stories about ordinary, flawed characters finding their own strengths,” wrote Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of “The Chase” and “King City,” whose mother lost her hearing to lupus. Entertainment career coach Carole Kirschner said, “Reading ‘Empower: Fight Like a Girl’'s quirky heroines overcome zombies, evil, and Hollywood scumbags is a treat. With so many different narrative voices, there's a rich mix of styles and tones... each one compelling.”
Authors include: Amy Berg; Cherry Chevapravatdumrong;
Contact Pang-Ni (pronounced “bonny”) Landrum at 323-610-1996, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter @pangni.
Cover image available at https://www.sendspace.com/
Cover image credit: Jennifer Quintenz