Popular Authors in Fantasy Fiction Help Raise Money for Cancer Charity

The release of Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology including stories from George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Kelley Armstrong, Carrie Vaughn, Todd McCaffrey, and many more. All proceeds go to The Colon Cancer Alliance.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dec. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Writers are a charitable bunch by nature. In 2012, a number of well-known horror authors were asked to contribute stories to a charity anthology. The result was Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology, which raised thousands and continues to raise more for amfAR. Now it’s Fantasy’s turn, and these writers have been no less generous with their time and their talents.

Stories by some of the biggest names in Fantasy fiction fill this exciting new anthology, running the gamut from urban fantasy to sword and sorcery. Piers Anthony, Michael Moorcock, Katharine Kerr, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, Alan Dean Foster, Jane Lindskold and David Farland are just some of the contributors of original stories, along with classic stories from Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin and Roger Zelazny, whose son Trent provides a moving introduction to this collection.

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go directly to The Colon Cancer Alliance. For Jordan Ellinger and Richard Salter, the co-editors of this project, this was always a personal cause. “We chose the CCA because of the history of this terrible disease within the writing community,” says Ellinger. “Legendary author, Roger Zelazny, who wrote the Nine Princes in Amber series, died in 1995 after a colon cancer diagnosis, and much loved author Jay Lake, passed away this year after fighting this disease, during the making of this anthology.”

But long after the charity was decided upon, the cause struck even closer to home. “My wife was diagnosed with colon cancer at the end of 2013,” Salter says. “I couldn’t believe it. It was one of life’s deeply unpleasant coincidences. She underwent treatment and is thankfully now cancer free. Early detection is the key, it saved her life.” The editors were more convinced than ever that they had chosen the right cause. “Our aim is not just to raise a ton for an awesome charity,” Salter continues. “We also want to raise awareness. Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, yet few know much about it and even less are willing to talk about it. We want to help change that.”

Fantasy For Good is a labor of love for the editors and they are keen to extend their gratitude to everyone who donated their time and hard work to this project. No matter what your taste in fantasy fiction, this anthology is sure to appeal.

Richard Salter is a British writer and editor now living outside Toronto, Canada. His debut novel, The Patchwork House, is also now available. His website is at http://www.richardsalter.com. Jordan Ellinger is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest, a graduate of Clarion West, and the editor of Urban Fantasy Magazine, which you can find at http://urbanfantasymagazine.com.

Fantasy For Good: A Charitable Anthology, published by Nightscape Press (trade paperback and eBook) is currently available on Amazon for Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00NJY4GUE/ and in trade paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Good-Charitable-George-Martin/dp/1938644204.

Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology, which raises funds for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is also available on Amazon for Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Horror-Good-Charitable-Jack-Ketchum-ebook/dp/B0084FO7N4 and in trade paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Horror-For-Good-Charitable-Anthology/dp/1475065361.

For more information about Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology see the book’s webpage at http://www.nightscapepress.com/books/ffg/ or contact:

Robert S. Wilson, Editor in Chief, Nightscape Press P.O. Box 1948 Smyrna, TN 37167 info@nightscapepress.com


Richard Salter: fantasyforgood@gmail.com

For more information about the Colon Cancer Alliance check out their webpage at http://www.ccalliance.org/ or contact:

Geetha Ananthakrishnan,Development Manager, Colon Cancer Alliance gananthakrishnan@ccalliance.org

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