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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Longest Night Watch Volume 2. A Charity Anthology Dedicated to Alzheimers Research! ...and I'm in it!

Dear Friends.

The numbers are pretty frightening.   Worldwide nearly 44 million people have Alzheimer's or a related dementia. ( Alzheimer's Disease International) Only 1-in-4 people with Alzheimer's disease have been diagnosed.
And in the US that number is 5.4 million Americans

So what can we do to help?  

On March 12th, 2015, the writing world lost one of its greatest contemporary heroes - Sir Terrence "Terry" Pratchett. To honor his life, a group of writers published an anthology of stories that showcased his influence on their writing, and which also helped bring awareness of the disease that contributed to his end, Alzheimer's Disease.

It was a success, and the group--now known as "The Longest Night Watch" Volume 1--went on to enter a writing competition, where they came in second by fractions of a point. The submissions from that writing competition are in this volume, along with original short stories and poems from many of the contributors to the first volume, and a slew of new authors. Contributors to this volume are: Amanda Parker Adams, Andrew Barber, AR Harlow, Becca Bachlott, Brittany Tucker, Carol Gyzander, Cayleigh Stickler, D.R. Perry, Debbie Manber Kupfer, Fiona Teh, Georgette Frey, Janet Gershen-Siegel, Jennifer Stibbards, Joshua L. Cejka, Kate Post, Katelyn Scarlett, L. Anne Wooley, Michael J. Medeiros, Michael Walton, R.R. Virdi, Ryn Richmond, Skye Hegyes, Thomas E. Harper, Trine Jensegg, Virginia Carraway Stark and the team of The Longest Night Watch.

A few weeks ago, we also lost Gene Wilder to this dreadful disease.  But chances are there is someone closer that has it, or you know someone who does.  For me, this was my aunt.  She was only in her 50's when she died from it in the 1970s and she was the 3rd of 4 children, my dad being 4.   They didn't know a whole lot about it back then, but even with the huge strides that have been made, there is still a long way to go.  

I am announcing the release of the second volume of this wonderful collection of stories.  I'm very proud to be part of this effort, and to let you know that it is available right now, for presale.  The release date is October 20, 2016.  It will be available for paperback later, right now the release is only for the kindle. 

What's that?  You don't have a Kindle?   Well, never fear, there is a free app/program available through Amazon that you can have on your phone or PC.  Called Kindle for PC.   I have it along with my Kindle Touch, and Kindle Fire.  I also had it on my iPhone (though I no longer have that).  

 This is what you search for on the Kindle Store.  "kindle for pc free download windows 10."  They also have various platforms for this.  

So now for the link to the presale for the Anthology!  Please pass this on!  Thank you so much!

The Longest Night Watch, Volume 2: A Charity Anthology for the Alzheimer's Association by [Barber,Andrew, Virdi,R.R., Perry,D.R., Gershen-Siegel,Janet, Cejka,Joshua L., Gyzander,Carol, Harlow,A.R., Richmond,Ryn, Parker Adams,Amanda]