Monday, June 17, 2013

Indies in Action

When tragedy strikes, we often feel helpless to do anything but sit in the safety of our homes and watch the devastation and heartache play out on the news. We want to help, but we may be too far away to rush into the fray. Or we don't have the training to offer immediate aid, either by search and rescue or medical first aid. In the aftermath, we may not have the skills to help those who've lost everything rebuild. We want to do something, but don't know how.

Indies in Action, a group of writers, poets, and artists from around the world, have gathered to help those touched by tragedy. In May of 2013 storms and tornadoes ripped through the mid-western United States leaving destruction and desolation in their wake. IIA swiftly put a call out for submission of written works to be used in a charity anthology that has become known as Twist of Fate. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Twist of Fate will go to benefit tornado victims through the May Tornadoes Fund managed by the United Way. I'm very proud to be a part of this project. I may not live near Oklahoma, or have the skills to help rebuild homes torn apart by the wind, but I can put words on the page, offering my support and encouragement to those who have lost so much. Twist of Fate is now in post production and should be released as an ebook later this week, with the trade paperback soon to follow. Look for it online wherever books are sold. We can help those in need.


  1. This is a great goal. Thank you for doing this.

  2. This is a great idea. And why not send a few as gifts? Thanks Lori.