Friday, August 29, 2014

A million thanks


With this watercolor picture, I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the Read for Animals #2 project.

The author and poets who donated their stories, poems and photos:
Evelyn Steward, Jennifer Priester, Lorinda J. Taylor, Olyn Warfield, Paula Shene, Jeanne E. Rogers, Aya Walksfar, Pamela Griffiths, Linda Whitehead Humbert, Alice Marks, John A. Miller, Brian T Shirley, Tracey Dixon, Sandra Novelly, Susan M Plake, Barbara Corry, Michael Spisak, Susan Austin.

The tireless work of the editors:
Paula Shene and Jeanne E. Rogers

Friends who donated their animal photos:
Deborah Davidson, Candice Roche, Lyle Gallup, Heather Mason, Shannon Sonneveldt, Linda Erickson, Lou Ann Noble


The book is now available in ebook, coming soon in print

The Read for Animals project started when I was organizing and rewriting the short stories I have written the past few years. The idea came to me that with a few of my friends we could put together an anthology to help animals, and I asked my animal lover friends if they’d like to participate. They responded, and the stories and poems started flooding in. We published the first book of the Read for Animals series, and the first $100 donation was made to Columbia Greene animal shelter of NY, thanks to animal lovers who purchased the book.
This book is the second in the Read for Animals series. Some stories will make you laugh out loud; others will warm your heart and make you cry. Some stories are true, and the fantasy stories will make you think… what if? Each author and poet brings their unique writing style, to make the book enjoyable.
Thank you for helping our furry, scaly and feathered friends in need, by purchasing this book.
-Erika M Szabo
What can we do as writers and poets to help animals in need? We can write, sell the book and donate the money – after publishing fees – to animal shelters, sanctuaries and animal hospices to help their dedicated work.
The authors and poets:
Erika M Szabo, Evelyn Steward, Jennifer Priester, Lorinda J. Taylor, Olyn Warfield, Paula Shene, Jeanne E. Rogers, Aya Walksfar, Pamela Griffiths, Linda Whitehead Humbert, Alice Marks, John A. Miller, Brian T Shirley, Tracey Dixon, Sandra Novelly, Susan M Plake, Barbara Corry, Michael Spisak, Susan Austin.

Don't forget to come to our Facebook event September 9-16

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Animal lovers unite for a good cause


You are invited to our week-long Facebook event
September 9-16


Animal lovers unite to support a good cause, to help animals. In this event we don’t offer prizes. We will play fun games such as “caption this” picture posts, and the best captions will be displayed on the Read for Animals blog: http://www.readforanimals.blogspot.com
The reason for this event is to get together in a week-long event, talk and post about animals and read books to help animals.
The Read for Animals project started when I was organizing and rewriting the short stories I have written the past few years. The idea came to me that with a few of my friends we could put together an anthology to help animals, and I asked my animal lover friends if they’d like to participate. They responded, and the stories and poems started flooding in. We published the first book of the Read for Animals series, and the first $100 donation was made to Columbia Greene animal shelter of NY, thanks to animal lovers who purchased the book.
The second book in the Read for Animals series will be published this week. Some stories will make you laugh out loud; others will warm your heart and make you cry. Some stories are true, and the fantasy stories will make you think… what if? Each author and poet brings their unique writing style, to make the book enjoyable.
Thank you for helping our furry, scaly and feathered friends in need, by purchasing this book. Have fun, post about your animals and share their stories.
You can find the buying links to the first book in the pinned post’s comments, and we will add the links to the second book as soon as it will be published.
The "Meet the Authors" schedule will be posted when the event starts.

The book is now available in ebook, coming in print soon

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Book 2 is coming


Happy to announce that the second book of the
Read for Animals anthology series is going to be published next week.
Check back for the link,
Every purchase of the book helps animals in shelters

We help animals by donating the royalty from the sales to shelters, sanctuaries and hospices. Some stories will make you laugh out loud; others will warm your heart and make you cry. Some stories are true and the fantasy stories will make you think… what if? Each author and poet brings a unique writing style.
Enjoy the stories and donated pictures with “What could they be thinking” captions, and thank you for helping our furry, scaly and feathered friends in need by purchasing this book.
The authors and poets:
Erika M Szabo, Evelyn Steward, Jennifer Priester, Lorinda J. Taylor, Olyn Warfield, Paula Shene, Jeanne E. Rogers, Aya Walksfar, Pamela Griffiths, Linda Whitehead Humbert, Alice Marks, John A. Miller, Brian T Shirley, Tracey Dixon, Sandra Novelly, Susan M Plake, Barbara Corry, Michael Spisak, Susan Austin.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Caption this challenge

Book 2 in the Read for Animals anthology series is almost done and we want to add funny captions with some pictures. The best ones will be added to the book with "Captioned by - your name here" Let's play, tickle my funny bone with some nice captions:)
This is just one of the pictures posted on the Facebook page where it's easier to write your captions, so head over and have fun