I was very honored to have my story “Coal Ash and Sparrows” reprinted in the first Relief Anthology, Cornstalk Gypsies. The proceeds from sales of that book were used as a donation to a school in Ottumwa, Iowa — part of the flood affected regions in that state.
I’m really excited about this ongoing series of anthologies, so I was more than happy to offer up another of my stories as a reprint to the latest Relief Anthology. “Natural Order,” my story about a fiery greyhound and some of his “stormy” friends, will be in the book.
Here’s the official word from the editor:
The Winter 2009 Relief Anthology edits and layouts begin today. The following authors will have work appearing in the 2009 Relief Anthology:
Jetse de Vries
All proceeds generated from the Winter 2009 Relief Anthology will be donated to pet rescues and animal shelters affected by hurricane Ike.
Also, the editor, J.K.Richard will be matching proceed/donations dollar-for-dollar and donating matched monies to rescue efforts in Seattle, WA. Recently in Seattle 600 dogs were confiscated from several puppy mills, most of which are pregnant : http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008665665_puppies24m.html
The book should be ready sometime this month, so keep your eyes peeled! I’ll keep you posted.