Caring Enough to Try

It has been one of those weeks. This and that and some other thing goes wrong. Then some wackadoodle goes off in a Facebook thread, sets up a fake account and starts attacking everyone who disagreed with her, and extends the venom to include members of their families. That sort of thing leaves a bad taste in your mouth and puts you in a crappy mood.

Then I got a message from my friend Catherine Mahoney. She’s asking for a little help to draw attention to some authors who are out there trying to do a little good.

Indies Unlimited does not support or endorse any specific charity or cause. This isn’t just about that though. This is about people who see others suffering and decide to do something about it.That deserves to be applauded, and it reminds me of the greater good in this wonderful community of indie writers.

So, here are three projects aimed at extending a helping hand to those in need. You can click on those covers and buy the books.

Angels Cried – 40 authors and artists who contributed to create the anthology “Angels Cried.” This inspiring collection is a wonderful way to make a difference for those who truly need it the most. The proceeds from this book go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, managed by the United Way. Thank you for sharing hope.

April Rains benefits victims of the West Texas plant explosion and the donations go to the United Way of Texas which will distribute them to the first responders, their families, and others injured in the explosion.

United We Stand – This anthology was created by compassionate individuals who desired to assist the victims and survivors of the Boston Marathon Tragedy. All the proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warriors.

I know there are lots more examples of this kind of goodness in the community, like our own K.S Brooks heading up the Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Relief, and Matt and Danielle Drake, who established Kourageous Kids Storybooks for children with cancer. So, if you’re involved with an effort to help others, or know of an author who is, go ahead and slap a link in the comments. We salute you.

Author: Stephen Hise

Stephen Hise is the Evil Mastermind and founder of Indies Unlimited. Hise is an independent author and an avid supporter of the indie author movement. Learn more about Stephen at his website or his Amazon author page.

13 thoughts on “Caring Enough to Try”

  1. You did it, I can’t speak, I am speechless, beyond grateful, this is an amazing beyond amazing, thank you. Cat.
    Yes, there is another anthology in the works for the Ok survivors too, Twist of Fate, to be release soon. Will be updating as the IIA authors, poets and artists will be.promoting it release. Thank you to all the wonderful people in the Indie Community. K.S. Brooks and The Drakes, and all who care.

    1. Thanks to all involved with the production of Twist of Fate. It has been another selfless, tireless commitment by many who are dedicated to doing good in the world.

  2. Two former minions (Mader and Antrobus) along with regular IU reader Jo-Anne Teal and Edward Lorn have a short book out called “Seasons,” with proceeds going to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

  3. Catherine Mahoney is a true warrior for good, fighting against evil in the best way she can. Though she suffers much pain in her daily life, her struggles make her strong and a wonderful advocate for hurting souls. Her uplifting voice is being heard around the globe and will resonate into the heavens. Let all Indies raise their glass and voices to stop the carnage of the most precious species of all, humans. Thank you Stephen Hise and all who love love, liberty and peace. Please add Paypal!

  4. Thank you for your kinds words for the books we worked so hard on. Independent authors are doing what they can to help those in need and it is wonderful pages like this that help us get the word out.

  5. I’m delighted to have contributed poems to Indies in Action anthologies Angels Cried and Twist of Fate. Thanks to Stephen Wilson and others who do the heavy lifting to put these projects together. <3

  6. Wonderful work, thank you for sharing. As one of my characters says, “The best thing about heroes is they care enough to try. Heroes are just angels in disguise.”

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