Yesterday was the day! Team Fresno got together at the Clovis Book Barn to to sign and sell copies of the CEA Greatest Anthology Written.
This amazing book is an OFFICIAL ATTEMPT AT A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD – the most authors contributing to an anthology of short stories. Writers from all over the world, came together in one glorious volume to bring you some fantastic tales. From Romance, Fairy Tales and Contemporary Fiction, to the hard hitting Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction, we’ve made sure you get a bit of everything. With over 100 stories for you to enjoy, this Volume will surely keep you busy for months to come!
The editor and driving force behind the CEA Greatest Anthology Written is Shaun Jooste of Cape Town South Africa. It was his idea and he did a magnificent job of bringing it all together, coordinating writers from all around the world. Not an easy task.
In order to attain a Guinness World Record, 1000 copies must be sold. 500 of those can be Kindle editions.
There are 108 writers represented in this volume, and FOUR of them are from right here in Central California: Kris Lyn, Oz Monroe, Molly Neely, and yours truly, Godfrey Coppinger. All four of us were at the Book Barn in Clovis yesterday.
With each of us bringing our own books, we didn’t know exactly how we were going to distribute the money. Molly suggested we donate it to charity. I, of course, immediately suggested the Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation.
I adopted Lily-Sue Jones-LeRoux, Celtic Queen of the High Seas, Retired, from Elder Paws a year and a half ago. She has become my constant companion. We are so compatible, I’m pretty sure we knew each other in another life. I will be forever grateful to Cathie Garnier for connecting me with Lily.
Elder Paws is no longer doing adoptions, because they have discovered a new need in the furry child world.
“Income should never separate family.”
Elder Paws Senior Dog Foundation is a 501c3 California non profit organization (EIN# 45-5291667) that strives to encourage pet retention by covering essential vet care costs allowing dogs six years and older to stay at home with their humans rather than being surrendered to Central Valley kill shelters.
It was a good day. I got to see Molly again, and I got to meet Kris and Oz for the first time. We passed the books around and each of us signed all of them. And the best part – we sold SEVEN books and collected $140 for Elder Paws.
This event is over, but it’s not too late to buy the CEA Greatest Anthology Written. It is available on Amazon in both book form, and kindle.
It’s also not too late to donate to Elder Paws at elderpawsfoundation.org.