Friday, April 17th is the official release date for a book that is the result of a brilliant concept involving multiple book bloggers and authors. It all started with something called the 30 Authors project that brought together several (yes, you guessed it… thirty) authors who reviewed some of their favorite books through a fantastic team of book bloggers. My review of the anthology Face Off was posted by Read-at-Home Mama, who later interviewed me about the 30 Authors event, and more. At the conclusion of this event, a publisher called Velvet Morning Press came up with the idea to get some of the authors from various genres together to create an anthology. In the end, fourteen of us contributed stories to Legacy.
Not only is Legacy a wonderful collection, but the proceeds go to charity through the organization Paws for Reading. This is truly a unique set of stories from a diverse group of authors, focusing on the theme of “legacy” and putting their own spin on the subject. The 30 Authors event was coordinated by Allison at The Book Wheel, so be sure to check out her page.
I am honored that my story Four Days Forever (set in Pittsburgh, PA) is included in Legacy. The international list of contributors includes writers who have had works listed on the New York Times bestseller lists, won prestigious awards, and have cranked out Amazon bestsellers.
Check out this book! I can assure you that you will not be disappointed by this impressive anthology.
J.J. Hensley is the author of RESOLVE, which is set against the backdrop of the Pittsburgh Marathon, Measure Twice, and other works. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service.
An addict is killing Pittsburgh city officials, but Homicide Detective Jackson Channing has his own addiction.
In the Pittsburgh Marathon, more than 18,000 people will participate. 4,500 people will attempt to cover the full 26.2 miles. Over 200 of the participants will quit, realizing it just wasn’t their day. More than 100 will get injured and require medical treatment. One man is going to be murdered. When Dr. Cyprus Keller lines up to start the race, he knows a man is going to die for one simple reason. He’s going to kill him.
And look for my short story FOUR DAYS FOREVER in the LEGACY anthology
Thank you so much for participating and for being so active from the very beginning. This wouldn’t be such a success if it weren’t for you!
My pleasure. I’m happy to support such an ingenious concept put together by you and Velvet Morning Press!