Thank you for reading this blog entry! This is the fifth post on the blog tour for Forever Friends. Everyone following the tour will know by now that I think this is a wonderful book, written by a great bunch of fellow authors who meet and chat on the Published Authors forum. If you are following the tour, thanks again for your support! If you missed the start of the book tour, please check out the four blogs for December 1st-4th listed at the end of this post. If you are considering buying a copy for yourself or as a gift, Forever Friends is now available to buy on all the major online bookstores. See the links below to amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. On every post so far, I have promised that you will not be disappointed because this book will grow on you as you read through the stories and poems.
Pam has played a very important role in the coming together of forty-seven contributors to the anthology. She was the first to suggest that a group of members of the Published Authors forum should get together in a volume of short stories. The discussions that followed from that initial suggestion led to the idea of an anthology of short stories and poems.
Once the idea had been accepted, we had to decide on a theme for the anthology. The friendships that had been made on the forum were apparent to everyone and it didn’t take long before the theme of friendship and love was adopted. Forever Friends is a testament to that love and friendship shared by a group of writers from all over the world: from as far afield as New Zealand, Canada, United States, Bahamas, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Germany, Italy and Greece.
The book, written by world wide writers, is truly international. This posed an editorial problem as submissions arrived in both American and British Standard Written English. I made the decision to present the work as written by the authors, which adds to the world wide appeal of the book.
The short story has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years with the increased pace of life alongside busy schedules that leave less time for reading. The attraction of this collection of work lies in its diversity and variety of genres. From romance and mystery to fantasy and science fiction, there really is something for everyone.
I would like to thank Pam for inviting me to talk about Forever Friends and explain how the idea first came about. Pam’s short story, Catch You Later, which she wrote under her fiction penname Maggie Bendar, is a modern day story of young love and renewed friendship. As two young people are forced to live apart, they wonder if they will ever see one another again. Will a promise made still be kept years later? Read the story to find out!
Forever Friends is available now from all major online stores, including amazon.com:
Thanks again for reading this and best wishes for the holiday season!
Author and Editor
Please follow the tour to learn more about the book.
December 1 Chelle Cordero
December 2 Zada Connaway
December 3 Mary Muhammad
December 4 Helen Wisocki
December 5 Pam Robertson
December 6 Dick Stodghill
December 7 Philip Spires
December 8 Grace Bridges
December 9 L. Sue Durkin
December 10 A. Ahad
December 11 Malcolm R. Campbell
December 12 Lynn C. Johnston
December 13 Dianne Sagan
December 14 Donald James Parker
December 15 Karina Kantas
December 16 Milena Gomez
December 17 Tiziana Rinaldi Castro
December 18 Yvonne Oots