With Love- A Project of Hope
On March 13, 2011, the world saw the creation of an inspiring relief project, which has turned into an ongoing compilation of short stories. This project provides a message of hope for millions of people around the world. Conceived through the desire to help those who were suffering through an unforgettable tragedy, The With Love Project began.
Only days before ideas of With Love started swirling around the thoughts of each author; the earthquake and tsunami that impacted the lives of millions of individuals who lived in northeast Japan. These families lost loved ones and close friends, while capturing the world’s undivided attention for many months. This became a very emotional time for everyone who contributed to the project.
Catrina Taylor, approached a small group of talented writers on Facebook and asked them if they would be interested in participating on the project. As quickly as she asked, several writers stepped up to support the project, offering inspiring pieces. Soon after an artist offering images to create a cover and a publisher also volunteered their services to reach out to the masses. With Love, by Indie Writers United was published with the help of teamwork and quick collaboration to complete the anthology; along with an independent group of small press operators.
After several discussions, the writers had selected a charity. The charity was one that not only helped individuals locally, but to those worldwide who also needed the assistance for all situations. The charity picked Medecins Sans Frontieres, which is better known as Doctors Without Borders. All the money earned from the project is donated to the charity service. Once the anthology became available, Catrina and publisher-Sarah Barnard of Ethics Trading, were approached about additional releases.
From there, both Sarah and Catrina devoted their time in developing guidelines for future publications. They have since released The Dawn of Indie Romance in July; along with their most recent, After Dark. Both releases are signed, With Love, along with any future releases in the series.
After Dark presents a transformation in the series- which features several independent writers and artists- that includes: Stuart Nager (in both volumes). Lisa Vooght, Corrie Barling and Jude Robinson. Both, The Writing Network and Ethics Trading, recognized that art adds not only uniqueness to the series, but that it’s a valuable addition for the reader and sought pieces from visual artists that fit into the theme of this anthology.
If you would like to enjoy reading an enjoyable variety of stories for a good cause you can find all three books on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and other book retailers.