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By M.C. Franklin
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About this project

(Photo: the Illustrator and Editor as Edward and Bella, Halloween 2009)

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START PLANNING FOR HALLOWEEN.

Do you know what will be in your To Be Read pile this October? Hopefully this book! 

We're bringing together 13 YA authors and 1 talented illustrator to bring you a Halloween-centric short story anthology. What is "Halloween-centric," you ask? It's more than just a collection of horror stories, or tales of things that go bump in the night. Halloween is it's own special brand of holiday magic, one these authors hope to capture and share with you this October.

THE SEASON OF GIVING (CANDY)

Have you ever been trick-or-treating or handing out candy and thought to yourself how absolutely insane this holiday is? With unspoken agreement, all the children in the neighborhood dress up in costumes and show up on the doorsteps of neighbors they might otherwise never interact with, neighbors who then cheerfully dole out candy they paid for with their own money. Truly, this holiday embodies the real spirit of giving.

That's why 50% of the net proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Girls Not Brides, a global partnership committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.

From the website: “We share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all.”

For more about the incredible work they do at Girls Not Brides, go here.

Risks and challenges

I'm not gonna lie, the timing it going to be a crunch on this one. But some of us work best under pressure!

I have seven years experience of indie publishing under my belt, and I've made enough mistakes along the way to account for 99% of things that could possibly go wrong. Even though this is a crunch, our time table is more than doable. With your help, we can get it done!

With a funding deadling of August 31, we hope to have the anthology in your hands by Friday, October 13th. Worst case scenario, a bit later in October. That wouldn't be so bad, would it?

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