Sorry, #Caturday Fans – Special Announcement!

I just learned that my short story “Undivided”, which originally appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s SWORD AND SORCERESS XXIII, will be reprinted in R. T. Kaelin’s anthology TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Many authors, including Robert Silverberg (!!!), are contributing reprints. R. T. is running an Indiegogo campaign. All money raised by the campaign and the anthology go through the American Red Cross to the relief efforts.

Here’s what R. T. says:

To date, I have 31 authors committed, 4 editors, and an illustrator. The author list as of this moment:

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• Robert Silverberg
• Michael J. Sullivan
• Bradley P. Beaulieu
• Phillip Athans
• Stephen D. Sullivan
• Rick Novy
• Jean Rabe
• Maxwell Alexander Drake
• Erik Scott de Bie
• Alex Bledsoe
• Matthew Wayne Selznick
• R.T. Kaelin
• Ari Marmell
• Jaym Gates
• C.S. Marks
• C.J. Henderson
• Marian Allen
• Bryan Young
• Donald Bingle
• Janine Spendlove
• T.L. Gray
• Miya Kressin
• Steven Saus
• Addie King
• Rob Knipe
• Vicki Johnson-Steger
• Tracy Chowdhury
• Doris Stever
• Gregory Wilson

If you are an author looking to contribute a story, feel free to contact me at Or send me a message via Twitter @AuthorRTKaelin. Anthology details: 3-5k words in length (after all, we want to get this together quickly), genre independent, appropriate for all ages. As this will be an ebook only, total length of book will not matter. I’m guess we’ll be pushing 200k when all is said and done.

I’m so proud to be a part of this! And, considering that some of the victims are cat owners, cat lovers, and cats, maybe this is a Caturday post, after all.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character thinks of a way to help somebody with dignity for both the giver and receiver.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Sorry, #Caturday Fans – Special Announcement!

  1. Damyanti

    November 10, 2012 at 9:10am

    Commendable work! Marian this is so nice of you and everyone else.

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      Marian Allen

      November 10, 2012 at 7:59pm

      I was so happy to learn about it, and so proud my story was accepted!

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  2. Jane

    November 10, 2012 at 9:41am

    Hooray! To have your story in with SilverBob! Yay! Yay!

    Congratulations, friend.

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      Marian Allen

      November 10, 2012 at 8:00pm

      I know! And Alex Bledsoe, too, author of THE SWORD-EDGED BLONDE! Whoop whoop!!!

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  3. Marion Driessen

    November 10, 2012 at 10:00am

    Marian, I am SO very proud of you! And proud to call you my Sister from overseas. This is awesome, a big hug and a huge smile, congratulations! 😀

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  4. Perry Block

    November 11, 2012 at 9:07am

    Are they interested in humor? What kind of a piece could I contribute? (i. e. what is appropriate?)

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