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50 Stories for Pakistan

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   15 Comments | Posted in Big Bad Media · flooding · pakistan · Red Cross

According to the New York Times, this past summer brought the worst flooding Pakistan has experienced in 80 years, displacing nearly twenty million people. The British Red Cross is taking donations, and Big Bad Media stepped up to the plate, publishing the book 50 Stories for Pakistan with proceeds going directly to the Red Cross for flood relief.  Thanks to my blog buddy and fellow writer, Ellie Garratt, for highlighting this call for story submissions and bringing attention to this situation.

I’m proud to have my story, Angel, accepted for publication in this anthology. I’ve not worked with digital media before, and the process from inception to publication moves at a rapid pace compared with standard print. It has been a good experience, and I am so happy to be part of this flood relief effort.

The book may be purchased on Blurb, and the ebook edition will be available in a few days.  You may not wish to purchase the book, but I urge you to learn more about the devastation the summer’s floods caused.  Check out the links above and perhaps offer a donation through the British Red Cross. 

Til next time –
Lisa

15 Responses to "50 Stories for Pakistan"

  1. Comment by Jane
    October 29, 2010 at 6:32 am  

    I'm looking forward to the ebook edition! Many congrats!Jane

  2. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    October 29, 2010 at 7:28 am  

    This is such an honorable clip! You are my hero.

  3. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    October 29, 2010 at 10:23 am  

    Wow, Lisa, you are on a roll! I am so proud of you. I can't wait to check it out. I ran across a local blog on e-books last weekend. It is all a new area to me. Here is Tom's blog, for more info: http://tomsbookpublishingblog.blogspot.com/I heard about the flooding but did not realize how severe it was.

  4. Comment by Roland D. Yeomans
    October 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm  

    As my post of today suggests, I found myself on the flooded, ruined streets of New Orleans after Katrina. As soon as the book becomes available for my Kindle, I will purchase it.Despair calls to despair. Have a great holiday season this Thanksgiving and Christmas, Roland

  5. Comment by Karen Lange
    October 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm  

    Congratulations! I'm excited for you. Thanks for the info on the book.Happy weekend,Karen 🙂

  6. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    October 29, 2010 at 8:44 pm  

    Congratulations, Lisa. I can't wait to read your story. What a wonderful project to be a part of!

  7. Comment by Lynn
    October 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm  

    Nice going. I plan to get the book, but only if I can send it to you to sign.

  8. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    October 29, 2010 at 11:36 pm  

    Hi Roland – Thanks for your comments. I look forward to reading your post. God bless.

  9. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    October 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm  

    Hey Deb – I should have had the group critique it first–I found about five things I should have changed! LOL I guess we never stop editing.

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    October 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm  

    Hi Lynn – Gosh. You're going to make me feel all important. 🙂

  11. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    October 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm  

    That's wonderful, Lisa! Such a worthy cause to put pen to paper for.

  12. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    October 30, 2010 at 12:34 am  

    Thanks, Cathy. It feels good to contribute even in a small way.

  13. Comment by Roland D. Yeomans
    October 30, 2010 at 1:06 am  

    Thanks for the kind, insightful words on my post. They were most appreciated. Have a great, healing weekend.

  14. Comment by Susan at Stony River
    October 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm  

    Congratulations! That's excellent news! What a terrific cause, too.

  15. Comment by Tammy
    October 31, 2010 at 12:11 am  

    Very cool! Congratulations!!


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