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In May of 2013, tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, most notably causing severe destruction in the city of Moore. Safety was stolen, dreams were destroyed, lives were lost. Almost immediately, authors and artists from around the world joined together so that their expressions of emotion could be put to good use. The dozens of authors and artists who contributed to this anthology represent caring people whose effort has combined to create the charity anthology "Twist Of Fate."
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Twist of Fate

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Overview

In May of 2013, tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, most notably causing severe destruction in the city of Moore. Safety was stolen, dreams were destroyed, lives were lost. Almost immediately, authors and artists from around the world joined together so that their expressions of emotion could be put to good use. The dozens of authors and artists who contributed to this anthology represent caring people whose effort has combined to create the charity anthology "Twist Of Fate."
Representing the Indies In Action group, 60 authors have combined to contribute 78 different writings in a charity anthology to help tornado victims in Oklahoma. The authors represent people from all around the globe. Nine countries are represented, and several of the contributors actually live in or have lived in "Tornado Alley." It is a grassroots, group effort to help those who need it the most. The writing and photos mix to create an experience you will want to share.
This inspiring collection is a wonderful way to make a difference. The proceeds from this book go to the May Tornadoes Relief Fund, managed by the United Way, which in turn is used to help the victims of this tragic display of nature's fury.
Thank you for sharing hope.

Contributors:
Ency Bearis
Melissa Fry Beasley
Simone Beaudelaire
Daya Bihm
Allison Bruning
Susana H. Case
Elizabeth E. Castillo
Cathrina Constantine
Colin Dardis
Guy Anthony De Marco
Lori Dillon
T.J. Edison
Maria Edwards
Debra Eloise - My Lady Eloise Photography
Rich Ferguson
David E. Fessenden
Zach Fishel
Ashley Fontainne
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
Sheenah Freitas
M.D. Friedman
George S. Geisinger
Jacqueline Hopkins-Walton
Halvard Johnson
Malkeet Kaur
Marshall G. Kent Sr
Troy Lambert
W.F. Lantry
Sherri Lea
Terry Lucas
Jason Luttrell
Catherine Mahoney
Madhu Kalyan Mattaparthi
Cynthia Meyers-Hanson
Jesse S. Mitchell
Melisha N. Murray
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Paul No
Emeke Nwaoboli
Linda Bonney Olin
Moses Opara
Eleni Papanou
Uma Pochampalli-Goparaju
Frank G. Poe Jr.
David Pointer
Betsy A. Riley
Prabir Roy
Donna J. Sanders
Crystal Schall
Kiriti Sengupta
AshleyNicole Shelton
Noah Smock
De Ann Townes
Jon Tribble
Vallory Vance
Gunjan Vyas
A.K. Wallace
Sara Walker
Christena A.V. Williams
Lisa Williamson
Stephen L. Wilson
M.P. Witwer
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016715537
  • Publisher: Stephen L. Wilson
  • Publication date: 6/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 2 MB

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Representing the Indies In Action group, 60 authors have combined to contribute 78 different writings in a charity anthology to help tornado victims in Oklahoma. The authors represent people from all around the globe. Nine countries are represented, and several of the contributors actually live in or have lived in "Tornado Alley." It is a grassroots, group effort to help those who need it the most. The writing and photos mix to create an experience you will want to share.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Reviewing a book like Twist Of Fate is always a problem. It¿s a

    Reviewing a book like Twist Of Fate is always a problem. It’s a charitable anthology, after all, and all the money from the sale of the book is being donated to a good cause. So you really can’t say anything negative about it, can you? Fortunately Twist Of Fate doesn’t suffer from that problem. The book is actually very good, and it’s a fine addition to any library.

    Twist Of Fate is a collection of short stories, poetry, and photographs from people all around the world. It benefits the victims and communities affected by the devastating tornadoes which hit Oklahoma in May. All the proceeds are being donated to the May Tornadoes Relief Fund administered by the United Way.

    The volume is as diverse in its subject matter as it is in the geography of the contributors. Not all the work is concerned with violent weather and natural disasters, and the material is well-balanced. While some pieces do talk about Mother Nature as a stern mistress others portray nature as a place where comfort can be found. Pieces range from the short story Lyssa’s New Friend by Guy Anthony De Marco to the rare poem Blond from short fiction writer George S. Geisinger. I’d have a hard time picking my favorites out of the group; they are all quite good and there isn’t a dud among them.

    The real beauty of the book, aside from the top-notch literary work and the photos is how the Chief Editor, Stephen L. Wilson, assembled the diverse submissions in such a way that they reinforce each other without overpowering each other. This must have been especially hard since not all of the contributors are professional writers and photographers. Some are just ordinary people who had something to contribute and they wanted to help out. The addition of the photos was a nice touch, and they accompany their pieces perfectly.

    Twist Of Fate was produced by the group Indies In Action. IIA is a group of authors, poets, photographers, and artists worldwide who are devoted to creating fund-raising works to benefit the victims of tragedy. Their first book, Angels Cried, was written for and benefited the families of the victims of the Newtown school shootings earlier this year.

    Normally I don’t have real high expectations for a charitable anthology. I’m sure the people who create them have good intentions, but all too often they are an amateur effort and it can be painfully obvious. Here again this is not a problem with Twist Of Fate. This is a professional volume from cover to cover, and it’s one you can be proud to own. You can’t do much better than buy an exceptional compilation such as Twist Of Fate and know your money is going to a worthy cause. Highly recommended.

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