Overcoming Adversity Launch


Cover design and concept by D.R. Cartwright & Ella Wilson


A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces – real life, flash fiction, and poetry – about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.(little ole me is there with the big guns… imagine that?!)

The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.

Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Overcoming-Adversity-Anthology-Andrew-ebook/dp/B00BM62EZA/regf=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362210101&sr=8-1

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Adversity-Anthology-Andrew-ebook/dp/B00BM62EZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362210134&sr=8-1&keywords=nick+wilford

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/290822

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17452314-overcoming-adversity

Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/.   


I feel so honoured to be a part of this fabulous collaborative effort, and have my work featured alongside a super-talented bunch of amazing and supportive writers from the global online writing community.

Are you on GoodReads? Be sure to mark it as "to read" with a quick click on the GoodReads name. It's such a great way to pay it forward. Remember that this isn't just another indie novel, this is a special collection filled with loads of inspiration from your friends and mine…

Thank you Nick for all the hard work you've put into this project that brings us together in this special way, in support of such a worthy cause! Best wishes to both you and Andrew!


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Congratulations, Nick!

  2. J.L. Campbell on March 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Yes, this is a wonderful effort, Michelle. I know you're far from dusty in the writing department. You rock.

  3. PK Hrezo on March 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Michelle! yep isn't it cool we're all pubbed together?? Love it! 😀

  4. Lexa Cain on March 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    This is such a wonderful reason for an anthology, and I'm impressed that so many authors participated. Congrats on your pubbed story! 🙂

  5. Elise Fallson on March 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Great to see this anthology come together with so many amazing entries. Can't wait to get my copy and I wish Andrew and Nick the very best!


    Good to see your site back up and running! 😀

  6. Melissa Maygrove on March 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I got to read many of the entries during the original hop, but not all. Can't wait to sit down and read the ones I missed! Good luck, Nick and Andrew! 🙂

  7. DL Hammons on March 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    My copy has already been downloaded!  Such an awesome project! 🙂

  8. Carol Kilgore on March 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I've smiled everytime I've seen this cover yesterday and today. Great job and congrats to Nick and all the contributors!

  9. shell flower on March 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Great idea to add it on Goodreads. Done  🙂 I can't wait to read all the entries I missed on the blog hop. I bet Andrew is so stoked!

  10. Julie on March 6, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Congrats to Nick on an amazing anthology! Michelle, I loved your piece and I'm so excited to be a part of this with you!  This is only the beginning of good things to come.

  11. Nick Wilford on March 6, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Thanks for your awesome entry and for helping out with the launch, Michelle. You rock!

  12. Michelle Wallace on March 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

    @Alex ~ thanks Ninja Cap'n.

    @Joy ~ thanks for the generous compliment!

    @PK ~ yep, a group publication… for some of us, it's a first… 🙂

    @Lexa ~ I am officially published… what a feeling!

    @Elise ~ it's been a wonderful experience!

    @Melissa ~ it will be great to read them over, at a leisurely pace!

    @DL ~ it's brought the online writing community together in a very special way!

    @Carol ~ that cover is so cheery and uplifting, you can't help but smile…

    @Shell Flower ~ he must be soooo excited!

    @Julie ~ it's very inspiring… our first published articles! Well, my first… and you?

    @Nick ~ you are such a star! God bless you. Best wishes to you and Andrew!

  13. Julie Flanders on March 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I'm late to this post but glad I found it today as it made me realize I hadn't added the anthology to my Goodreads books yet! Definitely glad to correct that error.

    Congratulations and well done on your inclusion, Michelle. I know your story will be fabulous.

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