Twist of Fate hits number one in just one week!

Twist of Fate is now available in both ebook and paperback versions.  The feedback from readers has been great and it has hit the top release spot on Amazon in the Poetry Anthologies division!  If you haven’t gotten your copy yet you can find the buy links below.

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Twist of Fate- Now Available in eBook Formats

In May of 2013 storms and tornadoes ripped through the midwestern United States leaving destruction and desolation in many areas. One of the hardest hit states was Oklahoma. “Twist of Fate” is an anthology of writing, poetry, prose, and artwork from contributors around the world, better known as the group: Indies In Action. 100 % of the proceeds from the sale of the book “Twist of Fate” will go to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma through the May Tornadoes Fund, administered by the United Way.
The Indies In Action (IIA) group has been hard at work to create a beautiful collection of prose and poetry dedicated to the victims of the tornadoes which devastated Oklahoma in recent weeks. This touching collection is punctuated by well-known authors and poets from all over the globe, stirring photography, and a brilliant cover donated by Maria Edwards of Navigator Books.

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The Twist of Fate (ToF) anthology has been a group effort mixed with a little bit of madness as all book publications are. From editing, to formatting, and book cover decisions, books are a lot of work even after all the writing and artwork has been done. I’ve truly enjoyed collaborating with my fellow Indies In Action (IIA) members.
And now, after all that hard work Twist of Fate is now available in eBook formats!

Buy Links:

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Kiriti Sengupta (India) has been very hard at work interviewing some of the contributors of ToF and I thought I would share these with you so you can get to know the contributors who are helping raise money for the May Tornadoes Fund.
I had the pleasure of talking with Kiriti when he had me at the interview desk last week. It was such a surprise to be invited for the interview as I did not contribute any written work to the anthology, rather I submitted my photography. The support and appreciation the members of IIA give to one another is tremendous. Each day I am more and more thankful I was able to join them for such a great cause.

Interview Snippet:

Kiriti: What is the role of the photographs in this anthology ?

Ashley: Photography captures a single moment. I like to think that it brings everyone together, to that one point in time. Next to the literature, we can all experience and feel the compassion that is going into this anthology.

Kiriti: Which comes first, Love or Sympathy ? What is of more importance in a charity work ?

Ashley: The two can often be mixed up or coincide with one another. To me, love is intense and personal. Those who know the victims personally have all the love they require. But sympathy is that emotional tug even a stranger feels for someone in need. It is what drives us to volunteer and give to charity.

You can read the full interview here, Author AshleyNicole fascinates with her insights about charity and Twist of Fate, an international charitable anthology.

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Other Interviews by Kiriti:

Stephen L Wilson (U.S.A) | Allison Bruning (U.S.A) | hülya yılmaz (Turkey)

W.F. “Bill” Lantry (U.S.A) | Linda Bonney Olin (U.S.A) | Ency Bearis (USA)

Ranadeb Dasgupta and Prabir Roy (India) | Jon Tribble (U.S.A) | Maria Edwards (U.S.A.)

Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo (Philippines) | Simone Beaudelaire (U.S.A)

Crystal Schall (U.S.A) | Don Martin (U.S.A) | M.P.Witwer (U.S.A.)

Colin Dardis (Northern Ireland) | Marshall G. Kent Sr. (U.S.A) | Madhu Kalyan (India)

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Interview with the Cover Artist of ToF

ID Maria Edwards

The upcoming Twist of Fate (ToF) anthology has been a group effort mixed with a little bit of madness as all book publications are. From editing, to formatting, and book cover decisions, books are a lot of work even after all the writing and artwork has been done. I’ve truly enjoyed collaborating with my fellow Indies In Action (IIA) members. While the project is still coming together, the rest of the group has been participating in other ways. One of these ways is through interviews.

Kiriti Sengupta (India) has been very hard at work interviewing some of the contributors of ToF and I thought I would share these with you so you can get to know the contributors who are helping raise money for the May Tornadoes Fund. Thank you Kiriti for all the interviews and thank you Maria for all your hard work on the book cover of this project and the IIA group.

Interview Teaser:

“TWIST OF FATE is a global effort. As such, I believe Stephen wanted all aspects of the project to be contributions, including the publishing and marketing efforts. Remember, together we are stronger and can have a greater effect than just one individual. I am honored to be just one part of the greater group that IS Indies in Action!”

~ Maria Edwards

To read the full interview where Ms.Maria Edwards, President, American Authors’ Association (AAA) shares her insight about Twist of Fate… click here.

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Interview with ToF’s Associate Editor

ID Crystal

The upcoming Twist of Fate (ToF) anthology has been a group effort mixed with a little bit of madness as all book publications are.  From editing, to formatting, and book cover decisions, books are a lot of work even after all the writing and artwork has been done.  I’ve truly enjoyed collaborating with my fellow Indies In Action (IIA) members.  While the project is still coming together, the rest of the group has been participating in other ways.  One of these ways is through interviews.

Kiriti Sengupta (India) has been very hard at work interviewing some of the contributors of ToF and I thought I would share these with you so you can get to know the contributors who are helping raise money for the May Tornadoes Fund.  Thank you Kiriti for all the interviews and thank you Crystal for all your hard work for this project and the IIA group.

Interview Teaser:

Kiriti: Being an experienced Editor and a literary-worker, do you think that readers will remember the anthology for its content ?

Crystal: Yes, Kiriti, I really do. The contributions to “Twist of Fate” are deeply heartfelt. Many of the contributors have been through serious weather, if not tornadoes, themselves. We all have experienced things completely beyond our control that have changed our lives forever. You can feel that in every written work as well as the beautiful art that has been donated for inclusion.

When you break it down, what it amounts to is there is something in this book for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you love to read or are an admirer of great art, there is something for everyone. Not only will you feel great for having helped raise money to help your fellow man in his time of need, but you will have a wonderful book that has the capacity to become one of your favorites and can be enjoyed and shared with others for many years to come.

 

To read the full interview where Seasoned writer and associate editor, Crystal Schall and her take on Twist of Fate, a global charity anthology click here.

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Interview with the Editor of ToF

ID Stephen

The upcoming Twist of Fate (ToF) anthology has been a group effort mixed with a little bit of madness as all book publications are.  From editing, to formatting, and book cover decisions, books are a lot of work even after all the writing and artwork has been done.  I’ve truly enjoyed collaborating with my fellow Indies In Action (IIA) members.  While the project is still coming together, the rest of the group has been participating in other ways.  One of these ways is through interviews.

Kiriti Sengupta (India) has been very hard at work interviewing some of the contributors of ToF and I thought I would share these with you so you can get to know the contributors who are helping raise money for the May Tornadoes Fund.  Thank you Kiriti for all the interviews and thank you Stephen for all your hard work leading this project and the IIA group.

Interview Teaser:

Kiriti: What made you form the group Indies in Action ?

Stephen: It actually began in 1996. I was in Oklahoma City the year after the Alfred P. Murrah building was destroyed by a domestic terrorist attack. 167 people died, and the entire community was affected. There was virtually nobody who didn’t know someone who was affected. I guess you could say I was mad at God, and I wrote my feelings down on paper. The result was the short piece “Angels Were Sent,” which is included in our anthology. I showed it to a few people, and then it was filed away, helping nobody but me. Then, on December 12, when the Sandy Hook school was attacked in Newtown, Connecticut, I was teaching middle school students when the announcements were made over the radio. I saw the shock on the faces of those 11 year-old students, and I was enraged! By the time I arrived at home, I knew what I had to do. Rather than sit helpless, or maybe write my frustrations down on paper to be filed away, I decided to put my emotions into action. It was that day when Indies In Action was created. I put out a call, and created a Facebook event inviting authors, poets and artists from around the world to join together and put their feelings into motion. Together we created a charity anthology, Angels Cried, to help the victims of that horrible shooting. Not only did our work provide a way to put our talents to use for a good cause, money was raised for the people who needed it the most, and many of us became friends because of the project.

To read the full interview where Stephen L Wilson, the principal editor, Twist of Fate shares his insight … click here.

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Twist of Fate – A Charity Anthology

Twist of Fate
A Charity Anthology
Coming Soon

In May of 2013 storms and tornadoes ripped through the midwestern United States leaving destruction and desolation in many areas. One of the hardest hit states was Oklahoma. “Twist of Fate” is an anthology of writing, poetry, prose, and artwork from contributors around the world, better known as the group: Indies In Action.  100 % of the proceeds from the sale of the book “Twist of Fate” will go to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma through the May Tornadoes Fund, administered by the United Way.  You can learn more about the May Tornadoes Fund at the United Way of Central Oklahoma Website.

ToF coming soon

cover reveal coming soon!

Follow the Indies In Action Website

Like Twist of Fate on Facebook

The Indies In Action (IIA) group has been hard at work to create a beautiful collection of prose and poetry dedicated to the victims of the tornadoes which devastated Oklahoma in recent weeks. This touching collection is punctuated by well-known authors and poets from all over the globe, stirring photography, and a brilliant cover by the talented graphic designer Maria Edwards.
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We know that the families who have suffered so much rely on the care of others to help them through their vulnerable times, and our efforts are going to be well-received. Please take the time to ‘Follow’ the Indies in Action website and ‘Like’ the Facebook Page for Twist of Fate to get updates on the book release (links above). These small gestures go a long way toward encouraging those who have spent long hours crafting this work of love.
Thank you for your support!

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Teaser Sample from the Anthology

A Poem

By Marshall G. Kent Sr.

Copyright 11/19/2012

I drove all night chasing a twinkling star,

High and low, fast and slow; still it sits running afar.

Slowed and bloated, if not svelte;

It seems as if I’ve often felt,

I’ve been a bit struck by Orion’s belt.

I see my query blurry in a dash,

But alas my vision is through a glass,

In which the twinkling shall never pass.

My thoughts thus run into a jar,

Inside lightning bugs dance on a bar.

In the pitch fabric of darkest night,

I focus my might on a flittering sight;

Once of darkness, now light passes this way,

Is that a needle stuck in the hay?

Opulent orb calling wolves to play,

Or bay,

Nay stay;

Still the deafening roar of utter silence,

Wherefore these thoughts and whereto whence;

In the black a white picket fence.

The sky bruised by a nightwing in flight,

‘Tis just the entry into this plight.

‘Twas without warning came the scream,

Fabric blurred then split at its seam:

Like the birthing of phantasmic delight,

Buttery bleeding of crimson insight.

I reach forth into the heavenly abyss,

to steal of my soul a kiss-

-I miss.

But there stand I

embrassing the specters with my heartbeat,

Glaring, I bid them (for a story) take their seat.

Once many times and shortly long ago, on and on stopping there I go;

Bestowing stealing knowledge I will never know, but heave it so,

Or to and fro–nevertheless, always it will be in tow, as sweet bitter winds blow.

A swaying ribbon or no, of the fabric pull a thread,

An orgasmic explosion within my head.

The sky is cheese and earthen bread,

I, the meat ground in my stead.

And I awaken asleep underneath on top of my bed.

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My Part in the Project

When I heard about the Twist of Fate project from Stephen I knew I wanted to help out in anyway I could.  With life in general plus my focus on Women’s Island, I wasn’t able to submit a short story.  I did however get the chance to contribute photographs to the group and am overjoyed at least one of them will be in the publication.  The mini-photoshoots I did were fun and knowing they were intended for a good cause made the time spent worth it.  Indies In Action has brought me into a new circle of writers & artists who share my passion and giving nature to help others.  I’m so glad I was able to participate in such a project and look forward to working with the IIA writers & artists in the future.

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Blogs to Check Out for info on the up and coming anthology “Twist of Fate”

1. Sheenah Freitas                                                     2. The Book Rack
3. Author Crystal Schall – What I’m Up To                 4. hülya yılmaz
5. Stephen Wilson                                                      6. Kiriti Sengupta
7. Dasgupta Ranadeb                                                8. Guy Anthony De Marco
9. Noah Smock                                                          10. Simone Beaudelaire
11. The Artistic Persuasion                                         12. Linda Bonney Olin
13. Lowlights for lowlifes                                            14. Cathrina Constantine
15. Donna J. Sanders                                                16. Vallory Vance
17. Ramblings of a Mad Southern Woman                18. story of my life
19. Random Thoughts                                                20. mtmc2
21. Monkey Vines                                                       22. Post Poetry MFA

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More Charity Anthologies by Indies In Action

Angel’s Cried
Help the victims and families in Newtown

Angels Cried

On 12/14/12, tragedy struck. Authors and artists combined, so that their expressions of emotion could be put to good use. Contributors from around the world came together and shared their souls for charity. The effort has resulted in the creation of the anthology “Angels Cried.” This inspiring collection is a wonderful way to make a difference for those who truly need it the most. The proceeds from this eBook go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, managed by the United Way. The 40 authors and artists who contributed to this anthology represent caring people from all over the world. There is information about many of the contributors at the back of the anthology, so you can learn about the people who cared enough to create this collection.
Thank you for sharing hope.

Paperback version now available at
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U.S. orders, please use Createspace. They don’t charge as much to publish. Thank you!

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