Thursday, 7 November 2013

Resurrection Blogfest II: Over-coming Adversity

I'm taking part in the 'Resurrection blogfest II' today. Many thanks to Mino Lobo for hosting.

The premise is to re-post a past blog between the date ranges of November 8th 2012 to November 6th 2013.  Sounds easy right?  I thought that but I was wrong.  Because of my lack of blogging this year I had a hard time trying to find one within this time frame that was suitable.  Then I came across this one posted on the 4th March 2013.

Okay, it may not be exactly helpful in many ways, and it may not be an interesting read, but it is a post I thought worthy of a re-post. One blogger held a blogfest where you wrote a short piece about over-coming adversity.  He then collated all these pieces and created a superb anthology that is available on Amazon. And that's not all.  All the money made from this book goes to helping a special someone in his life who suffers with Cerebral Palsy.  It's such a worthy cause, and so many others out there thought so too, so I thought it would nice to continue with spreading the love (and it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact I designed the front cover...)

Original post can be found here:

And if you want to read some of the other posts in this fantastic Resurrection Blogfest II, simply hop over to Mina Lobo at Some Dark Romantic and take your pick.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed :)


It's here! It's here!!!

The 4th and 5th of February of this year (2013) saw a bloghop hosted by Nick Wilford.  This hop? The 'Overcoming Adversity' bloghop.

Bloggers from all over the blogasphere found themselves writing short pieces and taking part, pieces to move and uplift you.  These wonderful pieces were then collected and have now been published together in one amazing anthology to help raise money for one specific good cause.  Read on to find out more:


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.

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:

Amazon US:



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

*As a side note, I'd just like to thank Nick for the wonderful opportunity given me to work on the cover for 'Overcoming Adversity', following the wonderful and interesting concepts of Ella over at Ella's Edge.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful collection of writing and inspiration and for a good cause, too! Definitely worth a resurrection :) Great post.

  2. I think it's a wonderful resurrection! And the fact that you designed the cover - hell, it's awesome! Celebrate! You deserve to! I have a story in the anthology and I'm very proud of that - thanks for reminding us all, again, of what a worthy cause, maybe we'll sell a few more books because of your resurrection!

  3. So glad Resurrection Blogfest II provided another opportunity to promote this wonderful cause! Well done, all contributing authors, and thanks, DRC, for joining in my 'hop! :-)

  4. That was a really worthy blogfest, supporting such a good cause.

  5. What a great post to share for Resurrection Blogfest! Kudos to you!

  6. It was a nice thing for the writers to donate their work. Great resurrection.

  7. This was definitely worth a re-post. I was honored to contribute a piece to this anthology, because it's a worthy cause. And I must say, you did a fantastic job with the cover!

  8. Gorgeous cover! And a great cause!! :) Nice big for the Resurrection Blogfest!

  9. What a fantastic reason to re-post! Happy resurrection!

  10. Bloggers uniting to help a fellow blogger is definitely a post highlight!

  11. The cover is awesome, the cause even more so:) A perfect moment to reminisce! Love your header art and phrase, btw!!

  12. Hi everyone. Thanks for the kind comments. I chose this post because it was for such a great cause, but sadly I've just heard the news that poor Andrew passed away this weekend. This is not only a shock for me, but most of the blogoshpere who knew Nick and Andrew. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nick and his family...