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BREAKING WAVES e-book is now available!

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Guys! Guess what! It's September 15th, and that means that it's the release day for BREAKING WAVES: An Esoteric Collection to Benefit the Gulf Oil Spill Relief Fund, edited by Tiffany Trent and Phyllis Irene Radford, now available from Book View Café. The collection includes 34 stories, essays and poems, opening with "In England in the Fifties", a poem by Ursula K. Le Guin, and closing with "Troubled Water", a poem by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman.

Yes, you read that right. I can assure you that when I first learned that my poem would be the closing bookend to a collection of works that opens with a poem by Ursula Le Guin, I was torn between swooning and an desire to caper about with glee. (Capering eventually won out.)

The collection includes works by fabulous authors including noted scientists and award-winning fantasy authors, including Tiffany Trent, author of the Hallowmere series and forthcoming novels. Also in this book (just before my poem, in fact) is Patrick Samphire, who is married to my long-time LJ friend, Stephanie Burgis, author of A Most Improper Magick (aka Kat, Incorrigible). You can check out the full, fabulous Table of Contents online.

Purchase this e-book for only $5 US (technically, $4.99) and you not only get the fabulous content inside, but also the knowledge that the full purchase price is going to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, which divvies donations up among organizations that help fishermen and their families, a term which includes not only direct assistance to the local fishing families but also funding to the SPCA, environmental monitoring via the "Bucket Brigade" and more. And hey, given the content, this e-book would be a bargain at twice the price.

I hope you'll all check it out.

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bogwitch64
Sep. 15th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Kelly!!!

Wow! I'm going over NOW to buy it! Not only great content, but a very worthy cause.

BTW Kelly Ramsdell Fineman? That's probably the best name I've ever heard.
kellyrfineman
Sep. 15th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, thanks, and thanks!

I could look at those pretty pink sparkles ALL DAY. (Seriously, I could. Must move through to-do list, though. Right? Right.)
bogwitch64
Sep. 15th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
They are pretty. I was so sad to lose my last page of sparklies, but these are even better!
jamarattigan
Sep. 15th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Capering about with you! That's awesome, Kelly :). *going to check it out*
kellyrfineman
Sep. 15th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Frolicking is also encouraged. Thanks, Jama!
reginaclarejane
Sep. 15th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
wow!!!
congrats, congrats, congrats!
you go, kelly!
:D
kellyrfineman
Sep. 15th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! Man, I love that icon. You have some of the bestest ones ever.
reginaclarejane
Sep. 15th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
hey, thanks! decided on this one last night... :)
mostly_irish
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Exciting news! Must check out today! :D
kellyrfineman
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's such a great cause - and there's some really great writing in there!
dotificus
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
But I want to see you swoon while capering about.

And I will definitely go check it out. What a cool idea and what a great list of writers.
kellyrfineman
Sep. 15th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Believe me, swooning while capering was a distinct possibility.

And I remain gobsmacked and completely gleeful that my poem was taken, even though it is one of the finest poems I've ever written (in all seriousness).
wordsrmylife
Sep. 15th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
Congratulations again, Kelly! Am now off to order the ebook.
kellyrfineman
Sep. 15th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kathy!
writerjenn
Sep. 15th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kellyrfineman
Sep. 16th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
Thankyouverymuch.
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