Today is the day! The day time itself stood still with bated breath, anticipating the greatest moment in history. The day every mother and child has yearned for throughout the centuries. The day we are marvelously blessed with the accumulation of all our hopes and dreams wrapped up in a stunning (and superbly designed) ode to Mothers everywhere. The day that will go down in Wikipedia as the greatest moment of all time – greater than the construction of the pyramids, the writing of the constitution, the end of world hunger (yet to happen), and the liberation of chickens (free-range all the way!) – the day that the greatest book on earth was launched for sale. The book entitled ‘Mum Life Stories: Micro-Fiction, Volume One.’
Too much? You’re probably right, but within the exclusive world of the Mum Life Stories Community, this release deserves as grand an entrance as any writer can conjure up. It truly is the culmination of 2 and a half years of consistent passion and dedication to an online presence that lays tribute to all the amazing mothers out there, who have influenced us and made an impact on our lives. There is nothing ordinary about the life of a Mother (and yes I use a capital letter where there shouldn’t be one, because it deserves one) or the stories that shine through from a life lived in complete devotement to one’s progeny. And these stories, real or imagined, make for a fantastic read!
So it is with great excitement and without further ado (yes ado is the correct word as Adieu means goodbye) that I present to you the very first volume of the Mum Life Stories: Micro-Fiction Anthology.
Please note, the featured image is just a mock-up, the book will be a paperback, not a hardcover. It looks pretty good as a hardcover though, I must say!
A massive thank you goes to all the writers who contributed to this anthology by being shortlisted through the 6 rounds of our Micro-Fiction Writing Competitions. You are a truly talented bunch of people who deserve to be immortalized in print. May your future endeavours be even more rewarded and acknowledged for the brilliance they are!
Where to buy!
The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Ebook version by clicking the book cover below (select your own country below or in the header of the amazon site). Prices will vary depending on your country and the current exchange rates. If you’d like to know how we will be allocating profits from sales, click HERE.
If you have any issues ordering a paperback copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure you get a copy.
Don’t forget $1 AUD from every book sold will go to our friends in Uganda, to help support the important work they do in their orphanage.
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Who’s our charity?
Some of you may remember one particular ‘Mum Life Success Story’ back in October 2019 entitled ‘From Poverty to Provider‘ about an amazing woman and her husband in Uganda, who devote their entire lives to housing, feeding and educating, many, many, orphaned and abandoned children. This couple have been a true inspiration to me about what real love and sacrifice is. They live in one of the poorest nations of the world and fight everyday for their safety and survival, yet they put the needs of others ahead of their own, every single day. You can read more about their story HERE and visit the website of their not-for-profit ministry HERE, or follow them on Facebook HERE.
$1 AUD from every sale of the anthology (paperback or eBook) will go towards changing the life of these children that deserve to live a safe and healthy life, free from poverty and oppression. Future anthologies will also include this promise, so every single sale counts.
Why it’s important to help spread the word
There are a few reasons why I need your help to get the word out there about our awesome anthology.
- The more people who hear about it, the more people will buy it (this is the most obvious point)
- The more people who buy it, the more our friends in Uganda receive to help support their orphanage (see details below).
- The more copies we sell, the more money we have to give to the winners in the next round of competitions.
- Last but not least the more copies we sell, the more people get to read your amazing stories and follow your journey as writers.
How to help!
There are a few ways to help spread the word, some are obvious and some not so much.
- Tell people about it and direct them to this post or to the menu tab (coming soon) entitled ‘Book Shop’.
- Share this post on social media (see social media buttons in the footer of this post). If you’re on wordpress, you can also reblog if you like.
- Go to our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, and like, comment and tag your friends! You can also retweet or share those posts.
- If you’re a blogger, and you’re interested in a free digital copy in exchange for a review on your blog, please contact me at email@example.com
- If your on our email list, you will receive an email today as well, with a graphic you can use on instagram, please tag us @mumlifestories and use #MLSmicrofictionvol1
- Buy copies for your friends and family as gifts, etc
Thank you for reading this blog. If you’d like to submit a story for consideration of publication, please visit our submissions page.
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Alternatively, go to our COMPETITIONS page for info on the latest competitions!
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