Sunday, 24 June 2012

Writings From the Heart Blog Tour

Hello Sheri and everyone!  My name is Beth Ann Masarik, and I am here to talk to you about an anthology that I published with 30 authors.  This collection is called Writings From the Heart: Stories and Poetry From Around the World.  I collaborated this project in order to help raise money for the pediatric cardiology unit at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY.  CCMC, was also known as Schneider Children’s Hospital, and is a part of the North Shore/LIJ health system. 

Each of the contributing authors has their own personal reason for contributing to the anthology, and I would like to share some of them with you. 

William Cass: ‘‘I have a son who is severely disabled and medically fragile who has been a longtime patient at our local children’s hospital (in fact, at one point, he was admitted there for over a year), so I applaud and am personally touched by the purpose of your efforts with this anthology.”

Frank Cavano: ‘‘As a retired physician, I am impressed by your intention to collect writings that may prove helpful to sick children.”

Melodie Corrigall: I am inspired and humbled to hear stories of the courage, resilience and insight shown by children whose youth has been blighted by poor health and painful health treatments. I contributed to this anthology in support of these young people and their families.

I hope that you all will support this great cause.  The anthology is available in paperback for $13USD on all sales channels, and in electronic format for $4.99. If $4.99 is too much for you, during the week of the Fourth of July, I am going to run a holiday special, and offer it at half off ($2.99.)

Thank you for having me on your blog today, Sheri! I really appreciate it, and I know the authors of the anthology do as well!

For those interested in purchasing the anthology, here are some of the purchase links:

You can also purchase it in paperback from
Barnes &Noble and Createspace, as well as on Smashwords for all other electronic formats.

Thanks again everybody! For more information, please visit my blog and click on the category “Charity” or visit my Goodreads page.

30 short stories and poems make up this unique anthology.
Authors and poets from around the world joined together for one cause; to raise awareness of congenital heart disease in children.

All proceeds from this collection will go to the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY for education and research in this area.

My review:
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This anthology will have something for everyone. The short stories range widely in topic and are heartwarming and full of emotion, playful and funny. One of my favorites was the very first story, "Hiding in Plain Sight," though there were a few others I really enjoyed as well.

Though I'm not normally a huge fan of poetry, I really enjoyed the poems in this anthology. A couple of my favorites were "Invisible Scars" and "Succubus in Chains."

This book is for a good cause, so even if short stories and poetry is not something you usually read, give it a try. The proceeds from this collection will go to the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY for education and research in this area.

Beth Ann Masarik was born on Long Island, NY in the year 1984 with an over-active imagination. She used to love playing make-believe games, and now loves creating her own fantasy worlds. Masarik has been writing since she was 15 years old, and had her first newspaper article published in her high school newspaper in her sophomore year. She has taken several creative writing classes, and started writing her very first novel in college, and is currently searching for the right literary agent. Aside from writing novels, Masarik enjoys bowling, gaming, and role playing online. She enjoys reading fantasy novels written by Richelle Mead, L.J. Smith, and J.K. Rowling, and looks to them for role models.

-Author of The World Among Us, Prince of Darkness (available where books are sold!)
-Author of 5 star story, Murderous Regrets, a World Among Us short story (available where ebooks are sold!)
-Moon Spirit, a The World Among Us short story available where ever ebooks are sold!
-Luney Writers, an anthology coming in 2012
-Founder of Literary Lunes Magazine for more details!
-Founder of Wordsmiths and Ink Scribblers writing network

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Stop by all the other stops on this tour!
June 13- Erin Danzer
June 14- Me, My Shelf and I
June 15- Bilinda Ni Siodacain
June 16- Beth Ann Masarik
June 17-Nikki
June 18-Lizzy Ford
June 19- Tricia Kristufek
June 20- Martha
June 21-Danica Page
June 22- Cassie from Gathering Leaves
June 23-Misty
June 24-Ali
June 25- Sheri
June 26-Adrienne DeWolfe
June 27- Cambria Hebert
June 28-Audris
June 29- Miriam Pia
June 30- Tiffany
July 1-Heidi Permann
July 2- Kindlegraph book signing and release & new website launch party!
July 3-Vix Parungao
July 4- Jenn at

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