A Charitable Soul?

November 15, 2014

Two years ago I featured in a Science-Fiction and Fantasy Anthology called Fusion created by a small Indie Publishing house known as Fantastic Books Publishing (FBP). The anthology was released as an e-Book only, with 10% of all profits going to a cancer charity. FBP will continue to give 10% to charity for as long as the book is sold, so, when it finally comes out in Paperback in time for Christmas, the sales from that version of the anthology will also give 10% to charity.

Early next year, FBP will publish another anthology (Science-Fiction only this time) and I’ve been very lucky to have two stories included in this collection. FBP will be giving 10% of sales to charity once again.


I don’t write Horror stories – since I don’t like blood and gore very much and not overly keen on the feeling of being scared it’s an area I’ve generally avoided – although ‘Weaveworld’ remains one of my all time favourite books (I keep telling myself that its a Fantasy book that has some horrific moments in it…).

Anyway, I digress, it turns out, that I can write Horror in (very) small chunks and I have just had two pieces of Horror based flash fiction published in a Charity Horror Anthology entitled Ten Deadly Tales. Not too shabby for somebody who generally avoids the genre!

The ebook (only) is here, if anybody is interested (UK): www.amazon.co.uk/Ten-Deadly-Tales or here (US): www.amazon.com/Ten-Deadly-Tales

And the charity it supports is Derian House Children’s Hospice: www.derianhouse.co.uk

One day I may get paid for my writing, but in the meantime I’m delighted to write for free for charitable causes (perhaps building up my good Karma store for future use!).


Finally, it’s Movember and therefore I’m rapidly becoming covered in facial topiary that my family is beginning to dislike with a passion, but, with over a £100 worth of donations already, my attempts at growing a ‘Lemmy’ have been well worth it.

If you see me wandering the streets of Newbury, smile and nod knowingly.

You can find my Mo’ page here: MoBro.co/jmhoggard if you fancy a laugh…

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