Garmoran Publishing, based in Strontian, is pleased to announce the release of a new anthology, Stories from Home. All proceeds from sales of the anthology will be donated to The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC), in recognition of their frontline work. TASC offer emotional, financial and community support to paramedics, ambulance crew and their families across the UK.
Three weeks ago, two Garmoran authors, Hayleigh Barclay and Sylvia Hehir decided to start a project which would see over 40 writers come together at this crucial time of global uncertainty. COVID-19 has brought about numerous changes for us all throughout the world. However, for our Ambulance Services their dedication and frontline care has remained consistent despite having to face extraordinary times. Stories from Home is Garmoran’s way of giving back to these incredible and lifesaving emergency services.
Sylvia Hehir, who lives and works in the West Highlands said: “The team at Garmoran Publishing was delighted when Hayleigh suggested putting together this anthology. Hayleigh wouldn’t have taken no for an answer anyway.”
The anthology consists of over 60 pieces of short stories and poetry, each one donated by the writer. “The response we received was unbelievable,” said Ayrshire born Hayleigh, “As soon as we approached the writers, they were in. I think everyone just wants to offer something positive at this time.”
We believe the collection offers something for everyone – comedy, crime, fantasy and history, just to name a few. Each piece has its own unique voice and readers are encouraged to choose a title at random and dive right in. The writers featured come from near and far; Scotland, England, and the USA. For some, this is their first opportunity to be published, whereas others are award-winning writers and New York Times bestselling authors.
The anthology is currently available to purchase as an ebook or a paperback on Amazon.
ebook ISBN: 978-1913510169
Print on demand paperback ISBN: 978-1913510152
Hayleigh Barclay completed a Doctorate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow in 2019. She currently writes short stories for online magazine Disability Horizons. Her debut novel Girl of the Ashes is out in October 2020. She loves all things Gothic and magical and she knows a lot about Victorian vampires.
Sylvia Hehir gained a doctorate in creative writing from University of Glasgow and was a recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award. Her works include: Sea Change, a contemporary YA thriller, and Deleted, her recently released YA romance.
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