The book is out!

It’s out in paperback! New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan is out in paperback! And we’re having a launch party today! So come on over!The book is also available here, and  all proceeds from both the paperback and kindle versions go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

This project had its ups and downs, but has finally succeeded. More than 60 contributors from all over the world donated stories, poems and artwork Contributors include award-winning Austrian poet and writer, Friederike Mayröcker, Pushcart Prize nominees, Jonathan Greenhause, Marcus Speh, Birgita Orel, Martin Elster and Andrew Stancek, and other award-winning writers such as Adnan Mahmutovic, Annie Gustin, Marylee MacDonald, W.F. Lantry, Marianne Betterly and Michelle Goode. Others have been published in literary magazines both online and in print. Artists have donated their work. See the whole list of contributors here. The book came out under the wings of a small independent publisher in Queensland, Australia, Raging Aardvark Publishing. So do go and like their Facebook page.

As Greg McQueen, founder of 100 Stories for Haiti and 50 Stories for Pakistan says:
“You’re holding a book that beat the odds. A book made from determination. From compassion. And by holding it – buying it – reading it – telling others about it – you stand with the writers and artists who created it: ordinary people who watched the lives of strangers destroyed and decided that they needed to help.”

I’m so proud to have been part of the great team that made this book possible!