Editors Kerry-Ann Morris and Nancy Harless put together this anthology of first person disaster stories for Kaplan Publishing, and it will be out September 1st! I contributed my Ground Zero story and I can't wait to see what else is in there.
Now, the marketing begins. They will be putting up a companion website, doing interviews with the authors, and we may even be doing some bookstore readings. What fun! These are some of the blurbs they suggested:
Every year, around the globe, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and a host of other disasters devastate the lives of millions. But upon notice of a catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans or the tsunamis in Indonesia, physicians, nurses, and EMTs go into action to save lives. These are the stories of To the Rescue.
In To the Rescue, those closest to the scene of disaster share intimate tales from the frontlines about the people they meet and the remarkable obstacles they must confront in order to care for patients under extraordinary circumstances.
To the Rescue provides a fascinating journey into the hearts and minds of the people around the world who save and care for the millions who are affected every year by extreme situations. Heartwarming and inspiring, these are stories readers won’t soon forget.
This book was written in recognition of all those that do this important disaster work. Please help spread the word!
Lots more to follow on this!! See the cover at the bottom of the page ...