Sunday, October 11, 2009

Writers Giving Back - to the Kids

By Earl Staggs

Tony Burton, through his Wolfmont Press and with popular and prolific short story author John Floyd in the editor‘s seat, has produced the fourth annual anthology of short mystery stories with a Winter Holiday theme. None of the nineteen authors who contributed to this edition will receive a nickel for their efforts. Neither will Tony or John. Every nickel of profit goes to Toys For Tots.

The first three editions amassed a total of about $6600 for the kids. This year the goal is to bump that figure over $10,000.

Here are some reasons why everyone should participate in this project:

. . .You’ll have nineteen good short mysteries to read by some of the best writers around.

. . .You’ll help provide a respectable donation to the Toys For Tots campaign.

. . .You’ll have a tax deduction to enter in your books as a charitable contribution.

I urge everyone to order a copy of THE GIFT OF MURDER. The retail price is $15, but you can order it for $14 from the publisher at:

You’ll also find there a list of all the authors included. I‘m thrilled and honored to be among them.

You can also order THE GIFT OF MURDER from Amazon or your favorite bookstore. You may even order direct from one of the participating authors if you’d like a signed copy from them.

So treat yourself and order one. Then order a few more to give as Christmas gifts.

And tell them Earl sent you. But please don’t tell them where to find me. The FBI may be listening and you know how they are. You rob a few little banks and they never stop hounding you.

Earl Staggs


Jean Henry Mead said...

It's definitely a worthy cause and I'm planning to order ASAP. Thanks for the reminder, Earl. I hope you're one of the authors. :)

Earl Staggs said...

Yes, Jean, I'm happy to say a story of mine is in THE GIFT OF MURDER. I was thrilled when I was selected to share pages with our blogmate Austin Camacho and a whole buncha other fine writers.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

The fact that the book IS good does not hurt ether.