Overcoming Adveristy Launch

Have you heard about a Chinese myth, called the Red Thread.  In theory we all have a red thread tied around our ankles and we are all destined, to touch each others lives.  The thread can be stretched or tangled, but it doesn't not break.  This concept has been predetermined by a math probability.   This sequence was discovered in the 12th century, by a mathematician named Fibonacci.  All the patterns found in nature have this sequence- a shell, a pineapple, or a sunflower, etc.   These are just a few and the formula has been tested, and doesn't lie. These patterns are hidden in plain site. These are most defined in our galaxies, plants and shells. Yes, it is like a cosmic wheel and we are all connected by a golden ratio

When I discovered Nick's challenge, I decided to join in.  It is a moving cause and the subject matter, well yes-very touching.   Everyone's stories connecting for a cause, to change Andrew's life.   

 I hope Nick's book will touch many! Andrew has touched our hearts~

A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.

The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.

Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.

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Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/.

 The gorgeous cover was designed by:   Dawn Cartwright   http://nhwcwritingexercises.blogspot.co.uk/ 


Congratulations, Nick! So honored to be a part of it.
Anonymous said…
Once again I say Good luck to Nick.
L.G. Smith said…
It really has touched so many hearts. A great cause, and a great cover!
Johanna Garth said…
His book is such a great cause. I haven't heard of the Chinese red thread philosophy, but it seems similar to the seven degrees of separation concept.
Anonymous said…
Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine, and being part of the blog hop! :)

Nice to meet you!


E.J. Wesley said…
Hope it's a huge day for Andrew and Nick! :)
Elise Fallson said…
Congratulations to both Nick and Andrew! And I really enjoyed the part about the Chinese Red Thread story, I've never heard it before but love the symbolism behind it.
Mark Means said…
I've never heard of the Red Thread before...very interesting. You learn something new everyday, it seems.

Best of luck to Nick and Andrew, as well :)
M Pax said…
This was a great project. Congrats to Nick! :D
scarlett said…
What a wonderful project, I hope it's a great success! Hey and congrats YOU on the Greencraft cover I see up on the right, you're so stinkin' awesome!! :)
J.L. Campbell said…
Hi, Ella,

I'm sure the anthology will provide inspiration for many.
Suzanne Furness said…
Congrats to Nick, this is such a fabulous idea of raising funds and awareness. The cover is lovely too.
kmckendry said…
I love your introduction about the Red thread. What a neat way to think of it.

Good luck to Nick!
Wanda said…
Never heard about the red thread before. Congrats to Nick.
Leigh Covington said…
This is awesome! Very excited to have it available!
Nick Wilford said…
Thanks for explaining more about the idea behind the cover, it's such a beautiful concept. You really came up with a great idea and I'm glad you like Dawn's work!
Ella said…
Nick-I was stunned, when I saw the cover! ;D Dawn did a great job! I swear you have Ninja skills~ Wow, you pulled this together in time warp speed~ Nick the concept was unique-but so aligned with what you were doing! We all were touched by this project :D thank you~

Leigh-I know right! :D

Wanda-It is very special to think how we can touch people-with our words, online and simple gestures!

Kmckendry-Thank you~ I had to be touched first to discover this :D

Suzanne-I know he did a wonderful job~ ;D

Hi JL-I agree and who doesn't need inspiration, in these trying times! :D

Scarlett-Thank you! Yes, a great project-it happened very quickly~
I thought of you xo

MPax-I know her really touched all of us! I love your photo Mary and your book cover so rocks~ ;D
Congrats to you!

Hi L. Diane-Yes, let's hope this touches many hearts~

Mark-I know right! YOU have tempted me to try Brussel sprouts again...lol ;D Okay, maybe Easter...

Elise-Thank you! It is unique myth-but also fascinating! :D
I loved your run to earn funds~
How fabulous~

EJ-Me too! I hope they partied
and had a cake :D

Alexandra-Nice to meet you :D
wow, you have a lot going on at your blog-very cool~ Thank you!

Johanna-Oh, now I have another movie in my head! lol YOU are giving me all kinds of ideas ;D

Hi LG-I loved your post! :D

Yvonne-Yes, he has a lot of well wishes today :D

Alex-Yes, It was a wonderful project! :D

Melissa said…
It's so great to see this book papering the blogosphere. I wish Nick and his son the best. :)
DRC said…
Hi Ella

Your idea for the cover was fantastic and I'm so glad you like the end results. I've never heard of the Red Thread theory before but it's such an interesting concept. I could be barking up the wrong tree here, but I think Stephen King touched on this theory in his book, Insomnia. Everyone has a colourful string-like aura that interweaves with others they meet. Mind you, it's been a while since I read it :)

I wish Nick and Andrew all the best with this book :)
Ella said…
Hi DRC-I love Stephen King, but I do not think I have read this one~ Thank you, I will check it out! YOU did a fabulous job :D

I found it fascinating~ I mean think how many people we touch every day, via the internet?!

Recently,a woman read my Tarot cards and she said, "You will touch a million people." She didn't say how, but I knew it had to online related :D

Oh, thank you so much for sharing!
I will have to go find this book :D

I have the same wish!!

Hi Melissa-Yes, it is! I love the way everyone came together, to create this special book :D
Shell Flower said…
I have been fascinated by the golden ratio for years. Your cover is gorgeous and it's been such a joy to be a part of this. I really hope Andrew's dreams come true!
congrats to Nick and everybody who is in the book!
Tara Tyler said…
yay for math! loved you sharing those facts and the analogies of fibonacci & the golden triangle!

and yay for nick & andrew!
Ella said…
Hi Shell-DRC did a fabulous job-I agree! :D It is a joy to be part of this project~ I love your wish-let's all hope~

Dezzy-Hello, well said :D
Bossy Betty said…
What a wonderful cause. Andrew sounds like an inspiration to many!
Ella said…
Hi Tara-I didn't see you ;D
lol I'm intrigued and scared of math!
Thank you! Yes, yay~

Hi Bossy Betty-It really is :D
He sure does~ :D
Scriptor Senex said…
I love the way the Internet touches us so that we contact - in some way or another - people all over the world. I hadn't heard of the red thread but it sounds a concept well worth investigating. I hope the book sells well. I was surprised how reasonably priced it is.
Elsie Amata said…

I cannot thank you enough for stopping by my page yesterday and then taking the time to expand upon the comment someone left about the cover. I wanted you to know how beautiful I think you are inside and out, just like the cover. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful project.

Be well,

Michelle said…
The Red Thread concept sounds fascinating! It has captured my imagination...thanks for sharing!
Best wishes to Andrew and Nick!

Pk Hrezo said…
Yay! Love all the support for Nick and Andrew! :D
Ella said…
Hi PK-It is sweet! :D Hope you are doing well~

Michelle-It is :D Yes, best wishes
for all~

Elsie-YOU are sweet~ lol Thank you and I am glad you are part of it, too! I think of it as a gift~
You, too :D

John-I agree-it is like this random closeness. You know I look at people, when I am in a crowd and wonder... We really do not see the true gifts, until we share, extend ourselves. Blogging allows us to travel the world :D
Yes, I like that you brought this up~