Blog Tour | Stories For Homes volume 2 #BookSpotlight

I am delighted to be a part of the blog tour for Stories For Homes, today I am going to be sharing with you information about this collection of short stories and where you can find out more about the project and what it supports.

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Published and unpublished writers come together to create an anthology of stories about what ‘home’ means.

55 writers are included in a second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the power of storytelling. Volume One of the Stories for Homes Project raised over £3K for housing charity Shelter and raised awareness of housing issues. Volume Two of the anthology includes stories, poems and flash fiction and again all proceeds will be donated to the charity.

Release Date: 28th September 2017

In Support of: Shelter Charity

In Response to: Grenfell Tower

Format: Ebook

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Praise for the Book

Emma Darwin, author of The Mathematics of Love, commented on the quality of writing in the anthology as: “A cornucopia of witty, tragic, elegant, raw, heart-warming and terrifying stories that take the idea of Home, play with it as only truly talented writers can, and all to help those who have no home at all.”

Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, said: “Stories give our imaginations a home. It’s good to see them helping to give people shelter in the real world, too…” reflecting the connection between the immediacy of housing crisis and the stories people tell about their lives around and within it.

Sally Swingewood, who also edited the collections, commented: “The Stories for Homes collections would not be possible without the generosity of a huge number of volunteers. By working together we have produced a book which will not only delight but also help address one of the biggest humanitarian crises facing modern society. In a world where migration, identity and belonging are in the news daily we have a duty to help everyone have a home in which they feel safe and settled. Stories for Homes is one way we can be part of the solution”

Further Stories

A dedicated website includes a further collection of flash fiction and poetry, real life experiences from people who have had housing problems or have experienced homelessness, as well as a series of articles from a professional working with homeless people. 

 

www.storiesforhomes.wordpress.com

To find out more about the book and to see what readers thought then be sure to follow the tour

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Sunday 24th September

Blue Striped Square

Monday 25th September

everywhere and nowhere

Grassmonster

Tuesday 26th September

Live Otherwise

Books, Life and Everything

Wednesday 27th September

YA Under My Skin

Bart’s Bookshelf

Thursday 28th September

Alejandra’s Life

A Books Eternal Glory

Friday 29th September

Chouett

Fabulous Book Fiend

Saturday 30th September

A Little but a Lot

Bookends and Endings

Sunday 1st October

Portable Magic

Scout Finch

Monday 2nd October

Sarah Withers Blogs

Kraftireader

Tuesday 3rd October

Delightful Book Reviews

Big Book Little Book

Wednesday 4th October

Linda’s Book Bag

Whispering Stories

Thursday 5th October

Reading with Jade

Rosie Freckle Reads

Friday 6th October

Bibliobeth

Sally Akins

Saturday 7th October

Kirstyes

Annie’s Book Corner

Sunday 8th October

Rachel Bustin

It Takes a Woman

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