Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight Covid-19

It’s out! It’s available. It’s more important than ever. I’m so delighted to donate a personal essay to the Surviving Tomorrow anthology. All profits go to send Covid-19 testing kits directly to the front lines. You can purchase this anthology on Amazon or from the Surviving Tomorrow website.  There is no wrong way to help. <3

Surviving Tomorrow is a charity anthology of stories about everyday people living through extraordinary, history changing times. Facing societal collapse or personal tragedy, some may lose who they are, some will suffer greatly… all will find new ways of being, of surviving, or not as the case may be. There may be a zombie wedding, definitely an alien abduction, nanotech gone awry, computer geeks saving the world, and a myriad of other world-altering events.Over half of the twenty-nine stories in Surviving Tomorrow are published here for the first time. Most are short enough to be read in a few minutes’ time—perfect for a brief respite from the very real worries of our own moment in time.

Importantly, all profits from Surviving Tomorrow go to providing COVID-19 tests directly to the front lines of this crisis. If purchased through the website, you can earmark the profits for one of several charities. Available in a limited, numbered, gold-leaf embossed collector’s edition as well as hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook, Surviving Tomorrow will provide hours of enjoyment even as it saves lives.

Contributing authors: Claire Ashgrove, Roshni “Rush” Bhatia, Livia Blackburne, Orson Scott Card, Beth Cato, Brenda Cooper, A.C. Crispin, Cory Doctorow, Raymund Eich, Tori Eldridge, Alan Dean Foster, Julie C. Frost, Neil Gaiman, C. Stuart Hardwick, J. Kent Holloway, Jonathan Maberry, Andrew Mayne, K.D. McEntire, Seanan McGuire, Jody Lynn Nye, Kathleen O’Malley, Kristine Katherine Rusch, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Ken Scholes, Martin L. Shoemaker, Scott Sigler, Robert Silverberg, John Skipp, Peter J. Wacks, Jay Werkheiser, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Mercedes M. Yardley.

My essay is called “Voracious Black” and originally premiered in the 2011 issue of Shock Totem. It’s about the mine collapse that happened in my area and the aftermath. We, as humans, learn to adapt, live, and thrive. We can do hard things.



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