FlashDogs Anthology - Volume 1

Flash Dogs Anthology - Volume #1

If you follow me at all on Twitter or on here then you can't help but have heard about it; the time is almost upon us. The first of many - well the first anyway - Anthology from Flash Dogs is to be issued on Amazon this weekend.

Everyone involved has been finding the whole thing a great fillip for their writing and general well being. We're all guaranteed 25% less likely to get flu this winter due to the glow we've all had over the last few weeks.

The FlashDogs have bloomed out of no-where like a big bang creation - which has produced a wonderfully bright Flash. It has shown the power of Twitter, without which this group and book would never have been possible.

The group comprises
34 authors from across the globe, hardly any of whom have met. The authors comprise 22 women and 12 men from the UK, USA, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and Netherlands.

Over the last year or two we've been seeing each other regularly in the same Flash Fiction challenges, some of which are no longer with us, including:

  • Flash Fiction Friday,
  • Angry Hourglass,
  • Luminous Creatures,
  • Trifecta,
  • Race the Date,
  • Thursday Threads etc

As we've all been seeing each other so regularly across these sites it was only natural that a bond should develop and Twitter has been a fabulous tool for that - resulting in our wonderful Twitter club which we call the FlashDogs.

Tamara Rogers, one of the #FlashDogs, produced the great flyers and promos like this one below. The cover is absolutely - well I'll say it, top dog!
Flash Dogs Promo 250

The proceeds from the sales are all going to a great charity - the
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which is an international network not for profit organisation committed to bringing books and children together.

This is typical of this whole Flash Dog experience.
Professional: Creative: Giving: Wonderful.

The book will be available on Amazon for Kindle at the bargain price of £1.53. It has 110 stories from the 34 authors, which comes out at less than 1.5p a story! Being flash it is great to dip in and out of = perhaps with your short journeys - or visits to the small room.

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The beautiful Flash Dogs - Volume 1 cover - another @tamrodgers product - check her out on Twitter

Much of the heavy work has been undertaken by four of the authors who our thanks go out to. These were at FDHQ -
Mark King and David Shakes (the King makers and shakers), Emily June Street being a fantastic and thorough editor. Tam's images have been beautiful and compelling, great for spreading the word.

A special mention must also go to
Natalie Bowers who won a prize in the very week of the Anthology coming out and donated her prize of $125 worth of book promotion to the cause of advertising it. Kudos!

The authors are all incredibly talented and you won't be disappointed. In fact I'm sure you'll be wondering when Volume 2 will be coming along.

In summary -
It's a great club and I'm proud to be a member!

After buying the book please follow us on:

@FlashDogs #FlashDogs
theflashdogs.com

http://www.ibby.org

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