I am proud to be a part of Giving The Devil His Due, The Pixel Project‘s first charity short story anthology to be published September 1st 2021. An anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, 100% of the net proceeds from the sales of the anthology will go towards supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women programs, campaigns, and resources.
Giving The Devil His Due has been described as ‘The Twilight Zone meets Promising Young Woman’. The sixteen stories included pay homage to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, one of the largest annual anti-violence against women events in the world.
My story is “The Just Us League” and comes from some real life experiences. I had an abusive boss just like in my story. Like the protagonist, I too was trapped by poverty and a history of accepting this kind of treatment. I got out of this mindset and went on to have a happy ending, but I didn’t do it alone. No matter how bad things are, there’s always help. But reaching out is the hardest part, I know.
That’s why it’s so vital to have charities like The Pixel Project meeting victims more than halfway. The hand reaching out can bring a woman and a family out of desperation. We need this more than ever. We need to remember it’s not up to “just us.” We are not alone.
From thepixelproject.net: Edited by Rebecca Brewer, formerly of Ace/Roc (Penguin Random House), the anthology will feature sixteen major names and rising stars in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror today including Angela Yuriko Smith, Christina Henry, Dana Cameron, Errick Nunnally, Hillary Monahan, Jason Sanford, Kaaron Warren, Kelley Armstrong, Kenesha Williams, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Murray, Linda D. Addison, Nicholas Kaufmann, Nisi Shawl, Peter Tieryas, and Stephen Graham Jones.