Writer Bruce Harris has launched a book of short stories called ‘Odds Against’, with proceeds from the sale of the book to be donated to the HDA.
The book, published by Earlyworks Press, contains fifteen award winning short stories, including ‘Devil’s Evening’, which placed second in the 2014 Momaya Press Competition.
The stories explore the theme of overcoming problems, with the characters tackling various problems in different ways, some serious and some not so serious.
The book is supported by a group of writers including million-selling novelist Joanne Harris, who began her career writing short stories, Alison Moore, listed for the Booker Prize, Sue Moorcroft, editor and judge of short story competitions, Shirley Golden, Jonathan Taylor, Chris Fielden and many others.
Bruce said: “My partner of over thirty years, Anthony, was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease after scans and tests in October of last year. As I write, he is in hospital suffering from the latest HD-related problems.
“As I no longer have the youth and fitness to go in for marathons, swims etc., I have set out to contribute to the work the HDA does in the best way available to me, which is to dedicate to it my proceeds from my writing.”
The short story book will be followed in a couple of weeks by a poetry anthology, ‘Kaleidoscope’, to be published by Artificium. Bruce added: “The books are aimed at making a direct contribution to supporting the work of the HDA and all support for them will be greatly appreciated.”