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Hello everyone, David Ploss here, owner/founder of the book review and fiction news website “The Founding Fields” http://www.thefoundingfields.com/
I’m here again to let you know about a special project that I have undertaken at the request of others that I work with and members amongst my readership at TFF.
I bring you: TFFGivesBooks! TFFGivesBooks is a new project that aims to give books to those who can’t afford them. What i want to do is provide books on a regular basis to shelters around the area that I call home, Chicago.
I’ve done research and asked many people associated with shelters and programs that help those citizens in need, and the thing that comes up the most in all of the conversations I’ve had is the overwhelming need for reading material.
Then it dawned on me, what better way to bring about fulfilling this need and contribute to my fellow man than utilize the exposure of my website to help fund the contribution of books.
here’s what’s involved:
The goal is to raise $1,000 dollars to help fund a large new and used books purchase that will be made before December 22 of this year.
The Purchase will be made on the 22nd. I’ll provide photos for the purchase to to show what all i was able to get.
Then on Christmas Eve, I will be playing “santa” and delivering the books to various shelters and community wellness groups for distribution to their patrons.
It’s a way for all of us to give back to the community and those people who need some nice entertainment from books!
How can you get involved?
I urge all of my readers and anyone that happens upon The Founding Fields to chip in, and donate a bit of cash to the cause. There will be a widget on the right sidbar of www.thefoundingfields.com . All you have to do to contribute is click the “ChipIn!” button and get things going.
All the money and transfers are handled securely through Paypal.
How else can you help?
I ask that anyone who runs a website relating to books and the like contact me so that they can get a copy of the widget to put on their website. This will help spread the word and get the project known to a larger audience.
The sooner we raise the 1000 (or close to it) the more we’ll be able to do for our fellow man.
It’s a worthy cause, one i hope you’ll contribute towards!
Check back periodically for updates on how the project is going!
visit our ChipIn! page here: http://thefoundingfields.chipin.com/tffgivesbooks
Hello again everyone. little short on book reviews this week but fear not! I’ve got three upcoming, so keep your pants on. :) Meanwhile! i wanted to alert you all to an interview i did with The Overlords Podcast. Had a wonderfully long chat with Dagmire about all manner of fiction related things. Gave the proper shoutouts to my pals and made sure to let everyone know about upcoming and current projects i’ve got going on. You really ought to have a listen i’ll provide a link to where you can download the episode. You can find my interview at the 2:07:00 mark thereabouts. Please let me know what you think. you can download it through iTunes or directly from their site. :o)
Perhaps you’ve had a hard time getting to visit The Founding Fields to check up and see what the new news is around the fictionverse! Well, now you can be alerted via email when a new post is made here on TFF. That’s right! If a new book review gets posted, you’ll get an email, if a new interview is posted, you’ll get an email, etc etc. that way, you can pick and choose your designated visiting time. Don’t worry, i’ll still continue to post updates via Twitter and Facebook, so for those of you who follow that way, you wont miss out.
If you would like to sign up for email updates, it’s on the right hand sidbar under the search bar. just pop in your email and hit “submit” it’s that simple. :o)
Hey gang, just wanted to alert you writers out there to a competition being hosted by friends of TFF, The Overlords Podcast, on their forum. Running through March, it’s a short fan-fiction competition, that if you win, you’ll be awarded a signed copy of Horus Rising!!! :O woot woot! A link can be found here, just click!
Be sure to check out the next episode of their podcast (hopefully the next episode!). I was asked to do an interview with Dagmire, one of the blokes over there. Super nice guy. We got to chatting about all manner of stuff regarding TFF, fiction and probably some other nuisancey stuff that’s not fit for human consumption, but what the hell, that’s the fun of it right? lol
I’ll be sure to post a link to the episode and my interview when it’s up.
For the first time, Bane of Kings reviews a short story collection, called Victories of the Space Marines, edited by Christian Dunn and published by Black Library, containing stories from Chris Wraight, Gav Thorpe, CL Werner, Rob Sanders, James Swallow, Steve Parker, Sarah Cawkwell and Ben Counter.
“…It delivers a whole heap of fascinating, new short stories…” ~The Founding Fields