41 writers. One cause. We've rallied a platoon of crime, western, thriller, fantasy, noir, horror and transgressive authors to support PROTECT's important work: lobbying for legislation that protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Powerful stories from George Pelecanos, Andrew Vachss, Joe R. Lansdale, Charles de Lint, Ken Bruen, Chet Williamson, James Reasoner, Charlie Stella, Michael A. Black, Wayne Dundee, Roxane Gay, Ray Banks, Tony Black, Les Edgerton and 16 more, with 100% of proceeds going to PROTECT.

Friday, October 28, 2011

a little about... Vinod Narayan

Vinod wrote the story "World Beyond Words" for the challenge.

What inspired your story?

Inside every image there are hidden thousands of stories, one for every eye that falls on it. This is probably one such story. As writers we sometimes try searching for hope within images of despair, and this is one such attempt. Some pictures are so powerful that you just want to tell something to the world, I think Danielle’s picture was what started it all.

What makes this cause important to you?

As adults we hold a moral responsibility to not be lost in the busy lanes of our own adulthood. Children do not force themselves into this world, we bring them and so protecting them and giving them a childhood to cherish and remember is something we all should be accountable for. I can’t explain how important this selection has been for me. As a writer being part of this anthology gives my words a life and meaning that it probably never had when I first wrote them.

Tell us a bit about yourself and where to find more of your writing.

The true identity of any writer is hidden within his writings, I am nothing and no one till my readers uncover me. Read me and know me at www.vinodnarayan.com and keep connected.

1 comment:

  1. Vinod, I love what you have written here, a very powerful message. Thanks so much for taking part.