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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our raffle winners! You'll be receiving an email shortly, and since we already have your address, the books will be going out this week.
Thanks to Seamus Bellamy for generously donating 3 signed copies of Lawrence Block's AFTER HOURS!

And the winners are:
Bracken MacLeod
Angela Walker
Gene Hogan!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Last day to win!

Today is the final day to buy Lost Children: A Charity Anthology to Benefit PROTECT and Children 1st and be entered into the raffle to win 1 of 3 signed first edition Lawrence Block books, donated generously by Seamus Bellamy.

Anyone who buys the anthology, either for Kindle or in paperback, is entered to win WHEN THEY EMAIL ME the Amazon or Createspace receipt to this address: tpluck+lostchildrenbooks@gmail.com
According to the sales figures, we have at least seven buyers who didn't send me an email to enter. You have to be in it to win it, so please do so. The winners will be announced on Monday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lawrence Block signed books raffle!

We've had the blessing to work with many hard-working and generous people since we embarked on this project. One of them is Seamus Bellamy, who contributed the excellent story "Larry" to volume one of the anthology. Seamus purchased three SIGNED first editions of crime writing legend Lawrence Block's book After Hours, and we are raffling them off for the next ten days! 

Anyone who buys the anthology, either for Kindle or in paperback, email the Amazon or Createspace receipt to this address: tpluck+lostchildrenbooks@gmail.com to be entered into the raffle. There are three chances to win.

If you've already purchased the book, buy one as a gift. 
(The book is currently in the Kindle Select program, but if you require it in Nook or any other e-book format, I will e-mail you those editions upon request, and assist you with transferring it to your e-reader.)

From Seamus:

Anyone that buys Lost Children: A Charity Anthology between June 6th and Saturday June 16th will be entered in a draw to win one of three signed hardcover copies of After Hours: Conversations with Lawernce Block. They're first editions. Don't try and tell me you don't want one. 

In doing so, you'll be helping out a pair of great charities, wind up with a great anthology, and if you're lucky, a signed hardcover copy of a book that lets you take a boo at the mind of one of noir fiction's greatest living legends. 

It ain't no velveteen day, but it sure as hell ain't a poke in the eye either, now is it? Get to giving and good luck in the draw!

If you can't see your way to agreeing with me that stripping the innocence right out of an innocent kids isn't the worst kind of crime that this dogshit world of ours has to offer, then we've got nothing else to talk about.  While most of us bop through our days oblivious to the abuse inflicted on so many of the kids on a daily basis, a few tenacious souls are strong enough to do something about it. Tommy Pluck's one of those. Last year, Tommy and Fiona Johnson put together Lost Children: A Charity Anthology. It's a book that I was proud to contribute to, and one that you should be proud to buy. Y'see, all proceeds from the book are donated to PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children and Children 1st Scotland --Two fine charities that work endlessly to protect the kids that the rest of us are too wrapped up in our own lives to keep safe or too damn oblivious to see as needing protection. 

Seamus Bellamy is a warlord, author and journalist who's work appears frequently in print and online. You'll find his portfolio and other undesirable things at www.seamusbellamy.com
Thank you, Seamus! 
-Tom and the LC crew