CHARITY ANTHOLOGY: Summer Fair

Author: Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter
Book: Summer Fair
Charity: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Page/Word Count: 167 pages print, 8 stories at 9k max each
Categories: Historical, Paranormal, Contemporary, Fantasy
Pairings: f/f, m/m, m/f and poly m/m/f
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Publisher: The StoryPenners
Cover Artist: Aleisha Knight Evans Photography & Design
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Blurb:
Buy Summer Fair by Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter on Amazon Universal Summer festivals bring the aroma of popcorn, the excitement of rides, and the promise of real-life enchantment. Seven authors bring you original love stories, each set at a different summer celebration. You’ll experience the thrill of the Chicago World’s fair through the eyes of a plucky girl reporter and the quiet desperation of a teen working a summer job at a traveling carnival. Get whisked away on romantic journeys around the world from a sweet Texas Dewberry Festival to a lantern-filled temple celebration to a surprisingly rowdy New England Founders Day. Whether it’s the magic of a Renaissance Fair, the excitement of a Theater Retreat, or the pulse of a Music Festival, you’re sure to get geared up for all things summer with this delightful new collection.

Including:
Riding the Wave by Annabeth Leong
Amaryllis and New Lace by Gregory L. Norris
Salty and Sweet by R.L. Merrill
Dewberry Kisses by CM Peters
All the World by Marie Piper
Carnie by Sienna Saint-Cyr
The Storyteller’s Side by Harley Easton
With Stars in His Eyes by Arden de Winter


Teasers:

CHARITY ANTHOLOGY: Summer Fair by Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter CHARITY ANTHOLOGY: Summer Fair by Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter CHARITY ANTHOLOGY: Summer Fair by Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter CHARITY ANTHOLOGY: Summer Fair by Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter

Interview with R.L. Merrill

  1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? The Bionic Woman
  2. If you had the opportunity to live one year of your life over again, which year would you choose, and why? The year between marriage and starting to think about having a baby. 2000-01 I’d finished grad school with a Master’s in counseling psychology, was working in the police department as a domestic violence victim advocate and learning a ton. I was also having a blast with my husband, going out on dates weekly, and hanging out with our friends. I miss our alone time, but I wouldn’t change our decision to have kids at all.
  3. Tell me one thing hardly anyone knows about you. I’m pretty much an open book, but people tend to giggle when they learn I was a cheerleader in school.
  4. Tell me about a unique or quirky habit of yours. I have my favorite dish at all of our favorite restaurants and rarely do I try anything different. Oh and I go to concerts whenever possible. I love live music.
  5. Were you a voracious reader as a child? When I had to sit still, I was reading. If I couldn’t be outside dancing, riding bikes, or roller skating, I was playing make believe or reading. We had a couple of great used bookstores that I loved. Judy Blume was my favorite, until I discovered Stephen King.
  6. What pets are currently on your keyboard, and what are their names? Pictures? I’m at the library right now, but usually Frankenstein and Dracula, my twin black cats, and their sister dog Simi are all within petting distance when I write at home. Pictures attached.
  7. What’s your writing process? Get a weird idea, either from experience, a story I hear in the news or an article, or some interesting human interaction I witness, create a playlist and then go for it!
  8. What was the first book that made you cry? Charlotte’s Web… Dammit.
  9. What other artistic pursuits (it any) do you indulge in apart from writing? I used to dance, but injuries make that difficult. I’ve been a choreographer for musicals, cheer squads and show choirs as well. I used to crochet, but now if my hands are busy it’s because I’m writing. No time for anything else at the moment and that’s fine by me.
  10. What are some day jobs that you have held? If any of them impacted your writing, share an example. Dance teacher, training police officers, school counselor, and working for my professor in college on his manuscript about a cult murder. Definitely that one.
  11. What do you like to read in your free time? LOTS of romance, m/m, f/f and m/f. Horror. True crime and biographies. Anything Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour frontman) writes. He’s a true renaissance man. If someone has the chance to slip him a copy of my book Teacher, please let him know he should play Danny and produce the film. It would be perfect. We’ll get Passionflix to stream it, he can write the music… Match made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven!

Well? Does this help you enjoy my story more? Drop me a line and let me know at www.rlmerrillauthor.com! Stay Tuned for more Rock ‘n’ Romance!
About The StoryPenners:
The brainchild of Chicago romance author Marie Piper, the StoryPenners is a collection of fiction and romance authors dedicated to producing independent anthologies to support charitable causes. The StoryPenners has members from the Midwest, the West Coast, New England, Canada, England, and Australia.
Original Members: Marie Piper, Harley Easton, CM Peters, S.B. Roark, and Sienna Saint-Cyr

Contributing StoryPenners: Randi Perrin, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, Katey Tattrie, R. Diamond, Arden de Winter

Previous Anthologies:
Melt
​Haunt

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