My short story “Gold Mountain” is appearing in the charity anthology – Chasing the Light: A Benefit Anthology of Speculative Fiction. Dedicated to the memory of Melanie Otto/Melanie Griffin, who passed away after a brain hemorrhage in late 2016, all profits from the book will go to Melanie’s lifelong partner to help defray medical and legal expenses.
Some years ago a group of writers who met at ConCarolinas decided to start a yearly writer’s retreat. They called themselves the Roaring Writers, and they are passionate and talented writers. I am proud to be a member.
Melanie was one of the founders. She was a lovely person who always saw the good in life. Her smile was infectious and lit up rooms. She loved writing photography, anime, cats, and above all her lifelong party of many years. I only knew Melanie for a few years, and I will always regret that I didn’t have more time to get to know her.
Chasing the Light: A Benefit Anthology of Speculative Fiction is available for pre-order on Amazon.