There are several new contributors featured in MMB2 that have gladly shared their stories, including Shauna L. Bowling of Bravewarrior’s Feathered Pen, Denise Handlon of Inner Journey, Linda Rogers of The Twincess Diaries, and her twin, Laura Rogers of “Stoopin’ It” in the Suburbs. There is also Martie Coetser of Martie’s Foyer, Kristen Loree Norton, Genna East of Hubpages , Bill Holland of Artistry with Words, and even our own Mike Friedman of Mockingbird Books, publisher of both MMB1 and MMB2.
The production team of MMB2 plan to have the book available for sale in e-book form for the Amazon Kindle Reader, by the first week of December, 2013. Don't have a Kindle? Click HERE and you can get one on your computer for free. You can also download one for your smart phone, also at no cost, via the Play Store for Android, the App World for Blackberry smart phones, or the iPhone App Store if you're an Apple user.
I have no doubt that the stories will thrill and amaze you! Plan on some “Ah-ha!” moments, as well as some stories that will leave you scratching your head, pondering and asking yourself “...why?”
Several of the Legacy Scribes have submitted not only their own stories of supernatural events, but have also diligently written and submitted stories for others. Many of them are truly inspirational, with content that can’t be read without one’s faith soaring to greater heights. In the process these stories touch humanity in a way where lives can be changed and given a brand new perspective for the better.
While the window is closed in accepting submissions for MMB2, please know that all new stories received will be prepped for MMB3, which is scheduled for publication the first week of October, 2014. In the timing for MMB3, there’s a method to the madness!
Due to the genre of the M&M series, the optimum sales window is from the beginning of October through the end of December. After the launch of MMB1, the brush fire took off and word began to spread. Therefore several more stories were submitted almost immediately. With the number of submissions growing rapidly, and to keep momentum of the blossoming public interest in the Legacy Archives project, Maria Jordan, of marcoujor’s musings, wisely pressed for the go-ahead in the prep and completion of MMB2 to be ready for sale by the first week of December, 2013.
The stories continued to arrive and the production team (Michael Friedman, Gail Sobotkin, Maria Jordan and Angelia Phillips) has worked diligently to meet the deadline. That’s how not only one, but two books in the series managed to be produced within the the optimum sales window of their first year on the market.
But, as this project is a voluntary effort from every angle, the production team has to take some time to catch their breath and return to their own schedules for a while.
During the Spring and Summer of 2014 we will continue to compile and edit story submissions, but the next book in the M&M series won't come out until October of 2014, which provides a time frame everyone can easily accommodate.
Just to ensure we’re all in the know, the Legacy Archives Foundation is not simply in support of chronicling US stories. We've been honored to have had submissions from as far away as South Africa for MMB2 and also graced with submissions from Vincent Moore of Poetry by Vincent Moore and Vicki Warner of Grief Can Heal in MMB1, who both hail from Canada. If you're new to us and are wondering about other countries being represented in our efforts, bear with us and give us time. Brick by brick, or book by book, is how we'll expand the scope of our help.
In closing, I want to leave you with this thought. As Sibling Synergy's femmeflashpoint has stated on her business cards, "Everyone has a story.” If you would like to share a mysterious and miraculous account of your own, or one you’ve written for someone else, please contact us. It would not only be a blessing to all who read it, but a blessing to the those whose lives are touched by the many donations received from the book sales.
You do not have to be a pro-writer to submit a story, so don’t let fear keep you from telling it. That’s why we have an awesome staff of volunteer writers waiting to help transcribe your story into life and I could not be more proud to be one of them and be part of such a worthy endeavor.
Onward and upward my fellow scribes!
Sunnie Day of Sunnie Day's Graceful Intentions
Legacy Scribe - Aisle II