January 25th, 2011



Released today: Wishing on a Blue Star

Find it HERE at Dreamspinner Press.

Paperback $7, ebook FREE

A Special Project by Dreamspinner Press & ManLoveRomance Press. Edited by Kris Jacen, cover art by Catt Ford.

How much impact can someone have on your life if you’ve never met them face to face?

In this electronic age of E-mails, electronic publishing, and social networks, quite a lot.

Through his emails, stories and blog, author Patric Michael has touched numerous hearts, minds and lives from the start of his career and further as he now takes us along on his journey to battle cancer.

Along the way, Patric shows us a side of life that not many truly see-- how we are all a part of something larger than just ourselves, and how we are each touched by others for the betterment of all.

Now, those that have been touched by Patric and his words have joined together to give something back, to him and to us all through something he values highly – words.

In this compilation, short stories, poems, and anecdotes combined with excerpts from Patric's blog and a few entertaining, educational group posts reveal, and celebrate, the man who has touched so many hearts and minds.

This collection is a gift from all our hearts to celebrate Patric and give strength (and a little levity) to others. The price reflects this; no one is receiving royalties or payment from the sales. Use it to celebrate life, celebrate words, and possibly inspire someone who needs it.

Contributing authors: Jaime Samms, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, ZA Maxfield, C. Zampa, Lex Valentine, Patric Michael, Karenna Colcroft, Tame Adams, Victor J. Banis, Brian Holliday, Jambrea Jo Jones, Mary Calmes, Jan Irving, Jean Lorrah, Chrissy Munder, Moira McCain, Clare London, D.W. Marchwell, Taylor Lochland, Amy Lane.

And visit this post at Jessewave's blog for some more info about how the anthology came about and what it means to the authors to take part.


Clare: Forgive me a small personal message here?

Patric, thanks for the inspiration for this story and the kick up the virtual a*** on my writing - and my "real" life - every now and then! :) You've been a friend and confidante and supporter ever since I met you, fan-gushing over your book "Timeless". I love you and admire the way you've battled your illness, yet retained your sense of humour, your perceptive care and compassion for humankind, and always your hope. And still found time and generosity to share friendship with me. Thinking of you daily, as always.

EXCERPT from my story "The Better Part":

Collapse )