Monday, December 3, 2012

Frankie's short story is now available, in the 2012 Fandom for Preemies Compilation! #EVER #TeamFrankie

THINGS UNSAID - Frankie's Story

“How did you convince them to let me go?”
“Well, I’m technically an adult now, Ev. They trust me.” I shrugged as if it should be obvious.
“Ha!” she scoffed, but she knew it was true.
I’m harmless Frankie. The boy next door. We’d been best friends all our lives, nothing more.
Not until tonight at least. Tonight, I would tell her. Tonight, I’d finally let her know I wanted to be more than friends. So much more.
I glanced over at her again and caught her looking at me.

Have you read EVER and wondered about the moment when Frankie's life was ripped away from him? Do you have questions about the car accident that changed his life forever, binding him to Ever in ghost form, and inevitably changing her life as well? 

You're in luck! 

I wrote a short story from Frankie's POV for this year's Fandom for Preemies compilation. As some of you know, my daughter was a preemie, born at just 24 weeks gestation. She was 1 pound, 10 ounces, and had a long road ahead of her - 110 days in the NICU! Faith is indeed a miracle, and we are grateful for every day that she grows and thrives and proves to us that anything can happen - even with the most dire of prognoses, she beat the odds.  

But this is not the case for many premature babies born every day well before their due date.

For a $5 donation to the March of Dimes through January 1st, you can receive the compilation, which includes Frankie's short story (a prequel/side story to EVER), the prologue to FALL (Book Two in The Ragnrorok Prophesise by A.K. Morgen) and short stories, fan-fiction, and poetry from authors all around the world. This year, other participating authors include A.K. Morgen, Chelle Lynn, Lisa Collicutt, and Kay Froebel. 

Here's how it works. 

1. Go to: and donate a minimum of $5.
2. Forward your confirmation receipt (minus any personal details such as your name, address, payment method, etc) to
3. The Fandom for Preemies team will email you a copy of the compilation. 
4. In January, the FFP team will compile a list of all donors, and one donor will also win a copy of FADE, and a copy of EVER by Jessa Russo.

The Compilation is not for sale anywhere. To receive it, you must donate to the March of Dimes by January 1, 2013. This way, 100% of your donation goes directly to the March of Dimes to aid in the fight to end prematurity and eliminate birth defects in nations around the world. 

Easy enough, right? 

And remember, through March of 2013, 10% of proceeds from sales of A.K. Morgen's FADE will be donated to the March of Dimes, and an additional 10% will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, a nonprofit that provides a home away from home for families facing medical crisis. RMHCA serves families who have a child undergoing cancer treatment, who have had a transplant, or are in a pediatric intensive care or burn unit in Arkansas (home to one of the best Children's Hospitals in the nation). 

To learn more about Fandom for Preemies, please visit:


  1. Thank God that your daughter is okay!! This is a really great cause. I went over and donated right away...which I would've done anyway, but i'm really glad I get to read Frankie's story now!! :)