Author Moments – Killing the Rat-Bastard Disease


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“Britain’s Kindest Kid”, Harry Moseley, was more than a nice kid with a big heart; he was a real life hero. A hero with an inoperable brain tumor who raised over £500,000.00 for Cancer Research UK. When the anthology came out, Harry was in a coma. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer soon after, at the age of just 11.

Continuing Harry’s quest for research funds, are an amazing group of 19 romance writers, along with a wonderful cover artist/graphic designer, who have come together to support and raise money for Cancer Research UK, in memory of Harry Moseley, a true hero.

AUTHOR MOMENTS is a collection of essays written by these talented writers. As a bonus, each author has included an excerpt from one of their current, or upcoming, releases. From the New York Times bestselling lists to the writer who is just beginning their quest, you will find this anthology filled with generous writing advice and anecdotes. It won’t matter where you are on your road to publication or even in your life journey, Author Moments will fill you with love, laughter and a renewed hope that all things are possible when you care enough to come together and make a difference. Like real life hero, Harry Moseley.

Authors Helping Harry is a group of writers (and a cover artist/graphic designer) who have come together to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of Harry Moseley, a true hero (In no particular order) Shayla Black, Karin Tabke AKA Harlow, Cathryn Fox, Shiloh Walker, Beth Williamson, Corinne Davies, Mahalia Levey, Heather Long, Virna DePaul, Melissa Schroeder, Edie Ramer, Kris Cook, Elizabeth Silver, Ava Riley, Sophie Oak, Eliza Gayle, Melissa Ecker, Kendra Egert, Heather Rainier

The Authors Helping Harry invite you to pitch in and help find a cure simply by purchasing a copy of this wonderful anthology at only 99 cents. All proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.


You can tell what my essay is about by the title, but here’s a very short excerpt from How Cancer Changed My life (or Killing the Rat-Bastard Disease).

During my recovery, I told my husband I was quitting my job and concentrating on writing. He wasn’t happy, but I didn’t back down. I kept remembering what I’d said so often, about my job killing pieces of my soul. I promised myself that I would not let it kill any more pieces.

It took longer than I’d hoped, but after going through four agents, winning multiple prizes for my writing, and having close brushes with selling to the big publishers, I self-published my books. I’m making money now, and I love what I’m doing. Nothing is killing pieces of my soul now.

That doesn’t mean I’m thankful for my cancer diagnosis. As if cancer happened to teach me this lesson. If I could go back and change my life, I’d take away the cancer without a blink. Without a regret.


Authors Helping Harry is an incredible example of what can be accomplished when we join together for a great cause. 18 Extraordinary Authors have joined the fight against cancer along side Harry Moseley. They have each united and donated an essay to the anthology. We all have someone in our lives that has been touched by cancer in some way. It is a deadly disease that changes the lives of both those who are battling cancer and the love ones that stand by their sides. This is an amazing way to help. I highly recommend this book.” ~ Readaholics Anonymous

This anthology gets 5 stars because all the money goes to benefit charity. Its simply wonderful to see such talented authors participating in such a worthy cause. Fabulous writing advice, lots of great excerpts, and a beautiful cover – what more could you ask for?” ~ Amazon reviewer

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