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On November 7, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), the strongest storm ever recorded to make landfall, hit the Visayas region of the Philippines, devastating the provinces of Samar and Leyte. The storm claimed over 6,000 lives and leveled entire towns and cities. A few days after the storm, writer Dean Francis Alfar issued a call asking other writers to contribute stories for an anthology, the proceeds of which will go to the Philippine Red Cross. "Here then is the final result, an anthology of different stories by authors youd never expect to share a same table of contents," says Alfar. "A number are by well-established writers, bristling with previous publications. A few are first publications. What these stories have in common, besides being well-written and engaging, is that they all present because of the kindness of spirit of their authors. In the midst of catastrophe, I knew that my country did not stand alone."
This collection includes stories by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Ken Scholes, Veronica Montes, Charie D. La Marr, Susan S.Lara, Karissa Chen, Berrien C. Henderson, Joel Pablo Salud, Laura McPhee-Browne, Kate Osias, Jeffrey Ford, Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz, Dan Campbell, Barry King, Celestine Trinidad, Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Matthew J. Rogers, Vincent Michael Simbulan, Jay Wilburn, David B. Ramirez, Jason Erik Lundberg, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Michael Haynes, Andrew Drilon, Lilian Csernica, Gabriela Lee, Grant J. McMaster, Alexander Marcos Osias, Todd Nelsen, Alex Shvartsman, Fiona Mae Villamor, Isa Lorenzo, Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Julie C. Day, Yvette Tan, Kenneth Yu, Tim Sullivan, Nikki Alfar, John Grant, and Cesar Miguel G. Escaño.

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