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Warriors Against the Storm is a group project sponsored by Havok Publishing and Mt. Zion Ridge Press in tribute to author Mary Weber, who has made us—her army of fans and friends in the writing community—stronger and wiser in ways that even we can’t fully describe.

Along with being the award-winning, multi-published young adult author of The Storm Siren Trilogy, The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series, and To Best The Boys, Mary has spent years pouring selflessly into others as a youth pastor, speaker, advocate, and writing mentor. And now it’s our turn to pour into her. With this project, we will support Mary and her family as she weathers the storm that has taken her home and health through mold poisoning (if this situation is news to you, there’s more info here).


The Fundraiser: An Anthology of Stories to Inspire

We collected submissions through March and April, and received a heart-warming amount of participation from the speculative fiction writing community. The process of sorting through submissions is in process. All profits from the sale of the book will go to the Weber family. If you want to help now, you can donate directly to their Go Fund Me campaign.

Anthology Theme: Overcoming the Odds

Submissions ARE CLOSED.
Thank you all for your participation!

Timeline: Stories will be selected by a team of professional editors and edited by Havok Publishing’s editor-in-chief, Andrew Winch. The selection and editing team are donating their time and expertise to this effort. Participants whose stories are selected for inclusion in the anthology will be notified, at which time they will finalize edits and sign a contract of agreement for participation in the publication. (You will also be notified if your submission does not make it into the anthology.) Please do not inquire about your submissions unless you still haven’t heard anything after June 30.

Project Contacts

News and discussion regarding this project can be found at the Weber’s Warriors Facebook group.

For media inquiries, please contact Jeane Wynn at jeane@wynnwynnmedia.com or (918) 630-9695.

If you have questions about the contest or resources to help promote the contest and book, please reach out to the project co-chairs: Elizabeth Van Tassel at evantassel@mac.com or Lauren Brandenburg at lauren@lhbrandenburg.com.


Photo of Mary Weber in the page header is courtesy Sarah Kathleen Photography, via Mary’s press bio.

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