Today, my final story of season 1 posted at The Ravens Crossing. When I saw that story post on the website, I felt this unexpected welling of emotions. So many, I'm not sure I can actually name or describe them. Mostly, I feel so proud of this project and all we've accomplished, because it started as a dream among friends and college alums. We wanted to do something new and different, and we wanted that something to be important, to be about making a difference for young adults. To see that we actually turned that dream into a reality, and to think about all of the love, sweat, and tears everyone who worked on the project poured into it, well I guess it completely overwhelmed me for a moment.
Anyway, if you have not read the stories, you can read The 13: Season 1 for free over at The Ravens Crossing. You should probably start with the First Time Here page. It will explain more about the project, why it's different, and what it was intended to do. Each story on the sight is intended to stand alone, but they all work together, as well. And as the weeks progressed, my stories for Morgan & Holly and Sharon & Alex became more intertwined, so that my two stories will actually become one novel. If you have only been reading one and not the other, you might want to go look at them both. Next season, I am going to continue working them as one story, because its what the story needs. But, please take my advice, if you have not been reading all the other stories in the order they are posted, you are really missing out. It's a fantastic, fun, science fiction world we've created about 13 very diverse characters. I highly recommend reading it all.
The anthology will also be available in stores soon. And, because we wanted to make a difference, a portion of the proceeds from The Ravens Crossing 13: Season 1 anthology will go to the Make It Safe Project. This is a project started by a young woman named Amelia who wanted to help youth in the LGBTQIA community feel safe. It provides books on gender identity and sexual orientation to schools that lack the resources to provide these materials to their students. Now, I'm off to continue working on season 2. And, in case you are wondering what will happen on TRC over the next three weeks, something fun will continue to post every day of the week. So, don't go far. You won't want to miss out.