BOOK: Like Sunshine After Rain edited by Heidi Ruby Miller

Raw Dog Screaming Press and international award-winning editor Heidi Ruby Miller are taking pre-orders for the charity anthology LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The beautiful cover is by Brad Sharp. Interior illustrations by Sharon A. Ruby.

This limited anthology is available in lettered hardcover and numbered paperback editions. It hosts short stories, poems, and essays from 85 authors, including:
New York Times bestsellers Jonathan Maberry and Maria V. Snyder
USA Today bestseller Annette Dashofy
International bestseller Liz Coley
Amazon Charts bestsellers Cary Caffrey, Sasha Dawn, and Jennifer Foehner Wells
Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner Randall Silvis
Bram Stoker Award winners Lee Murray, Christina Sng, Lucy A. Snyder, Sara Tantlinger, and Tim Waggoner
International Horror Guild Award winners Michael A. Arnzen and Gary Braunbeck
Asimov’s Readers Award winner Timons Esaias
Arthur J. Rooney Award for Fiction winner Jason Jack Miller
Pittsburgh City Paper Best Local Writer winner Brian Butko
American Library Association Notable Book Award winner Lynn Salsi
Eugene V. Debs Foundation Literature Prize winner Eric Leif Davin
Visionary Fiction Award winner Rachael Pruitt

From the foreword by Heidi Ruby Miller:
“When someone I loved was diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia in the middle of the pandemic, I spiraled into an existential disquiet. Everything was going wrong everywhere, and I felt helpless. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was there for my family in so many ways, including guidance and emotional support. I wanted to help them and also give myself purpose. I did what I do best, I wrote…and I asked others for their writing with only two requests:

It must be upbeat.
It must be under 1500 words.

I heard the groans right through my email. That’s a pretty tight word limit. And, even those writers who weren’t part of the horror scene said they didn’t exactly go for upbeat in their projects. But they all agreed to try. And something unforeseen happened. My writing friends were experimenting with forms and genres, writing out of their comfort zones, sharing personal connections to cancer, to fear, to overcoming their sadness, and they thanked me for it.

Their willingness to search for the positive became an unexpected time capsule of perseverance and pushing onward when so many of us struggled to make it through one day at a time.”

To reserve your copy of LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN, visit

“Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”



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