It’s not often that I shill for friends, because I want you to know that when I do, I really mean it. That’s why I’m writing today about No Greater Love Than This, the short story my good friend Joel Kelly is releasing tomorrow, Tuesday March 11th.
I should point out that Joel, who you may better know as my co-host over at Not a Real Job, didn’t ask me to do this (and I suspect it may be a bit of a surprise… mission accomplished) but Joel’s short stories have had such an impact on my life that I want to make sure my readers here get in on the action too. His stories are direct, hauntingly spare, and cut you to pieces. I haven’t read No Greater Love Than This yet (I’m waiting until tomorrow just like everyone else) but from the excerpt on Joel’s site I know it’ll be just as good as the rest of his stories, if not better because it comes directly from Joel’s own experiences.
The story is about Joel’s upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness, and his journey away from the church. Joel’s Jehovah background was something I have been tangentially aware of for some time, but I also knew that Joel was an open atheist. This story goes into the background of Joel’s path to reconcile those opposing ideas (or not), and shows the inevitable fallout.
To top it all off, you’ll also get a free audio version of the story, just for purchasing the ebook. And, oh yeah, 20% of the proceeds are going to Because I Am A Girl, a Canadian charity that focuses on empowering women.
A short story, audio book, and a donation to a great charity for $3.99? What are you waiting for?! Go preörder your copy of No Greater Love Than This right now. I promise you won’t regret it.