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Kira Harp’s story Intervention is available

January 2, 2012

The Young Adult short story, Intervention, that I had posted here for a couple of months has been released from Featherweight Press on January 1st. This book is listed under my YA pen name, Kira Harp. (Which means I need to set up a new author page and all the other fun – this writing stuff is cool sometimes 🙂

Intervention Cover

Anyway, I don’t usually sell a story that once was free, but this has had editing, a cover, and all the profits will go to charity. Not just my share, but the editor royalties and the publisher profits will go to the Trevor Project. This is the author note from the book:

When I was told Intervention had been accepted for
the Helping Hands line of stories, I was allowed to
decide which charity would receive the proceeds from
this story. There are lots of great charities out there, but
for this story there could be only one choice: The Trevor
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization
providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention
services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and
questioning (LGBTQ) youth. For those kids who reach
that breaking point, and don’t have a brother like Jory
to pull them back from the edge, The Trevor Project
provides a nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline,
as well as other supportive services. You can find them
at and call them at The
Trevor Lifeline 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (which is 1-866-488-
When we lose even one kid to pain and despair, it is a
tragedy which diminishes us all. I’m honored if my story
can help in any way. Thank you for buying, reading,
and contributing. And if you are that kid, looking for
reasons not to give up, call them. The number is there.
It’s free. It’s safe and confidential. They will connect you
to a community of people who believe in your worth and
will support you. Call them. Tell them Jory sent you.

There will be five initial stories in the Helping Hands line released one a day this week. Look for stories from Authors Karen Lee, Jo Ramsey and Samantha Jenkins, and then my second story – The Benefit of Ductwork. Some great writing, and very worthy charities chosen. Other stories will continue to come out throughout the year. I’m delighted to be part of this project.

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