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Rescue Me Promo Photos

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We still don't have an official due date for these anthologies, but we do have some new promo photos!! If you would like any of these in their original size, please contact either Rescue Me or Rock & Roll Saved My Soul.




New Anthology Alert!!

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Rock & Roll Saved My Soul would like to proudly announce it's newest anthology, entitled "Notes of Dreams: How Music Inspires the World."

What is this anthology about?
It will be a collection of stories and poetry inspired by music. Pick a band, song, or album, and write something inspired by it. It can just be whatever comes to mind while listening, or you can write what you think the message of the song or album is. That is what I (Kate Marie) am doing. I will be using an excerpt from a book I am writing, called For A Lifetime, which is based off the song "Give Me Something" by Scars on 45.

Submissions are due no later than August 31st and must be no longer than 15,000 words. Proceeds are being donated to Bro-Am, a charity that was created by the band Switchfoot.

What is Bro-Am about?
Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation: A thriving future for every kid. Bro-Am focuses on initiatives in three areas that create a thriving future:
Physical wellbeing – food, shelter, heal…

Everyday Miracles

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Rock & Roll Saved My Soul has been working hard with a wonderful woman by the name of Andrea to put together an anthology that benefits CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia). Her daughter was diagnosed with it when she was very young and it has been a struggle for the whole family. CDH isn't as widely known as it should be, so RRSMS has decided that shedding some light on the disease was necessary. 
The anthology we are putting together is called Everyday Miracles. It is simply a collection of stories about miracles--both fiction and non-fiction. 
All proceeds are being donated to CHERUBS.

Social Media Spotlight: YouTube

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RRSMS YouTube
1. What do you think is the best thing about running Song of the Day & RRSMS YouTube Channel? I think the best thing is getting to be a part of such a great team of people that come together to share such an awesome thing. Also I love sharing song of the day because I get to discover new music and share music that I love too. 
2. Do you have any favorite or special interactions with follower(s)?  I like sharing the songs of the day with everyone. 
3. What do you think is the biggest challenge in running Song of the Day and RRSMS YouTube channel?  I think the biggest challenge is making sure to keep the songs of the day diverse enough so there's something for everyone. For the YouTube channel I'm still learning some of the ropes for putting together videos lol. 
4. One goal for the future?  One goal for the future I have is to make the RRSMS YouTube videos more entertaining and getting more comfortable speaking in front of the camera. 
5. Do you have a message for your…

The L.O.V.E. Project

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The L.O.V.E. Project is a movement that is partnered with Rock & Roll Saved My Soul
What is The Love Project? The L.O.V.E. Project is a movement that hopes to inspire love within one's self, as well as love and respect for all of humanity. What does L.O.V.E. stands for?  L – Love  O – Openness  V – Valued  E – Empowerment
We have submissions open for two different anthologies right now through The L.O.V.E. Project! 
Define L.O.V.E. Hand write your answer(s) and either snap a photo of it or if you have a scanner, scan it and send it to us! 
All of the answers will be used for a book! Proceeds will half be donated to the Dove Self-esteem Project and the other half will be used to make stickers, bracelets, etc for you to request for free for yourself or for someone you think needs a pick me up. 
Any questions, please message us! 
Send all entries to: rockandrollsavedmysoul2014@gmail.com





We are also currently accepting submissions for our first anti-bullying anthology, entitled Rise Above.

Social Media Spotlight: LinkedIn

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RRSMS LinkedIn
1. What do you think is the best thing about running LinkedIn? Knowing the site and how everything works is probably an obvious one, but outside of that, I would have to say the best thing is the connections I’m making. I still sometimes blow my own socks off of my feet.
2. Do you have any favorite or special interactions with follower(s)? I haven’t had any actual conversations with connections yet, but my favorite connections are the ones from the top publishers in the country. You never know where those doors will lead to.
3. What do you think is the biggest challenge in running LinkedIn? The only real challenge I face with running not only RRSMS LinkedIn, but all of my personal social media, is my pregnancy. This first trimester has been rough, which in turn makes it difficult to get things done. Kate has been an absolute Saint about it, which has helped me tremendously.
4. One goal for the future? I would personally love to see the RRSMS Anthology Series in Scholastic, the s…

Social Media Spotlight: Twitter

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RRSMS Twitter

1. What do you think is the best thing about running Twitter? I just love posting on the account.
2. Do you have any favorite or special interactions with follower(s)?  Not really. I enjoy when someone sends me pictures of one of Rock & Roll Saved My Soul's books that they got. 
3. What do you think is the biggest challenge in running Twitter? I don't really have issues, aside from getting people to interact. 
4. One goal for the future? To get interaction and not post the same stuff all the time. Also, to get/keep followers. 
5. Do you have a message for your followers/future followers?  I hope they enjoy what I post! I'd also love to see pictures of any of the books, whether it's in paperback or ebook. 
6. Anything you’d like to add? Thanks for following Twitter!
Twitter is run by Heather Kirchhoff

Submissions Call: Rescue Me

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Rescue Me -- Animal Anthology is currently looking for submissions for four different anthologies! None of them have a set due date as of right now, but please stay tuned here for further information on that. 
The four anthologies are as follows: Canine Edition - Man's Best Friend, benefiting National Mill Dog Rescue Feline Edition - Purrfect Companions, donating to The Cat Network Senior / Disabled - Against All Odds, for Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. Volume 2 - More Stories of Hope, going to National Search Dog Foundation
All poems and short stories will be accepted, but must be no longer that 15,000 words. Pictures can be included, but are not needed. Author MUST own all rights to the photo in order for it to be used. Send all stories to: writingforces@gmail.com with the anthology you are submitting to in the subject line.
If you have any questions about anything, contact Renee via the Rescue Me Faecbook or through the e-mail address provided!

Social Media Spotlight: Tumblr

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RRSMS Tumblr

1. What do you think is the best thing about running Tumblr? Gina: I think the best thing is Tumblr is sort of free-spirit, so you can post freely and be able to always find people interested in what you are working with, it also has many mediums for posting which makes each posts unique!
Sid: It gives me a chance to share my broad music scope with flowers as well as being able to help out with Rock and Roll Saved My Soul's announcements.
2. Do you have any favorite or special interactions with follower(s)? Gina: The followers don't really interact with us through Tumblr. We would love to be able to answer questions every once in a while in our mailbox, but sadly it's always empty.
Sid: Not any specific ones, but I really love getting feedback from our followers. 
3. What do you think is the biggest challenge in running Tumblr? Gina: Getting people involved in us and getting people to follow the page.
Sid: New content would possibly be the hardest. I want to keep it ac…

Social Media Spotlight: Rescue Me

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Rescue Me -- Animal Anthology
1. What do you think is the best thing about running Rescue Me - Animal Anthology? For me the best part is getting the chance to use the love and passion that I feel for animals to raise money and awareness for shelters or organizations that directly assist those same pets. It is a great way to create a larger reach for the animals in need.
2. Do you have any favorite or special interactions with follower(s)? Right now the best interactions are getting new stories but I have a few favorite memories. The first was when I was able to attend the World Finals of Monster Jam where the top monster truck drivers compete and meet a driver that one of the dogs in volume 1 is named after. She signed my copy and got one for herself while also making a video for the boys that own the dog. It was very sweet and still makes me smile thinking about it.
The second was when I got the opportunity to attend the rescueversary for Brian from The Life of Brian. The page set up for…

Meet Twinkle (Sugandha) Varshney, Advertising Specialist

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better!  Hi! Well, I am Twinkle (Sugandha) Varshney, a reader, reviewer and blogger with a passion for writing and an imagination running wild, fantasizing myself in inexistent worlds with unimaginable powers. My short stories are published in anthologies including Pleasant Dreams, After Forever, Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, Random Acts of Kindness, My Life Would Suck without You and Haunted: Fact or Fiction. Penning for several local magazines from the age of 8, currently, I’m writing a trilogy on immortality, a utopian fiction “Rainbow” and working on an upcoming TV series. 
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it?  RRSMS is like a big supportive family. To work for RRSMS makes you feel special, as special as the causes they support. Everyone who write to change the world or as passion must write for RRSMS as that small piece is becoming a part of …

May Band of the Month: Evans Blue

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A decade after their debut release, The Melody And The Energetic Nature of Volume, EVANS BLUE gears up for the launch of their 5th studio album with long-time producer Trevor Kustiak, titled Letters From The Dead, which will be released by Sounds+Sights on April 15th, 2016. The first single "iGod" is available for sale and streaming through all major digital outlets, with early airplay on SiriusXM, and two other brand new tracks “Just Once” and “Invisible Catastrophe” are available for instant download with an iTunes album pre-order.
Albums: The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume (2006) The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends (2007) Evans Blue (2009) Graveyard of Empires (2012) Letters From The Dead (2016)

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