#ElysianSprings Press Release
July 11, 2015 Leave a Comment
“SUPERHERO NURSING HOME ANTHOLOGY” BACK IT ON KICKSTARTER
July 10th, 2015 – For Immediate Release
Authors Address Aging with Hilarious & Heartbreaking Superhero Nursing Home Anthology
What happens when superheroes become senior citizens?
In ten stories and one comic, the anthology Elysian Springs: Adventures form the Nursing Home for Aging Superheroes explores the twilight years of heroes, villains, and sidekicks. The stories are at-times both hilarious and heartbreaking as the authors make the complex subject of aging accessible through the modern-day mythology of superheroes.
“I wanted stories that were both moving and funny,” said Lauren Harris, project runner and assistant editor at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show magazine “—stories that included themes like loyalty, reconciliation, coping with disability, and the effects of the discrimination 20th Century heroes might have gone through. I know how important representation is, and we’re trying to hit as many levels as we can: race, gender, sexuality, though especially age and ability. My superpower as editor is being able to ensure (forgive the pun) that this kind of representation happens.”
By August 5th, 2015, the project runners hope to raise $9,800 through crowdfunding to pay the authors and artists professional rates for their work.
Elysian Springs: Adventures from the Nursing Home for Aging Superheroes includes contributions from New York Times bestselling authors Gail Z. Martin and Tee Morris, as well as popular indie favorites Jared Axelrod (Tales from the Flying City), Christopher Morse (Superhero Corner), and Chris Lester (Metamor City).
Elysian Springs: Adventures from the Nursing Home for Aging Superheroes invites global participation in the ongoing project in any or all of the following ways:
• Support Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laurenharris/elysian-springs-adventures-from-the-superhero-nurs
• Share on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram (#elysiansprings)
About Lauren Harris
Lauren Harris, Editor of Elysian Springs, is the author of the Millroad Academy Exorcists series and assistant editor at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show magazine. Her fiction has appeared in Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences and the Pendragon Variety Podcast.
Elysian Springs: Adventures from the Nursing Home for Aging Superheroes is administered and published by Pendragon Press, a part of the Pendragon Variety Network.
If you’d like more information about Elysian Springs: Adventures from the Nursing Home for Aging Superheroes, or to schedule an interview with Lauren, please email PendragonVariety@gmail.com or send us a Tweet @LadiesPendragon.