23 March 2021



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 edition anthology is available in lettered hardcover and numbered paperback editions. It hosts short stories, poems, and essays from 82 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 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

This is a limited edition anthology which will be available in two different bindings: a $100 lettered hardcover with dust jacket and a $30 paperback limited to 300 copies. All proceeds minus production costs will be donated to LLS. 

Preorder the hardcover for $100 

Preorder the paperback for $30


“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 http://rawdogscreaming.com/books/like-sunshine-after-rain/. 


Heidi Ruby Miller is a travel writer turned novelist. She uses research for her stories as an excuse to roam the globe. Her books include the popular Ambasadora series, Man of War, which is a sequel to Science Fiction Grandmaster Philip José Farmer’s novel Two Hawks from Earth, and the international award-winning writing guide Many Genres, One Craft. In between trips, Heidi teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, where she graduated from their Writing Popular Fiction graduate program the same month she appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Follow Heidi’s writing journey with her husband, Jason Jack Miller, and their two cats in the newsletter Small Space Big Life and find her online everywhere as Heidi Ruby Miller. 


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