Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

#GT HeartSo apparently, it’s #GivingTuesday today.  I can’t say I’ve heard of this charity campaign before, but it seems like a reasonable idea right after US Thanksgiving.  So, here’s one LGBTQ author’s pitch for charitable giving:


Status Update – GRL, etc

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

GRL Retreat 2017I’ll be a Featured Author at the Gay Romance Literature (GRL) Retreat in Denver from Oct 18-22.  Stop by and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood!

In other news, I’m retiring the charity project I set up a few months ago, and restoring the price of my books back to $2.99 (except for Sunset and Zenith, which remain free, and Cathedral of the Sky, which is now $0.99 because of its shorter length).

I am also enrolling all of the books other than Sunset and Zenith into Amazon KDP Select, to see whether that platform has improved with age since our last encounter. Therefore, electronic copies of my books will only be available at Amazon sites for the rest of the year, although print editions continue to have wider distribution.

No word as yet on when (or if) I will have a final release date for my stalled WIP’s Ascension and Lancet. Still trying to find that spark that drives me. Will let you know if I manage to get a lock on it.


Arshad Ahsanuddin

2016 Rainbow Awards

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Yee-haw!  Insurrection wins Best Gay Sci-Fi/Futuristic book in the 2016 Rainbow Awards, hosted by Elisa Rolle to benefit numerous LGBT charities!



LGBTQ Charity Giveaway

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

LGBT giveaway poster

We’ve all seen the stories on the news about the so-called ‘righteous’ folks who have been richly rewarded for public vilification of the gay community, flaunting their hatred and bigotry, not caring that they add nothing to the experience of anyone around them but reinforcement of the same hatred and bigotry.  Well, hopefully there is a silent but sympathetic majority who is willing to stand up for those who suffer disproportionately around them.

A community of over two hundred LGBTQ authors, bloggers, and publishers has banded together to stoke the fires of conscience among the truly righteous (, and we are betting that you are one of those who will rise to the occasion.  During this giveaway event, everyone who donates to an LGBTQ charity or shares the links to an LGBTQ charity on social media, and signs their name in the comments to the blog post below, will be entered to win one of a wide range of donated ebooks, including my own.

To keep things simple, entries will be managed by Rafflecopter.  Each participant can enter only once, by leaving a comment on the Diversereader blog (not this one), naming the charity they’ve donated to, or whose donation links they’ve shared (due to pay-for-play legal restrictions, we cannot demand proof of any donations made).  Once the entries are closed, Rafflecopter will randomly pick winners from the entrants, and we’ll match them up with donors on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you win a ebook from me, you are welcome to take your pick from any one of my six published fiction books.  The giveaway will launch on Diversereader at 9AM EST on April 18th and run until 11.59PM EST on May 1st.  Please leave your comments at to enter!



Arshad Ahsanuddin

Blog Tour de Troops Wrap-up

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Thank you to the Indie Book Collective for organizing this event, and to everyone who participated by leaving their comments! Your sentiments were greatly appreciated.


Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

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The stop before mine on the blog tour is Stacey Kennedy ( and the next stop is Pandora Poikilos (  Be sure and check them out, as well as the rest of the authors participating in the blog tour over the course of this Memorial Day weekend, and spread the ability of my fellow independent/self-published authors to cheer our brave soldiers in their grim duty through donations of our ebooks.  You can also donate funds to provide the troops with Kindle e-readers.

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My family moved to the USA when I was ten. A year later, my father enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, saying that his own father had once told him that the only way to truly make a new country your home was to till its soil or to defend it against its enemies. At the time, I was too young and too surprised to say how much I respected that.


Blog Tour de Troops

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Please join me in this Blog Tour de Troops charity event!

This Memorial Day, I’m joining over 30 authors in thanking our troops for the sacrifices they have made in our defense.

See right now for all the details and the full author roster.

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