When my adoption-themed anthology WELCOME HOME was acquired, it was always the goal to use whatever money the book made to do a little good.
Last year, I was able to give away over three hundred books to youth centers who worked with foster teens and adopted kids, and well… royalty season is upon us, and I’m happy to be able to do that again. Thanks to your support of this little anthology that almost didn’t make it.
So! Are you an organization that works with foster youth? Adopted teens? Maybe you’re a youth center, or a teacher with a number of kids in the system.
Whoever you are, this opportunity is for you.
The mini-libraries contain FORTY BOOKS, brand new hardcovers and paperbacks, from a number of celebrated YA authors including:
Melissa Marr, Darcy Woods, Erin Bow, Courtney Summers, Rebecca Phillips, Julia Durango, Brendan Kiely, Melissa Gray, Charlotte Huang, Gina Cionna, Kerry Kletter, Rosalyn Eves, Jared Reck, Stephanie Kuehn, Courtney Alameda, Lauren Morrill, Corey Ann Haydu, Jennifer Longo, A.S. King, Kayla Olson, Stacey Lee, Emily Henry, Gillian French, Alexandra Duncan, Jenny Torez-Sanchez, E.K. Johnston, Rhoda Belleza, Melissa Gorzelancyzk, and Kristin Paige-Madonia.
You’ll also receive a bundle of books from my clients in my agency life. All of these titles a wide range of contemporary romance to hard hitting sci-fi, and should provide a lot to pick from.
If you’re concerned that you don’t have the bookshelves for this sort of library for your teens, please let me know in your request. I will happily donate a bookshelf (sent via Amazon) to your center, to house the books.
How do you apply to get one of these? Just shoot me an email, with details about you, your organization, and the kids you work with. Simple as that. I’ll choose THREE people in early August to get these books. It takes a bit of time for these kind of opportunities to float out to the people who need them, so I’m giving it a bit of time:
Email me at ericsmithrocks at gmail dot com. I’ll alert the people getting the packages by August 15th, so you’ll know when to expect the shipment.
And that’s it. This is open to US requests only, as it would be impossibly expensive to ship crates of books like this overseas, and I need to make the funds stretch as far as possible.
Last time I did this, a number of author friends and publishing pals reached out to see if they could donate additional books. The answer is yes! Just shoot me an email.