I was hoping to "drop" copies of Whale Song to teens at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, but they already had an event planned. So after some careful consideration of all worthwhile charities, schools etc, I decided to give my books to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society in Edmonton.
I was very pleased to go by their office this morning and drop off 4 copies of Whale Song for 4 resident teen girls and 4 copies of The River for 4 resident teen boys. These kids are in the SkY Program (Skills for Youth).
I also gave Y.E.S.S. two extra copies of each book to either give to new teens entering one of the programs or to place in the START House, a program is for 16-19 year olds who have no viable living alternative. These youths live at START House and attend school or work.
I feel very blessed to have been able to do my part for Operation Teen Book Drop and I look forward to participating next year.
This afternoon, you'll be able to find me at the TBD Authors forum.
Today, from 6-8pm Pacific/9-11pm Eastern, I'll be participating at the Post-Op Party online. Lots of prizes, chat with me and other authors and more.
For more information on Operation TBD, please visit http://www.readergirlz.com/.