One of the great things I've been able to do with my last two book launches was to participate in a local reading celebration. In years where there's no pandemic threat (crazy times, eh?), a generous donor finances the purchase of my books to give out as prizes at a high school/middle school during an annual event that promotes literacy. It's a small thing, but I'm honored to be part of it.
This year, with the help of my wonderful wife, we went all out preparing full sets for the winners:
I sincerely hope they enjoy them. I don't know if there is anything that brings an author more pleasure than knowing young people are reading their books. I'm so glad I have the chance to participate!