This is an offer I made on Amazon today, which I extend to my readers here as well -
I love giving "Here You Are" to children I run into in my daily life, at airports, hospitals, schools and doctor's offices. Maybe I can do this here as well.
I have set aside 100 copies of "Here You Are" to give away to children facing difficulties, or people who work with children in those circumstances, like nurses, doctors, teachers and counselors. These are not print on demand books, so they will be shipped out immediately (both here on Amazon), and for the Give-Away for which you have to send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I wrote this book to ease the suffering in life a little bit, especially for children who face bigger challenges than most, by reconnecting my young reader to their own innermost treasure of wisdom.
Several nurses and doctors have told me children in hospitals, or children who have lost a loved one, really benefit from having a book like this.
I have seen the effect of the book, and write about it on my blog "Here You Are" at email@example.com where you can find out more. Just let me know why you are requesting the free book(s), who I should make the book out to, if applicable, or anything else you would like me to know. Send any heartwarming stories to the above email address and I will edit them for future blog posts.
"Here You Are" is a sturdy, hardcover book, with black canvas covers with gold leaf lettering on the front, under a thick shiny dust jacket. The brightly colored, and solid quality of the book, unfortunately doesn’t come across in the listing. Every child I give a copy to instantly treats it like a treasure and very proudly walks off with it. Some children are barely bigger than the book, just managing to get their little arms around it. It's one of my favorite images. You'll have fun giving it away, too.
This offer is valid for one month only, until February 28th, 2008.
Well, that's my fun idea for the day. You don't even have to do this with my book. Just order a bunch of nice little books and start passing them out to children wherever you go. When I started doing this with my book I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it much earlier. Oh - and always ask the parents first whether you may talk to the child.