Random House Childrenâ€™s Books generously gifted hundreds of copies of my memoir, WARHEAD, to Starlight Childrenâ€™s Foundation for distribution through their partner hospitals across the country. Iâ€™m going on the road to visit several of them, and yesterday was my firstâ€”to Mary Bridge Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.
It was a wonderful, emotional experience. I spoke with kids facing significant health issues, their parents, and hospital personnel. Kids were so happy to get a free book, especially when they heard the premise: a teen facing a major health challenge who tried to make the world a better place.
Many thanks to Penguin Random House for your generosity, to Starlight Childrenâ€™s Foundation for the wonderful work you do, and to Mary Bridge Childrenâ€™s Hospital for hosting the event. And thank you to all the kids, parents, and health care folks who stopped by.