In December I gave one hundred copies of my books to prisoners.
While doing research for a new short story, I was deeply touched by some shocking statistics, and saw a need. Something has to be done. Sadly, there are over 2.2 million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons. Prisons are lonely and dangerous places offering little hope. Once released, two out of three prisoners will re-offend. I asked myself how we could redeem lives? Then, I found out that prisoners ask for books, everything from learning about business to spirituality. And, they like to receive novels.
So, I worked with my publisher to send a big box of books to a prisoner support organization. It's a drop in the bucket, but at least it's a start.