As of today, I've distributed 31 Thirteen Reasons Why book club packets to various parts of the country. Each packet includes bookmarks, autographed bookplates, a map, a discussion guide, and an audiocassette recording of me answering whatever questions were submitted by the book club members.
And sometimes they send me packets in return!
Yesterday's goodies came from a group in Daly City, California. It included a drawing of my book cover, letters from each reader...
...and a beautiful new mug!
This mug will be helpful as I work on my next book because I sometimes get discouraged with my writing about the time I'm done with my first cup of coffee. But Brittney left an amazingly kind note in the mug...which will only be revealed when I drink the last drop.
With that kind of encouragement, I'm sure I can write for at least an extra hour per day!