I just got a comment on FaceBook from one of the two women (who were both a stranger to me) who I gave SCARS to during Pay It Forward in Toronto at Union Station. She said that SCARS had a profound effect on her! What a lovely, lovely thing to read! (beaming) I am so glad she let the Pay It Forward people know–and then YA writer Linda Granfield let me know when she saw it.
I hadn’t known what would happen with SCARS once I gave it out at PIF–hadn’t known if the women I gave it to would read it, or like it. I was a tiny bit nervous giving it out, since they weren’t choosing to read about self-harm and sexual abuse, but both women accepted my book so graciously. (I didn’t tell them I was the author.) Scars has meant so much to me for many reasons, so it felt good to give it away during PIF, but I still didn’t know how it would be received. And now I heard this! Such a good feeling! I love my books reaching people.
If you’re curious, the Toronto Pay It Forward page is here, and I posted about my initial experience with some photos here.