1.12.21 Holiday Toy Drive Becomes Pandemic Book Drive

Excerpted from Publisher's Weekly.

By Claire Kirch

For her part, Petrie-Norris said she had hoped that the book drive would both “help support our local-area nonprofits and spark a little bit of holiday cheer. It was a privilege to partner with the authors, who were all incredibly generous with their time and resources. I was particularly pleased to work with local authors Julie Abe, Jessica Patrick and Sarah Nicole Smetana, who each stressed the importance of getting books into the hands of young Orange County readers. It brings me so much joy to provide our book drive recipients with a creative outlet, and help spark a love of literature that can last a lifetime.”