Excerpt from an email I recently received from a librarian. I know I’m not alone in being there.

For a project I’m working on, I’m looking for recent stories from librarians and educators about ways that authors have shown active, meaningful support for you and the work you do at a time when a noisy few in our states and communities and on social media loudly express the opposite.

I’m talking about efforts that go beyond making books that readers love, which — after all — is our job. In the past year or so, what has an author done that has stood out, that has given you a lift, and that has made a difference?

If you have a story to share, please feel free to send it to me privately, or you can post it in the comments below. I hope that lots of you have lots to say.