In spring of 2020, I was traveling right as Corona Virus was becoming big, places were shutting down, and quarantine was happening. I had a stack of extra proof copies of my books that I was going to give to friends, but due to the pandemic, I wasn't able to before I was forced to head back home. So, I ended up leaving those copies in random places in Mississippi on my way back home for other people to find and hopefully enjoy a small escape.

I ended up really loving having done that, so for every time I travel, I like to leave a book in a place I enjoy. This page is dedicated to that where I post pictures of the books I leave.

If you have found one of these books, I would love to know! Feel free to message me at mayarileyauthor@gmail.com.

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The books that started it all

March 2020

Using the arrows, scroll to see the books left around Herod Illinois at hiking trails and the wine trail.

July 2020

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Using the arrows, scroll to see the books left around central Mississipi.

Due to the pandemic, rather than traveling around for our normal Christmas celebrations, I left books in places more local.

December 2020

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One of my best friends ended up in the same state at me for a short time so we were able to meet up for a day in Louisville, MS and I left three books. One at Lake Tiak O'Khata restaurant, one at a trail head at a park when hiking, and one in one of the many cabins.

March 2021