YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Verity Croker of Tasmania, Australia, plus giveaways
Today we're excited to welcome Verity Croker from Australia! She's here to share her novel May Day Mine as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event! Read on for more about Verity and her novel!
And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and the event Grand Prize giveaway!
Meet Verity Croker
Verity Croker writes in a variety of genres, and has had several YA and children's books published, as well as articles, short stories and poetry. She lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, and teaches international students at the University of Tasmania. Most of her spare time she spends reading, swimming and walking, all of which feed her soul for her writing.
Meet May Day Mine
Life in a small mining town can be like living in a fishbowl, where everyone knows everybody else's business. Fifteen-year-old Jodi's mother wants her father to quit his binge drinking and his dangerous job at the mine - even more so after a collapse that leaves two miners dead and three trapped deep underground. As tensions escalate both at home and around the town, Jodi seeks comfort with her friends, but soon faces a double betrayal. Meanwhile, her ten-year-old brother Jake reacts by joining a gang of schoolyard bullies who engage in increasingly dangerous antics. As Jodi struggles to gain autonomy over her life, she begins to discover the person she really is. But with everything around her spiraling out of control, it may not be the right time to let her family, friends, and ultimately the whole town know - no matter how much she wants to.
Week One Giveaway - 8 ebooks!
One winner will receive ecopies of
May Day Mine by Verity Croker
We Thought We Were Invincible by Michelle Lynn
Emerge: The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven
Utopia: Secrets of Aurora by L.J. Higgins
Sentinel by Joshua Winning
Hushed by Joanne Macgregor
Magic Bound by G.K. DeRosa
Swords & Stilettos by Kristin D. Van Risseghem
~ (US and International) ~
*Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway*
Grand Prize Giveaway - 38 paperbacks!