Another reading year!
It feels so long since we’ve seen you all — happy (belated) New Year!
We hope you’ve had a safe summer and our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the fires.
We’re already one twelfth of the way through the year; are you keeping up with your 2019 reading?…
Join us for an event …

We welcome you to our first event for 2019.
We are excited to host the launch, by Susan Ditter (Executive Officer, Working It Out) and Layne Kullrich, of Verity Croker‘s new young adult book, Jilda’s Ark.

While her mother and sister are enjoying an excursion on a Fijian island, Jilda, who is unwell and remains onboard, finds their ship has sailed off, leaving most of its passengers stranded on shore. An unknown group has overtaken the ship. After a few days, they collect thousands of new passengers from a distant archipelago, making conditions onboard overcrowded and uncomfortable. Though Jilda is desperate to reunite with her family, she meets someone who comforts her and will completely change her world. But how will her new friend Jade feel when she learns Jilda has a boyfriend back home?


Verity Croker writes across a variety of genres. Her novels for young adult readers, May Day Mine and Jilda’s Ark are published by Harmony Ink Press. She is also a published author of short stories, newspaper articles, poetry, and travel articles. She teaches International students at the University of Tasmania in Hobart.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop

When: Wednesday February 27th, 5.30pm