Makayla Yokley will visit Towanda Public Library on Saturday, January 12, from 10 am to noon. She will read from her novel, The Ruby Curse, which is a steampunk adventure.
“Heroes come in all shapes and sizes… though they’re not usually escaped convicts. Just like seventeen-year-old Violet Seymour, whose got a criminal record so thick you could use it as a doorstop. Being the only person to ever escape the highest maximum security prison in the steam-and-clockwork powered nation of Arcova, everyone and their mother wants Violet’s head on a plate. So when Violet is suddenly thrust into a heroic role, being a link in an ancient bloodline of heroes, she’s a teensie bit skeptic. But Violet isn’t the only one with problems, no matter how much she likes to think so. Mages are disappearing left and right, over a dozen have disappeared over a short amount of time. There are whispers that it’s got something to do with the disappearance of the Ruby Scourge, an artifact from the ancient world. It’s the perfect start to Violet’s new career as a hero! Too bad her primary concern is looking out for number one, and she only embraces this whole “hero” thing when she can get something out of it.”
Ms. Yokley will have a question and answer session after the reading, and will have copies of the book available to sign and purchase for $20.