CBCA Tasmania blog post about Jilda’s Ark

Thanks so much to Jennie Bales of CBCATas for organising this blog post:




Humbled – thank you so much!

Humbled by my manager’s kind words in our student newsletter:

Jilda’s Ark – Verity Croker
Verity Croker is one of our most experienced and talented teachers. Verity writes across a range of genres and has had 5 books published. Her most recent publication, Jilda’s Ark, is a young adult novel. She is also a published poet. As an accomplished writer, Verity is well-placed to help her students improve their writing skills to gain the confidence they need to start their university studies.

List of Australian YA realist novels with LGBQ characters

Prolific Australian author Jenny Pausacker has compiled a list of Australian Children’s and YA contemporary realist novels with LGBQ characters and I am very pleased to see May Day Mine included. It’s not just in several lists (based on secondary and main characters, alphabetical order and chronological order), but she has also devoted a half page to critiquing the novel and also refers to it elsewhere in her article. It is enlightening to see another author’s point of view regarding my main character Jodi and her relationship with Dana.

You can find it here: