Though we didn't get as much rain as we'd hoped to this spring, we did get some. I've been watering the garden with water captured in our three rain barrels -- though they are all almost dry now. The garden looks amazing! The pomegranates are forming, we've got more artichokes than we know what to do with, and the blackberries and tomatoes taste great.
To celebrate this wonderful garden bounty, I'm hosting a giveaway on GoodReads. Through May 2nd, you can enter for a chance to win a paperback of my contemporary Young Adult novel, PUNISHMENT SUMMER. Stop on by and enter for a chance to win one of five copies.
Here's a bit about the story...
Sixteen-year-old Nicki is sent to stay at her grandfather’s cabin near the town of Punishment in the Mendocino Forest. As always, she hides her burn scars and keeps quiet about the mother who ran out on her. But soon after arriving, she begins to suspect Grandpa is also keeping secrets. Her exile brings an unexpected bright spot: Grandpa’s German shepherd, Queenie. The hunky neighbor boy’s another plus, though she quickly starts to doubt his honesty.
From secret pot farms to human trafficking, Nicki discovers nothing in the ‘Mendo’ is what it seems. When Grandpa takes off and the lives of new friends are endangered, Nicki must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect those she cares about. Before summer ends, Nicki will learn there are some choices she can’t undo.
It’s a good thing Grandpa taught her how to shoot.