Guest Post – This or That with Mavis from May B and Giveaway!


Mavis Elizabeth Betterly, also known as May, is the protagonist from Caroline Starr Rose’s middle grade historical MAY B.  Told in verse,  this is a story of survival under harsh conditions that would test an adult, let alone young May.  Check out her This and That answers, and read on to learn more about the upcoming release of MAY B, and then fill out the form for a chance to win some May B swag!

Summer or Winter?

Summer — barefoot time.

Horses or Cows?

Cows. Sometimes I read to Bessie. She doesn’t laugh when I make mistakes.

Flowers or Weeds?

Flowers, especially coneflowers and wild mustard. They remind me of my brother.

Coffee or Milk?

Coffee. We have it at every meal.

Flour or Millet?

Flour for sourdough.

Day or Night?

Day. Night gives me too much time to remember.

Open or Closed?

Open. I hate feeling closed in.

Dusty or Muddy?

If there isn’t one, there’s the other.

Dresses or Breeches?


Dogs or Cats?

Don’t have either.

Sleeping or Awake?


Cups or Plates?


Together or Alone?

Together. I’m tired of being alone.

Loud or Quiet?

Quiet, though prairie quiet is rarely silent.

Thanks for hosting me!

MAY B hits store shelves January 10th.  You can pre-order a copy by clicking the widget below.

Book Description:

I’ve known it since last night:
It’s been too long to expect them to return.
Something’s happened.

May is helping out on a neighbor’s Kansas prairie homestead—just until Christmas, says Pa. She wants to contribute, but it’s hard to be separated from her family by 15 long, unfamiliar miles. Then the unthinkable happens: May is abandoned. Trapped in a tiny snow-covered sod house, isolated from family and neighbors, May must prepare for the oncoming winter. While fighting to survive, May’s memories of her struggles with reading at school come back to haunt her. But she’s determined to find her way home again. Caroline Starr Rose’s fast-paced novel, written in beautiful and riveting verse, gives readers a strong new heroine to love.


Now for your chance to win some swag!  Would you like to win a  May B journal, bookmark, and some stickers??  Then fill out the form below, and you will be entered to win the swag!

Contest Rules –

You must be 13 or older to enter.

I am not responsible for lost or damaged shipments.

One entry per person.

Open to US shipping addresses only

Contest ends January 11th