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 Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Jody M. Mabry’s THE TREASURE AT DEVIL’S HOLE virtual book tour May 4-29!

Jody M. Mabry

Product Details 
How Would You Feel If You Had A
Legendary Treasure Right In
Your Own Back Yard?

 (from Amazon)
How would you feel if you knew you had a legendary treasure right in your own back yard? Francis “Bug” Mosser knows, and will do nearly anything to find it, even if it means defying the most villainous person he knows—Mom! Standing in Bug's way is his nemesis Tad Prickers, the red headed, pock-holed bully who’s suddenly been seen walking Bug’s girl, Melanie, home from school—worse, the walk ends with a kiss. Then there is the mysterious bald stranger and Miss Julia Brandon’s boyfriend who seems a little “too-classy” for the town of Possum Trot. With the help of his brothers, and best friend Billy—along with his not-so-secret desire to impress Melanie Grainger—Bug goes off in search of fortune and glory, thwarting bad guys, stolen clothes, and explosions to find the one surprise about the treasure that he would have never dreamed of...

 (from PUYB)
“Jody M. Mabry’s “The Treasure at Devil’s Hole” is a refreshing return to classic adventure, a genuine stand-out among modern YA fare. It calls to mind works such as “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” right down to the requisite treasure hunting, villains, expansive caverns, complicated young love, and rule-breaking exploits intelligent, free-spirited boys simply can’t resist. Well written and wonderfully paced, it keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, with a clever resolution you never saw coming. I found this to be a delightful read, and in fact completed the book in one sitting, unable to put it down. Looking forward to Mabry’s next work, I hope one is in the works.” – Amazon


Jody Mabry Hi,

I'm Jody Mabry. My writing days started as a pre-teen with interests in everything from ghost stories to lost treasure. With my metal detector in hand I would scour the fields and 19th century building surrounding our farm. Dozens of horseshoes and nails later I found myself fantasizing about "golden horseshoes" and "long ago forged nails" which held open a decayed treasure chest of outlaw gold. These dreams led me to writing, and to adventure as I quickly left home after high school making my way to Mississippi and St. Croix Virgin Islands for some adventure on my own.

I currently live in Minnesota and will be moving to California soon. When all is said and done I will have lived in five states and three countries, spent 30% of my life in tropical regions, and 50% in the bitter cold of Minnesota. I've been to nearly every state and multiple countries, searched for treasure, and explored caverns most people will never know existed. I can only hope that I continue with the adventure as long as possible.

I love my readers and the young fans who continue to contact me about their favorite characters and how they relate to them. What helps a writer the most is feedback on your likes and dislikes. By sharing in an Amazon review of my books, or contacting me on my website,, you can help to mold the future of my books.

Ever so often I love reading middle grade or young adult books.  THE TREASURE AT DEVIL'S HOLE was a wonderful, very humorous adventure story.  Ms. Mabry
appears to have a wonderful talent for imaginative stories that mix life with personality in a plot that is interesting and very creative.  The story has everything from hidden treasure, adventures, evil villains while a crush is in the works. The book is full of imagery and the humor just doesn't let you go until the end.  It takes hold of you. The book is well written with characters that the author has set firmly in the story and then builds on them as the plot continues.  The story is filled with adventure, fun, comedy, lots of action which keeps the reader's interest and turning the pages.  This book is a very interesting and fun read that would be great for kids and kids at heart.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE TREASURE AT DEVIL'S HOLE from the author, Jody M. Mabry and Pump Up Your Book for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453776737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453776735


  • The Treasure at Devil’s Hole is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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