When Gerald’s parents decide it’s time for him to learn the value of an emerald, he sets out to get the perfect summer job. Wolf-walking, anyone? Baby-zombie-sitting? Llama grooming? Gerald isn’t exactly loving his options.
When his mom starts selling vitamins and minerals, Gerald comes up with a sales idea of his own—a BIG idea. But he’s going to need some help. After he hires a few friends, they start raking in the emeralds. Gerald is going to be rich! He can see it already! But his fortune might come with a pretty big price tag, too.
Greyson Mann is the author of the Creeper Diaries series and the Secrets of an Overworld Survivor series from Sky Pony Press. He kept diaries like Gerald's when he was a middle schooler. He kept right on writing through high school and college and now creates books for kids from his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Greyson enjoys playing Minecraft with his nephew, sometimes writes bad rap songs, and hangs out with his three sisters, whom he now adores.
Amanda Brack is also the illustrator of the Creeper Diaries series and the Jokes for Minecrafters series from Sky Pony Press. She has a passion for drawing and illustration, and enjoys the creativity of working on a wide variety of projects in her freelance career. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.