Thursday, October 18, 2012

Toby Gold Blog Tour: Book Spotlight and Giveaway

Title: Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune
Author: Craig R. Everett
Release Date: October 2012
Publisher: Fiscal Press
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Toby Gold is a seventh grader in Wallingford, Connecticut who has always known that he is good with money – but has no idea how good until he discovers a dangerous hidden society of money and intrigue that co-exists with the everyday world we all know.

Toby stumbles upon this dark financial world one day when he discovers secret messages encrypted into the stock ticker “crawl” that moves along the bottom of the screen on the financial news channel.

Toby’s shock only grows worse when he realizes that the secret messages are directed to him! His unique abilities with math and money have been noticed by the wrong people, and Toby is quickly sucked into a high-stakes life or death financial conspiracy that he is only able to resolve by using his amazing talent with money.


"Unique children’s lit that cleverly tackles interest rates, endowments, fluctuating commodities, bullying and identity."

 - Kirkus Reviews

"This fast-paced adventure weaves fundamental concepts in economics and finance seamlessly into the story. Toby Gold makes learning finance exciting."

 - Francis A. Longstaff, PhD. Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School

As part of the tour, the author is providing two sets of signed bookmarks and posters to give away.

To enter to win these prizes, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form provided.
  • Open from October 18 to October 31.
  • Must be 13+ years of age to enter
  • US mailing addresses only

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  • Tweeting about the tour and giveaway (once a day)

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                      About the Author

Craig R. Everett was born and raised in Maine, spending his childhood summers digging along the shores of Bar Harbor for buried pirate treasure. Fortunately, he was able to remain blissfully unaware that pirates seldom, if ever, ventured that far north. He received his B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, an MBA from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University.

Dr. Everett is currently a finance professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he teaches corporate and entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Everett also volunteers in public schools teaching financial literacy principles.

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  1. What a great idea for a book. I love the idea of using money/math skills to solve problems. So many kids these days don't see the need for these skills.

  2. Sounds like a great way to teach kids a little about finance and economics. I know I can often find the financial economy quite confusing!