As far as young adult fantasies go, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is a good read that I think any age, teen to adult, would enjoy. I only hope a sequel is in the works! --LunaMoth The witty dialogue and good story line makes this book hard to put down. I really could not stop reading it and was really tired the next day. It's also very satisfying to read about a girl heroine fighting the good fight. --Jeri Beth Barany, best known for strong heroines in her stories, created a tale of righteousness, magic and overcoming adversity. --Robert Mendak "RJ" The book is a beautiful story about friendship, a heroine, and a quest to kill a dragon. Who wouldn't be excited? The entire concept sounded interesting and I was not at all disappointed. --Brittany, from Goodreads Beth Barany has made a world where unlikely friendships rule and being a friend means more than you can know. --Tami, from Goodreads ABOUT THE BOOK Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of the Kingdom of Bleuve, can't stomach the thought of one more kill. Yet, in order to save her dying mentor, she must go on one last quest. But will misfit companions, seasickness, and an ego maniacal king derail the quest for the healing stone? And will she be able to cut past her conscience and kill the dragon? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. It only took her thirty years to actually start writing them down, then grit and determination to whip them into shape. She writes to empower girls and women with her kickass heroines who are faced with saving the world against great odds. In her off hours, Beth enjoys cardio kickboxing, stick yoga, reading and watching movies with her husband, author and musician Ezra Barany, and two cats, Kitty and Leo. For school visits and presentations, Beth Barany can be contacted through her site at www.bethbarany.com. She loves to hear from her readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Barany is the author of The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book, and Overcome Writer's Block. She's been a columnist and editor at The National Networker, and a contributing author to several anthologies, including Writing Romance, a bestseller, and Creativity Coaching Success Stories. She is the editor of When I Was There, the bestselling anthology of stories about life at UC Berkeley, 1960-2010, and is also the editor for the bestseller, Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases by Julia Schopick. Beth works with clients in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Beth speaks to groups and conferences all over the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States. Typically who she works with are authors who ready to get their books completed and out into the world. She leads trainings to groups and associations to help authors get it done!
Beth Barany also writes young adult fantasy novels. Her current novel is Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, now out in print and on the Kindle.
On her off hours, Beth enjoys gardening, cross-country skiing, playing with her two cats, Leo and Kitty, and watching movies with her husband, author and singer/song writer, Ezra Barany.