12-year-old Beatrice McIlvaine has a problem. It’s not sixth grade. It doesn’t involve boys.

This problem is bigger than that, and it has a nasty bite. As Beatrice steels herself to fight yet another threat to the precarious existence she leads with her single mother and a troubled little brother, she finds she’s not alone after all.

A modern parable about love, family, and killing dragons, Beatrice and the Basilisk is a modern fairy tale, short (8,000 words) but not entirely sweet. And there’s a lesson in there somewhere. If you can see through the dismal night sky, and beyond those dangerous teeth…

A Young Adult Title
Release Date: January 12, 2012