Monday, April 01, 2024

Elizabeth Byrne's "Book, Beast, and Crow," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Book, Beast, and Crow by Elizabeth Byrne.

About the book, from the publisher:
My YA novel, Book, Beast, and Crow, is an adventure story along the lines of The Goonies or Stranger Things, but set in suburban New Jersey on the faultline of a mysterious Otherworld. There is a large cast of characters, both human and not, but the main figures of the story are a group of high school seniors who've grown up together, including a brother and sister. The action involves the group members' interaction as much as their encounters with mythical creatures, so the group chemistry needs to be there!

The narrator, Anna, starts out the quiet observer, but when her best friend Olivia disappears into the Great Swamp, home to a legendary beast that's plagued the town for centuries, Anna taps into hidden reserves of steel to go in after her. I think Bella Ramsey would be ideal--small in stature, but able to project intellect and bravery far beyond their years.

Olivia is the more outgoing one--a risk-taker...[read on]
Visit Elizabeth Byrne's website.

My Book, The Movie: Book, Beast, and Crow.

--Marshal Zeringue