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Sarah Beth Durst

Biography

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of 16 fantasy books for adults, teens and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, DRINK SLAY LOVE and THE STONE GIRL'S STORY. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children and her ill-mannered cat.

Books by Sarah Beth Durst

by Sarah Beth Durst - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help --- but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them?

by Sarah Beth Durst - Children's 10-12, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

The traditional Emperor’s Journey is meant to be uneventful. But as the princesses Seika and Ji-Lin --- twin sisters --- travel to pay respects to their kingdom’s dragon guardian, unexpected monsters appear and tremors shake the earth. The Hidden Islands face unprecedented threats, and the old rituals are failing. With only their strength, ingenuity, and flying lion to rely on, can the sisters find a new way to keep their people safe?

by Sarah Beth Durst - Children's 10-12, Fantasy, Friendship

Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend --- a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster --- she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?