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Author Q&A ft Beth Barany | Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book Tour | YA Fantasy Adventure

Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Series by Beth Barany is on virtual book tour. The young adult fantasy adventure stops at Readeropolis...




Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Series by Beth Barany is on virtual book tour.

The young adult fantasy adventure stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon + swag + 1 signed print edition (WW) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).



What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

  1. Diane Duane
  2. Dana Marton
  3. Elizabeth Moon
  4. Sharon Shinn
  5. Kay Keppler
  6. Patricia Simpson
  7. Carol Stephenson
  8. Nora Roberts
  9. Amy Webb
  10. Carol S. Pearson

How long have you been writing?
Since I was a kid, probably 8 years old.


Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
The main 2 or 3 characters usually come to me at almost the same time. More characters come to me as I plan the novel; then more come to me as I write the novel. It’s rare that more characters come to me as I edit, though I wouldn’t rule it out. Each time I write a book the process changes a little.


Do you see writing as a career?
I do see writing as a career!


Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I like to brainstorm and plan my novels with pop music, same when I write my first drafts. When I edit, I like to listen to Baroque classical music, or have silence.


Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I’m usually planning, writing, and editing one book at a time. But I’m researching several books at a time, mostly casually by reading a lot, watching a lot of shows, and day dreaming. I’m also always researching on the current book too.


Pen or type writer or computer?
When I’m planning my novels, I use pen and notebook and a portable keyboard on my iPhone, and when I’m editing, I use my laptop.


Henrietta the Dragon Slayer
Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book 1
by Beth Barany
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure


She's a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her fame … and it was much too high.


From the Winner of the California Fiction Writer's Book Contest comes this thrilling adventure of a young warrior on one final quest … against an opponent she swore never to face again.


Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve, can't face the thought of another kill. She's lost family, friends and home on her rocky road to fame. But when the young warrior is summoned by a King to retrieve the Dragon Stone from the last dragon in existence, she can't re fuse--her mentor lies dying, and the healing stone is all that can save him. This quest will be her most harrowing of all, for it means facing mysterious assassins, the dreaded choppy sea, and all with a misfit band--a young witch, a jester and a surly knight. And at journey's end, someone must die … the dragon, or Henrietta.

Perfect for fans of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Collins' The Hunger Games, McKinley's Hero & the Crown, and Paolini's Eragon. Get your copy of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer today!







Henrietta and the Dragon Stone
Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book 2


What if all those you loved were threatened by a force you couldn't see or fight?

Henrietta the legendary ass kicking dragon slayer wants to return to her village for a heroes’ welcome. But an unknown sorcerer rides after her and her Dragon Stone, and aims to destroy everyone she cares about. Can she claim her newfound powers sparked by the Dragon Stone and keep her loved ones safe, especially her more-than-friend, and her stalwart bodyguard, before the sorcerer destroys her and everything in his path?


A medieval-set world with magic and magical creatures.

A 86,000-word novel.

Beth Barany empowers young women to be the heroes of their own lives.





Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa
Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book 3


Finally, the sweeping conclusion to the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer trilogy!

Parted by destiny, the four friends struggle to rejoin forces and face for a final time, the ruthless sorcerer intent on destroying them all.

In the biggest challenge of her life, Henrietta the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve must lead her people into a battle that may end life as they know it. For they face no ordinary army, but the dark forces of a powerful sorcerer bent on overtaking all five kingdoms. And unless she can rescue her dauntless knight Franc, she must do it without his support.


Franc will follow Henrietta anywhere. But on a mission to find allies among the Horse People, he is kidnapped and taken by minions of the evil sorcerer Eyvindir. Will he find the strength and courage to survive, and fight again at Henrietta's side?

Paulette, the young fire witch, must stand trial for a murder committed out of desperation. In despair at her imprisonment by forces acting against her dearest friend, Jaxter, she escapes and flees to the frigid, forbidden land of Varangia to find a witch powerful enough to help her finally master fire. But what must she give up to gain the power to aid her friends?

Jaxter, now a king, must come to terms with the heavy responsibilities of ruling the Oro Islands, newly emerged from over 75 years of evil rule. This means doing right, even when it means going against ancient customs and protocols. Worse, the marauding Varangians press at his borders. He must find a way to defend his home, or none of them will survive.

Will Henrietta and her friends be able to stop the ruthless sorcerer from obliterating her, claiming the Dragon Stone, and ruling over the Five Kingdoms?






Award winning author, Beth Barany writes in several genres including young adult adventure fantasy and paranormal romance.

Inspired by living abroad in France and Quebec, she loves creating magical tales of romance, mystery, and adventure that empower women and girls to be the heroes of their own lives.


For fun, Beth walks, gardens, and watched movies and travels with her husband, author Ezra Barany. They live in Oakland, California with a piano, their cats, and over 1,000 books.

When not writing or playing, Beth runs an online school, BARANY SCHOOL OF FICTION. helping novelists to write, market, and publish their books to the delight of their readers.






Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!





39 comments

  1. Exciting. I like books and a lot of things really with strong female leads as the hero as the villan. Whatevs and like them to win.

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  2. Awesome! So glad you like it! Good luck for the giveaway!

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  3. Readeropolis, thanks for having me!

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    1. It's my pleasure. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  4. The book cover looks like a very interesting read
    Cathy Truman

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  5. I like the covers a lot. Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book 2 intrigues me the most

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. So glad you like the covers a lot and that Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book 2 intrigues you the most. Read Henrietta The Dragon Slayer first. :)

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  6. Awesome Covers! This series sounds great.

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  7. Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Series - that sounds interesting.
    Fantastic covers!
    thank you

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  8. The cover looks very intense
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  9. The character on the cover looks fierce.

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  10. I like the power of the cover. Thank you

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    1. Glad you like the power of the cover. I do too. You're welcome.

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  11. The cover art looks great!

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  12. The book covers look pretty much the same. They all are intriguing.

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    1. We used the same image. Glad you think they all are intriguing.

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  13. The books look great. The one that intrigues me the most is Henrietta and the Dragon Stone.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. Enjoy Henrietta and the Dragon Stone.

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  14. Love her bright/bold eyes showing determination - I would think her long hair will get in the way of fighting (like a cape on a superhero) but look forward to reading about her triumph. Thanks for sharing

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  15. You're so welcome, Anne! Glad you enjoy Henrietta The Dragon Slayer!

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  16. The covers are very interesting to say the least!

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  17. Thanks, Richard! Glad you like them!

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  18. I like the covers, very colorful.

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  19. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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    1. Glad you like it, Slehan. You're welcome for the contest! Good luck.

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  20. Congratulations on you award for Henrietta the Dragon Slayer! Nice cover

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  21. I love the artwork. Favorite cover = Henrietta and the Dragon Stone
    Henrietta the Dragon Slayer Book 2, Love those violet eyes. Someone else mentioned the eyes in their comment also.Very striking! Good job.

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