Julie Fudge Smith
Julie lives in Galena, Ohio, with her husband, flat-coated retriever, and Clumber Spaniel. She recently retired from training dogs professionally, but still has a podcast called Your Family Dog. Now that she's retired, she spends her time writing, traveling, reading, hiking, curling, and playing with her nine grandkids. The Beast Keepers is her first novel.
The Beast Keepers
The Beast Keepers is the story of Jonathan F. St. Roche, a young veterinarian who takes a job in the rural Ohio town of Carrollton. He soon discovers it is a safe haven for a menagerie of mythical creatures (including a pregnant pegasus, a flying monkey with a sprained wing, a centaur with Cushing’s disease, and a unicorn with a sweet tooth) who rely on him for their medical care and shelter from the outside world. When a deadly basilisk threatens the town, Jonathan and his new friends must balance the dangerous creature’s needs against the risk to the community.
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