Peternelle van Arsdale

Peternelle van Arsdale

Peternelle van Arsdale is the author of the young adult novel, The Beast Is an Animal. A dark fairy tale, it's been described as "a swift and compelling read" (Booklist) and "a psychologically intense fantasy" (Horn Book Magazine) and is being developed by Amazon Studios for a feature film produced by Ridley Scott's Scott Free and directed by Bert & Bertie. Her essays have been published by LitHub, Hypable.com, and Culturefly. Her second novel, also a dark fairy tale, will be published in January 2019, and she's currently at work on her third. A former executive editor in the book industry, she is now an independent editorial consultant.


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Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee December 13, 2018
Book Covers
The Beast Is an Animal
The Cold Is in Her Bones

Speculative Fiction Novels (2)


2019 | fantasy > dark fantasy, young adult

2017 | fantasy > dark fantasy, young adult