Thirteen-year-old Bertie Flynn is a scientist following in her father’s footsteps. So she despises the legends surrounding her home of Mt. Shasta, California. All her life she’s heard ridiculous tales of Bigfoot sightings, Lizzard People, and a lost city hidden beneath the volcano towering over the town.
But strange things are happening. Ravens begin following her and a mysterious gypsy appears with a surprising wager. When her parents are suddenly killed, Bertie’s logical world is sent tumbling. She’s sent to live with the tyrannical Ms. Tempo, who blocks every attempt to understand her parents’ untimely deaths. But Bertie is determined to find answers even if they lie beyond scientific understanding.
Bertie Flynn & The Gargoyle Gazette is a debut novel by author Emily Romrell that showcases the magic of myths in a modern world.