~ ~ Winner of the MOM’S CHOICE GOLD AWARD ~ ~ ~ ~ Winner of the 2023 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD for CHILDREN’S FICTION ~ ~ DEMONS, GREMLINS, & GARGOYLES, OH MY! Cameron Poole has a problem, a big problem; he’s a bully magnet who struggles with anxiety. That’s bad enough, but when Cameron learns that mythical monsters are trying to invade his summer camp, things go from bad to worse. Malphas, a demon from a parallel world, is bringing his monster army to Camp Pontchartrain to start his invasion. Cameron and his unusual collection of friends are chosen to stop Malphas before it’s too late. Can Cameron control his anxiety and confront his Beast while battling a huge army of monsters, or will his anxiety cause him to fail . . . again? Buckle up and get ready for a thrilling adventure! “Facing the Beast Within” deals with anxiety in kids. During the writing of this story, a team of child psychologists were consulted and the coping strategies they teach their patients were woven throughout the story. Hopefully, this story with give those struggling with anxiety, and their parents, a little hope. And for those who love a spine-tingling adventures . . . enjoy the ride.