by Christina Ross0
She is a Beast is an illustrated collection of feminist fairy tales. Some are re-imaginings of the classic tales we know, such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, while others are completely original. This collection is about women reclaiming their stories and finding agency by embracing their beastly natures and adopting monstrous appetites deemed inappropriate by society. In their wildness they find freedom.
APEP is as proud of our design as we are of the writers we publish and She is a Beast is no exception. Like all APEP books, it is made by hand in our studio in Chewsville, Maryland. The book is saddle stitched and measures 9”x10”. The nearly square size, dramatic margins, typography and design is inspired by the artists and writers of Ver Sacrum magazine.
about the author
Christina Rosso lives and writes in South Philadelphia with her rescue pup, Atticus Finch, and bearded husband, Alex. Together they run an independent bookstore and event space called A Novel Idea on Passyunk. In 2016, Christina received an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Arcadia University. Her writing has been featured in FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, Digging Through the Fat, Ellipsis Zine, and more. She is a Beast is her first book.