Magical Princess Harriet is a Young Adult Fantasy novel about a transgender Jewish girl fighting the forces of darkness. I began working on this project back in rabbinical school in response to the feeling I had that there is a general lack of Jewish fantasy fiction out there in the world.
In Magical Princess Harriet, Harriet (originally Harris) Baumgartner is an apparently ordinary Jewish middle schooler secretly struggling with the persistent feeling that she was never meant to be a boy. When she stops to investigate a flicker of movement in the supposedly abandoned construction site at the end of her street, she encounters an Angel named Nuriel who tells her that she has been granted the titled of “Princess” and is now responsible for dealing with the renegade angels that have taken up residence in her school. Together with her friends Francis and Aiden, Harriet will need every ounce of courage, compassion and intelligence she can muster if she is to outwit the devious Nephilim and come to terms with her conflicted feelings about her own gender.
Update: Magical Princess Harriet is finally out on Amazon in Kindle and paperback! Further announcements coming as the book becomes available on other platforms as well.